79% of French consider the Islamic veil in opposition to French values, by Abdelhamid Kaddor.
When asked about the Islamic veil worn by muslim woman, Emmanuel Macron, the French president said it is “the opposite of the French civic values”, in a TV interview on April 15th.
His statement sparked a huge controversy in France, where the largest Islamic community in Europe lives, and any public debate related to Islam leads generally to trouble (as we reported here, with the French author, Eric Zemmour, being fined when he talked of “an Islamic invasion in France”). …
Seventy-nine per cent agreed with the President while only 21% considered his statement as “discriminatory toward the muslim population”.
It bears repeating: The burqa is an aggressively Muslim form of dress. It is a political statement, expressing Muslim superiority and the support for the ideas of the Koran — that non-Muslims may be treated very poorly by Muslims and that Islam will conquer the world. Implicitly discriminating between Muslims and non-Muslims, it is a form of “hate speech” — just as the PC crowd now label as “hate speech” even a statue of Cecil Rhodes, anything Donald Trump says, or pointing out measured statistical differences between groups. Islam is itself political, so a form of dress that is uniquely and conspicuously Islamic is inevitably political.
We know we’re being dissed.
hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific