Gatestone: France’s Fatal Attraction to Islam

The Gatestone Institute reports Saturday on the continuing de-Christianisation of formerly Catholic France, and the growing presence and importance of Islam in its stead. Remarking that “Instead of fighting to save what is savable, French opinion-makers are already writing the terms of surrender”, Gatestone reports: Two years ago, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, suggested converting empty churches into mosques, to accommodate the growing Muslim community in abandoned Christian sites. Now, many people in France seem to have taken the idea so seriously that a report released by the foundation Terra Nova, France’s main think tank that provides ideas to the governing Socialist Party, suggests that in order to integrate Muslims better, French authorities should replace the two Catholic holidays — Easter Monday and Pentecost — with Islamic holidays. To be ecumenical, they also included a Jewish holiday. Written by Alain Christnacht and Marc-Olivier Padis, the study, “The Emancipation of Islam of France,” states: “In order to treat all the denominations equally, it should include two important new holidays, Yom Kippur and Eid el Kebir, with the removal of two Mondays that do not correspond to particular solemnity”. Thus, Easter and Pentecost can be sacrificed to

Arrest backs Trump’s claim anti-Semitism from left

It turns out that the first suspect arrested in the investigation of the recent wave of threats to Jewish Community Centers, schools and cemeteries fits the profile predicted by President Trump, not the one presumed by groups blaming his campaign and presidency for an alleged rise in “hate crimes.” Authorities believe the man arrested Friday […]