Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: ‘Either We Kill Islamism Or It Will Kill Us’

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: ‘Either We Kill Islamism Or It Will Kill Us’, by Donna Edmunds.

A French National Front (FN) Assemblée Nationale member has made it clear that she believes Europe is at war with Islamists, warning that the time is coming for people to choose a side. Her comments come just days after 84 people were killed in Nice while celebrating Bastille Day. …

[S]he says that radical Islam is implacably opposed to the French secular way of life. “We have a heritage of faith linked to secularity, and I would always defend that. It’s quite opposite to the radical Islamic faith, which seeks to impose itself more and more on public life.”

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

Challenged over her views on the grounds that they would appall many, she responds: “I have exposed reality.”

A devoted Catholic, she defends comments made some time ago in which she said that “Islam should not have the same public space as Catholicism.

“We have traditions, cultural influences that are Christian. France is not an Islamic country, and Islam should not have the same place in public life.”

But she draws a distinction between the secular world of French politics and personal religion, insisting: “I make a big distinction between my political combat and my faith. I never mix the two.”

Islam is not just a religion, like Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism or Confucianism. Islam is also a totalitarian political ideology. It seeks to totally control the lives of its subjects. It is more akin to communism than a religion like Buddhism.

hat-tip Stephen Neil