In secular France, there is increasing anger at the growing number of Muslim schoolchildren wearing religious dress – as Magyar Nemzet wrote. This is interpreted by those in the know as a sign of a radical Islamization of the country.
Philosophia Perennis (h/t Marvin W) Right-wing French politician Gilbert Collard tweeted that two schools in Lyon reported 170 cases where Muslim students typically wear long-sleeved, cape-like bodysuits.
“It’s time to open everyone’s eyes because radical Islam has won in the schools. The pressure is so great that teachers don’t dare to speak in front of a camera,”– he wrote.
Secular dress codes are ignored
Although in France it is forbidden to wear symbols or clothing that openly show one’s religious affiliation in public schools.
Only the traditional long Muslim clothing, the abaya, is still tolerated by the schools because it has not yet been officially decided whether this is a religious garment. According to a student, 16-18 students out of 30 classmates wear an abaya.
Muslim students exert a lot of peer pressure
According to some anonymous teachers, Muslim children intentionally or unintentionally put a lot of pressure on schools. There were almost two hundred abayas in the two Lyon secondary schools.
Now the school district wants to enact a dress code that will be mandatory for all parents by the start of the next school year.
With the number of “abaya students” skyrocketing this year, Minister of Education Pap Ndiaye called an emergency conference for school district leaders on the matter. According to “Le Figaro” he is said to have called for vigilance against French secularism and its observance.
Meanwhile, however, a Western culture has emerged: while right-wing politicians, including Jordan Bardella, leader of the Rassemblement National party, are calling for the abaya to be banned, left-wing politicians such as the leader of the Independent France party are accusing those of Islamophobia.
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you once again of the teacher Samuel Paty, who was executed in the street near Paris after showing his students cartoons of Muhammad in class and, based on this, discussing with them freedom of expression:
To date, Macron’s France has done nothing effective to stop France’s Islamization. Vigorous resistance there comes almost exclusively from the traditionalist Catholics and the circles around the Rassemblement national. A recently deceased friend of mine from Alsace, albeit a Freemason and Macorn voter, has repeatedly said over the past few years that it is “long since too late”. France is lost.