What’s more, one in four native French citizens believe that establishment ‘elites’ are using mass Muslim immigration to replace the native population.
Breitbart According to French political scientist Jérôme Fourquet, the number of newborn males with Arabic or Muslim first names has increased from just one per cent in 1960, to 19 per cent today.
Fourquet noted that the decline in the French birthrate — there were 70,000 fewer children born in 2019 than in 2014 — has led to the growth of Arabic-Muslim names among newborns. He added that “sustained migratory flows, particularly since the beginning of the 2000s”, has also contributed to the trend, Le Figaro reports.
“The study of the prevalence of types of first names among newborns makes it possible in particular to aggregate the strength of legal and illegal migratory flows, because, with some exceptions, all children born on French soil are registered with INSEE [France’s national statistics bureau], even if their parents are illegal,” he added.
To combat the declining birthrate, Fourquet did not advocate the German model of mass migration but said that France should not “lock ourselves into a binary alternative between natalist policies or the use of immigration”.
“If Germany has favoured immigration, it is because the retirement age is already very high and the unemployment rate is at its lowest (3.5 per cent). France could play on these two levers and in particular on the unemployment rate to significantly increase the number of contributors, before resorting to additional immigration,” he said.
Demographic shifts have also been observed among religious groups in France, with a report released last year showing that there were now as many practicing Muslims in the 18- to 29-year-old demographic as practising Roman Catholics.
The demographic changes in France have led to several theories regarding the phenomenon including the theory of the “Great Replacement” by French author Renaud Camus.
The theory of the Great Replacement was coined by French writer Renaud Camus and encompasses several subjects under the broad scope of interchangeability and exchangeability, from goods and services to people themselves.
Camus told Breitbart London that the Paris protests were really about “lack of respect, general exchangeability, being treated by managerial politics like an object, a simple product. A product, a producer, and a consumer all at once, a thing, a number, not a human being.”
He also describes the elites, or the “Davocracy,” as supporting “the change of people and civilisation for the sake of the industry of man, the economic system which produces the Undifferentiated Human Matter, the human Nutella, spreadable at will.”
The theory has also been mentioned by several high-profile figures including the Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel in reference to Muslims, and by Béziers mayor Robert Ménard who was fined for mentioning demographic changes in local schools.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel has called attention to the demographic shift in France saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread “promotion” of abortion.
“Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate is such that today, they call it … the Great Replacement, they tell you in a very calm, very positive way that, ‘one day all this, it will be ours’,” he said.