France’s Muslim Allergy: Sarkozy’s Goodbye to the Muslim Vote

“France is the worst place in Europe to be a Muslim, because the government is so against us. And if Nicolas Sarkozy is re-elected, it can only get worse.” 

Ahead of an upcoming presidential election in France, policymakers are riding a wave of Islam-dominated issues that have unwittingly taken center stage in the country’s public domain.

Concerns over Islamic fundamentalism reached a peak in recent weeks when French police launched the latest of a series of raids on suspected Islamic militants, detaining 10 people across the country in predawn arrests.

This also came hand-in-hand with news that imams (clerics) were being deported, moderate Muslim preachers were being denied access to the country, and mosques were increasingly being monitored by French authorities.

The measures come under the pretext that French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is battling for re-election ahead of the first round of votes on April 22, is brazenly intent on clamping down on dangerous radicals threatening France.

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  1. In a situation where a country and or its leader does not recognize internationally recognized Human Right on religion; the world at large and of course the Human Right groups should mount pressure on them. What France and or its agent, Mr. Sarkozy, lays on Islam and Muslims is not acceptable to humanity. Mr. Sarkozy should watch it. ‘What goes round comes round’.

  2. Islamophobia breeds fundamentalism by making the Muslims an outcast and leads to a two tiered society. For a uniform and integrated society it would be worth while to let the 5 million Muslims, who have become a sizeable minority in France to integrate socially, emotionally anf financially, this will lead to a well developed France.

  3. I have worked in France and I can confirm the hatred against Muslims is at all levels from top to bottom. I have only one suggestion if France wants to isolate from rest of the world then its their choice, all Muslim countries should force French women to wear veil in their countries to respect their local culture and religion as Muslim women are forced to remove their veils in France. This can at least make them realise that they can not survive in their own culture they must respect others. Secondly I also blame many Muslims in France who are abusing their social system, wherever we see a problem there will be a Muslim behind it. This must be stopped and condemned by all Muslims too.

  4. “Hatreds never cease through hatred in this world; through love alone they cease. This is the eternal truth.” (Verse 5, Yamaka Vagga, Dhammapada) Prophet Gautam Buddha(as)
    May ALLAH(swt) strengthen and make it easy for us to walk in the path of wisdom as possessed by Prophets. Aameen

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