And in doing so, the Mayor of Bordeaux has inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) submitted to the will of the Islamofascists, for whom Christmas trees in the town square are considered offensive to Muslims.
City Journal In France, the Church has not been a political force, even a social one, for a long time.
Even the faintest connotation of Christianity is reprehended. The Mayor of Bordeaux, Pierre Hurmic, who belongs to the party of ecologists, has decided that, this year, the city will not erect the traditional Christmas tree—which he calls “a dead fir”—in its main square. No doubt this is to avoid cruelty to trees.
An immediate outcry resulted, and an online petition gathered 12,000 signatures. Many of the signatories, however, were not from Bordeaux but from as far away as Lille. Hurmic said that he was not interested in opinions emanating from the ‘fascistsphere’—that part of the Internet and social media in which fascists express themselves.
Will the Bordeaux Christmas Market also be eliminated this year?
In other words, a person who sees no reason to abandon what most people consider a harmless enough tradition, whose doctrinal links to Christianity may well be tenuous, is now equated automatically with a participant in a Mussolini rally.
“Call me old school if you want, but Christmas trees, the Tour de France and all these traditions that unite us will always be the bedrock of our society,” Xavier Bertrand, the prominent right-wing president of the northern Hauts de France region, said on Twitter.
President Emmanuel Macron’s deputy Interior Minister, Marlene Schiappa, also weighed in, accusing Greens mayors of prohibiting “everything that brings a bit of joy or festivity.”
In Belgium, Muslims burned down a Christmas tree in an outdoor plaza. Because how dare those inconsiderate Christians offend the sensibilities of the newly arrived Muslim invaders?