| Defending Against Dhimmitude In France - French mayor denounces Muslim offer to protect church at Christmas
| Tuesday, January 05, 2016
|The mayor of the southern French city of Beziers is facing heavy criticism and accusations of racism after sharply denouncing a Muslim group’s offer to protect a church during a Christmas midnight mass.
Robert Menard, elected mayor of Beziers’ 72,000 inhabitants in 2014 with the support of France’s nationalist party, Front National, didn’t pull any punches when condemning the Muslim initiative.
Responding on the city’s website on December 26 in an entry titled “Muslim Guard: What Is the State Doing?” he wrote:
“A Muslim guard ‘protecting’ a Catholic church. Against whom? Hordes of Buddhist monks? Siberian shamans? Who are they mocking here? And where is this country going?
Since when do the arsonists protect against fires?” Menard, the former head of the respected ‘Reporters Without
Borders’ organization, later pointed out that the proposal was simply a
“foretaste of the Lebanisation of France” and that the Muslim group
making the offer is led by “two activists known for their fundamentalist
and anti-Israeli stances.”
Menard stated the Muslim group made the same
offer at the city’s 13th-century cathedral, adding he will inform police about this ‘Muslim guard’. As expected, besides Muslims, France’s liberals and leftists were
highly indignant, to say the least, that Menard had compared Muslims to
arsonists. One group, SOS Racisme, said it will launch a complaint,
calling Menard’s choice of words “insulting,” and accused him of wanting
“to whip up hatred against Muslims.”
France’s interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, a member of the ruling
Socialist Party that relies on the Muslim vote at election time, also
entered the fray. On Twitter, the minister expressed his “respect for
the Muslims who protected the churches at Christmas.”
Rather than providing ‘protection’ to churches, it would serve community and inter-religious relations in France much better if French Muslims and their leftist allies, like SOS Racisme, would condemn and demonstrate massively against Christian persecution and attacks on churches in Muslim countries as well as against the murderous terrorist attacks in France. Such actions would definitely help people accept as sincere Muslim attempts to improve relations between the two communities. Read it all here..........................
HT : Blazing Cat Fur
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 1:40 PM