Wednesday, 4 November 2015

France is confronted with a Great Replacement that is profoundly altering the identity of its population, the relationship between the territories it contains, and the representation that the Nation can give itself. This Great Replacement involves an important civilisational question: how can families, the first organs of the Nation, accompany their children into the social body when civilisational insecurity reigns around them? How can they understand the historic war of secularism against the Christian nature of our country, when the State regularly encourages the creation of Muslim religious buildings in the heart of our regions? 
Finally this moratorium would be an opportunity to impose a policy of reciprocity in our diplomatic relations. It is not acceptable that France welcomes religious buildings on to its territory that emerge from another civilisation, while in the Near and Middle East countries prohibit the construction of churches. 
Article 1 A national moratorium is installed in metropolitan France and its overseas territories on the construction of mosques starting from 1 December 2015. 
Article 2 The Foundation for the work of Islam in France is suppressed. 
Article 3 A report is to be submitted to the national assembly, to examine whether the French administration has favoured the spread of Islam in France. 
Article 4 Any mosque associated directly with foreign political influence on the national territory is closed. 
Article 5 The Muslim Brotherhood and its subsidiaries are prohibited on French territory; their property is confiscated.

This draft law has been introduced by the Front National MP Jacques Bompard, who is also the mayor of Orange. See more about him here. The suggestion that we should use the reciprocity argument to stop mosque construction was one I made years ago. (see here). It is good to see someone taking it up. Of course the law stands no real chance of being passed, but to have these things even publicly said, especially by an elected representative, represents forward progress of some kind. There is also quite a of interesting detail in his draft law that I haven't translated here, including discussion of how local governments have unfairly favoured mosque construction and the like. He has obviously done some serious research into the issue. I can't remember seeing such a direct challenge to Islam at the legislative level. This is exactly the kind of thing anti-Islam activists have been calling for for years, so, overall, this is great news. Even to have these ideas publicly aired widens the scope of what is "acceptable". Once they are out there in the meme pool, they can take on a life of their own.


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