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French Have Positive Opinion of Buddhism, Christianity and Judaism, Negative Opinion of Islam
Frontpage ^ | 20 Apr 2013 | David Greenfield

Posted on 04/29/2013 9:34:48 AM PDT by Cronos

Everyone knows that Europe is Islamophobic, but for some reason it’s also Buddihiphilic*. Maybe the French actually judge religions based on their behavior. Or maybe, like everyone else, they’re irrationally afraid of being murdered by Muslim terrorists even though there is no reason for them to be because that never happens.

Almost three French people in four (73%) say that they have a negative image of Islam, while other religions enjoy the approval of a clear majority, according to a poll published on Tuesday.

Questioned by the agency Tilder and the Institut Montaigne, in the context of the program “Place aux idées” broadcast on Tuesday evening on LCP, 87% of French people have a positive image of Buddhism, 76% of Protestantism, 69% of Catholicism, 64% of Judaism, but only 26% of Islam, 1% not expressing an opinion.

..The simplistic narrative of Islamist apologists is that Europeans or Americans have issues with Islam because it’s foreign. This relies on the old lefty polar division between nativism and tolerance. Either you like foreigners or you hate them. Either you are open to new things or you’re a reactionary bigot. And any criticism of Islam is filed into the latter category.

If concern about Islam is just a reactionary instinct to anything foreign, Buddhism would rank as poorly as Islam. At least it would rank more poorly than Christianity or Judaism. But the French, to everyone’s surprise, are tolerant. They just don’t like being colonized, robbed, raped and murdered in the name of a creed that says that they are subhuman because they don’t believe in a 7th century prophet’s claim to divine sanctions for his rape and murder spree.

And that makes you wonder, who are the real bigots?



TOPICS: Current Events; Eastern Religions; Islam
KEYWORDS: franceislam; islam

1 posted on 04/29/2013 9:34:48 AM PDT by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Headline....future date (undetermined).

“France Nukes Mecca”

Whoa....didn’t see THAT one coming!


2 posted on 04/29/2013 9:36:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cronos

Ya think?


3 posted on 04/29/2013 9:42:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Being half French I can not tell liberals that it is part of my cultural heritage to dislike Muslims.


4 posted on 04/29/2013 9:43:02 AM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Da Coyote

Oh, I have a problem with the banner being held up in that pic.

Please remove the word “only”.


5 posted on 04/29/2013 9:43:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Cronos
..The simplistic narrative of Islamist apologists is that Europeans or Americans have issues with Islam because it’s foreign. This relies on the old lefty polar division between nativism and tolerance. Either you like foreigners or you hate them. Either you are open to new things or you’re a reactionary bigot. And any criticism of Islam is filed into the latter category.

Are they trying to imply that negative opinions of Islam are informed opinions based on actual knowledge? I find that unlikely. After almost every terrorist attack, we are reminded that Islam is a religion of peace, often before discovering the religion followed by the attackers. If we can't trust MSNBC, Obama, and the French socialists who think like them, who can we trust?

6 posted on 04/29/2013 9:44:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Cronos

It only goes to show that the French people are not nearly as foolish as their multicultural propagandists. It could also mean the French people are not happy about France becoming an Islamic nuclear power. May they honor their ancestors who knew enough to fight and expel Muslims.


7 posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:25 AM PDT by pallis
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To: angry elephant

My great-grandfather left Paris and emigrated to Wheeling, WV. I suspect “no Muslims there” would have been one of his motivations.


8 posted on 04/29/2013 9:59:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cronos

Could have something to do with that whole Battle of Tours thing.


9 posted on 04/29/2013 10:04:18 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Cronos

But are they Shivaphillic?


10 posted on 04/29/2013 10:05:36 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Cronos

More people should be aware of just how hard Islam has worked at exterminating Buddhists:

http://www.aina.org/news/20070404114738.htm


11 posted on 04/29/2013 10:08:38 AM PDT by Enchante
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To: Cronos


12 posted on 04/29/2013 10:10:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: VanDeKoik

50 million Frenchmen can’t be wrong. I am starting to respect France more and more these days.


13 posted on 04/29/2013 10:19:16 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Cronos

What? They don’t like angry yelling dirty-beard headchoppers?


14 posted on 04/29/2013 10:44:03 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

The French have these things going for them:
1. They believe there is a right way to do things— the French way. They do not second guess their culture like we do in America, and assume everybody’s “cool”. They are absolutely confident that THEY are “cool”. Everybody else, not so much.
2. They have a Christian heritage, so that, even if they have forgotten their faith, it lingers in their Frenchness. So if the French way is one-woman-one-man marriage, then they are sticking with it even if they have forgotten the biblical basis for it. And if the French long ago had to fight the moslems in the southern regions of their country and send armies to the Levant to crusade against moslems, that history, too, is a part of their Frenchness.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 10:46:14 AM PDT by married21
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To: Cronos

The French have recent experience on which to base their opinions.

Paris is surrounded by several Muslim enclaves, which are effectively no-go zones for police and firemen. These enclaves were formed by some Muslims moving in, then intimidating the remaining non-muslims into moving out. And of course there are the riots by muslim “yutes”.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 9:28:26 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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