November 10th – Hundreds of French nationalists have demonstrated in Paris against Islam and its inherent extremism, chanting the French anthem and saying that this religion has no place in the country.
Washington Post/AP (H/T Jean V) Protester Romain Cyiril says, “France was always a welcoming country, but for the first time we have to deal with a religion which can’t and doesn’t want to integrate itself.”
Three weeks ago, dozens of far-right French activists stormed an unfinished mosque to protest immigration policies that have made France home to Western Europe’s largest population of Muslims. There are an estimated 5 million or more Muslims in this nation of 65 million, although under French law the government does not track religion. Saturday’s protest was organized by a nationalist group called the Republican Resistance.