THE GOOD NEWS:The French Government warns: ‘France will expel any Muslim immigrant/foreigner who threatens security at home or abroad, or poses a ‘threat to French values or security.
Times 247(H/T Susan K) France will expel any foreigner who threatens security at home or abroad in the name of Islam or does not respect the country’s secular traditions, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Thursday.
France will be “intransigent … and I will not hesitate to expel those who claim to follow Islam and represent a serious threat to public order and as foreigners in our country do not respect our laws and values,” he said at a ceremony to inaugurate a grand mosque in the eastern city of Strasbourg. “The preachers of hatred, those espousing obscurantism and fundamentalists do not have a place in France,” he said.
THE OTHER BAD NEWS:
Europe News The new mosque, located in the northern Paris suburb of Cergy-Pontoise, is not only vast in its dimensions (photo below), but is also highly visible and symbolic: its towering minaret, which has purposely been designed to change the suburb’s skyline by being taller than any church steeple in the neighborhood, is supposed to become the “new symbol of Islam in France.”
The French Socialist Party, however, thanks to ideology and political expediency, is increasingly inclined to accommodate Muslim demands. During his election campaign, Hollande offered an amnesty to all of the estimated 400,000 illegal Muslim immigrants currently in France. He also pledged to change French electoral laws so that Muslim residents without French citizenship would be allowed to vote in municipal elections as of 2014.
One of the predictable outcomes of this political backscratching will be the construction of more government-sponsored mosques in France, all in the name of multiculturalism, of course.