Saturday, February 18, 2006

Le Pen's National Front
Forming Alliance
With Islam

Jean-Marie Le Pen

Yes, that's right, the racist and anti-immigrant Le Pen if hooking up with the Jihad. Why? Because, though Islamits pose a very real physical threat to France, he hates Jews more than he hates Muslims:

Most people associate France's Le Pen with anti-immigration, far right politics. Wrong. A frightening piece in Friday's New York Sun.

It looks like a political oxymoron, but Jean-Marie Le Pen’s National Front is poised to strike an alliance with France’s large immigrant Muslim community. A generation after France’s rightwing party began its surge with a tough anti-immigration campaign tinged with both racism and anti-Semitism, three factors are coming into play that could spell a strategic realignment.

These factors, which are still little grasped outside political circles in France but will have an enormous impact, include:

• The Islamicization of France is largely a fait accompli. It is assumed that 6 to 8 million citizens or residents of France, 10% to 13% out of a global population of 62 million, are Muslim by now. And that the Muslim community, being more prolific, is much younger than the rest of the population: As much as 25% of French citizens or residents under 20 is Muslim, with the number reaching 40% or 50% in the big cities.

The National Front is surprisingly popular among Muslim immigrants or second-generation Muslim citizens. (Pastorius note: Gee, I wonder why that is?) For all its campaigning about immigration, Mr. Le Pen’s party has always extended support to Arab and Islamic causes abroad, from Saddam’s Iraq to Arafat’s or Hamas Palestine, and from Al Qaeda to Iran. And it is as firmly anti-American and anti-Jewish as the Muslim community itself tends to be.

• The attraction of the French far left, which accounts for another 20% of the national vote, toward Islam, rabid anti-Americanism, and even anti-Semitism, a phenomenon underscored by the emergence of Dieudonné, a former liberal music-hall humorist who has turned into an enormously popular French equivalent of Louis Farrakhan. Dieudonné, the son of a black Camerounese father and a white French mother, claims that Jews were the main European slave traders in the 17th and 18th centuries. He refers to civic and educational programs about the Holocaust as “memory pornography.” He has welcomed the electoral victory of Hamas in Palestine. According to the philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, he is in moral terms “Le Pen’s son.”

Mr. Le Pen’s inner circle seems to have entertained such a strategy for quite a time. Back in 1999, Samuel Maréchal, one of Mr. Le Pen’s sons-inlaw, stated that France was becoming “a multiethnic and multireligious society,” and that “Islam was now France’s second religion.”

Read it all .

Atlas calls this the "final nail in the coffin." By that, I think she means that the Jews are surrounded, though they probably don't acknowledge the reality yet.

I'm not sure. I think the French recognize that the Islamists are a bigger threat than are the Jews. (But, the fact that we even have to ponder the question tells you how bad things are.) I think the French will elect Sarkozy and blows will be struck against the encroaching Islamicization of France.

However, with the increasing submission of European to the Jihadis who are angry about the Mohammed cartoons, we see that Europe is probably not yet ready to fight.

Here's what I think. I think Europe, and all of the West are just one major terrorist attack (at least 10,000 dead) from turning the Jihad around on the Jihadis. If the Jihadis make the mistake of hitting us hard, they will lose, and the methods that the fight will take will be very sad to watch, but, they will be necessary.

I believe the Jihadis will, indeed, make the mistake of overplaying their hand, thus, it is my prediction that the next few years will see the outbreak of a true worldwide war.

I think it is inevitable.