A common trait of socialists on display in France. If you thought it was bad here in the United States, with Democrats becoming indignant over voter ID laws so they can get the illegal alien vote, take a look at France. That country is on the verge of electing a far left socialist who is actively courting the Muslim immigrant vote.
Via the Washington Times:
France’s Muslim community is mobilizing voters to reject President Nicolas Sarkozy in Sunday’s election to punish the conservative leader for his anti-immigrant and anti-Islam rhetoric.
“[French] Muslims can’t stand it anymore. They are fed up with these debates about national identity, halal meat, the veil or fundamentalism all over the place,” said Francoise Lorcerie, a sociologist with the Institute of Studies on the Arab and Muslim World near Marseille.
“The terms [Islam, immigration and fundamentalism] are being used interchangeably, without care, with people being targeted, denigrated and used for [votes].”
The debates and rhetoric aren’t new and have been at the heart of French political campaigns for the past decade.
Muslims – especially those living in the “banlieues,” France’s poor immigrant suburbs – sometimes have been courted by candidates with promises of jobs and better living conditions, but they mostly have been stigmatized as threats to the French identity, analysts say.
The rhetoric escalated last month after Mohammed Merah, a French-born Muslim who claimed to be inspired by al Qaeda, killed seven people in a shooting spree.
In 2004, an Islamic terror attack in Madrid seemed to influence voters to go with the socialist candidate who proceeded to make things much worse. In 2012, France doesn’t seem prepared or able to deal with that very recent history, even after a traumatizing terror attack on its own soil, perpetrated by Merah.
France could not pick a worse time to put someone like Francois Hollande in office. Don’t be surprised if France falls completely to the Islamists under his tenure.
It never ceases to amaze how much politicians value votes.
This is a new low for western civilization – courting the votes of people who want to overthrow your government.
Once again, the left aligns with the Islamists, which never works out for anyone but the Islamists. It’s also reminiscent of an excerpt from Andrew McCarthy’s book, The Grand Jihad:
Revolutionaries of Islam and the Left make fast friends when there is common enemy to besiege. Leftists, however, are essentially nihilists whose hazy vision prioritizes power over what is to be done with power. They are biddable. Islamists, who have very very settled convictions about what is to be done with power, are much less so. Even their compromises keep their long-term goals in their sights. Thus do Leftists consistently overrate their ability to control Islamists. Factoring the common denominator, power, out of the equation, something always beats nothing.”
Jihad Watch has posted a video that was done using Rap stars to make Hollande look appealing.
**LANGUAGE WARNING – to include the “N” word**