Friday, March 11, 2011

France's Sarkozy sacks Muslim diversity head over criticism of 'Islam in France' debate

muslim of France pray on the streets of Paris outside the Adda'Wa Mosque, a Muslim cultural center, 20 Januray 2005, for the first day of Eid Al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, Islam's most important holiday.

The debate will explore firstly how "the practice of religions may be compatible with the rules of the secular republic", and secondly "the question of Islam in France".

Speaking on Thursday, Mr Dahmane compared the situation of French Muslims to that of Jews during World War II and said the debate had been planned by a "handful of neo-Nazis".

France has the largest Muslim minority of any EU country and controversies have arisen over the state's attempts to impose secular values in public institutions such as schools.


It is the opinion that anyone who criticizes Islam is a neo-nazi ~ but tagged on to this the anti-racism argument is being used to prothlesize for Islam ~ the anti-racist argument was never meant to used as a way of promoting or spreading a religious message.


They argument ~ if you don't like Islam ~ then you are a racist. There are two things at play ~ Muslims have never been able to scrutinize Islam ~ most were conquered ~ hence the name the conquered lands or dar al-Islam [versus dar al-harb or the unconquered lands or realm of war] to openly talk about Islam ~ meant certain death ~ so Muslim fear, is a result of the conditioning that has taken place over the period of Islamic rule. And of course, Islam is perpetuated by Muslims policing other Muslims [visit the Islamic world] so the idea that you can't police these people, that you can't police for Islam ~ their anguish is a process of overcoming their conditioning.


Two, because Muslims believe so strongly, in the utopian vision of Islamic rule ~ if the anti-racism argument will move them forward up the road towards that ~ or aspects of it ~ then they will hitch a ride on that. Really taking advantage of people's good nature in the west ~ those who are out to help with anything that remotely looks like racism ~ but what they are not telling these people ~ is that this Islamic rule that Muslims envision ~ doesn't hold them in high regard. To be seen as a full citizen in the Muslim world, one must ~ convert to Islam. All others are dhimmis ~ second class ~ with marginal rights and freedoms ~ even less than the meagre rights most Muslims enjoy.


This is the Muslim dream ~ Muhammad said ~ and they can't question ~ becomes a problem in the free world. There are simply an untold number of rules Muslims follow. And online fatwa machines pumping new restrictions out everyday. What Muslim leaders expect, what Islamic thinkers like Tariq Ramadan were suggesting as integration advisers, was to get the whole society to understand this myriad of rules, in order alter all parts society, [educating teachers, journalists, politicians] to make accommodations for Islam. Not the integration of Muslims into western society, but integration of western society into Islam.


A further lazy argument made by Ramadan and others is that Europe needs people, so as Islamic immigration should continue unabated, Europe should prepare for a new Islamic reality or future. Some politicians agreed. The former Dutch justice minister said, [to demonstrate that he was not a 'racist'] that if Muslim become the majority or reached sufficient numbers, and they voted for shari'a, that there was nothing legally in the way to stop it.


Thankfully almost all of the Islamic theocracies on Europe's borders have been either toppled or seriously challenged in some way. Those who would support the Muslim push for the islamization of Europe, would take comfort in the fact that the dictators are being blamed, excusing the fact that it is the Muslim belief that is also apart of the problem, which Muslims wish to import to Europe. To help us.

Its a big topic ~ and the French are in their own house ~ they should be allowed to discuss such issues openly.



French President Nicolas Sarkozy has sacked his diversity adviser after he called on Muslims not to support the governing UMP party, reports say.

Abderrahmane Dahmane, a Muslim and former UMP official appointed to his post only in January, was protesting against a planned debate on Islam.

He said Muslim members of the UMP should not renew their party membership unless the debate was cancelled.

He condemned UMP leader Jean-Francois Cope as a "plague for Muslims".

Mr Dahmane's sacking was reported by the French news agency AFP, which gave no details.

The UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) is planning to hold a public debate on 5 April on "Islam and secularism".

The debate will explore firstly how "the practice of religions may be compatible with the rules of the secular republic", and secondly "the question of Islam in France".

Speaking on Thursday, Mr Dahmane compared the situation of French Muslims to that of Jews during World War II and said the debate had been planned by a "handful of neo-Nazis".

France has the largest Muslim minority of any EU country and controversies have arisen over the state's attempts to impose secular values in public institutions such as schools.

A public ban on face-covering veils comes into force on 11 April.

BBC

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