January 25, 2013
Le Monde: 'The Muslim religion is the subject of a profound rejection by the French'
Yesterday (1/24/13), Le Monde (hat tip Religion of Peace) published IPSOS survey results of French public attitudes towards Islam under the self-explanatory headline, "La religion musulmane fait l'objet d'un profond rejet de la part des Français" ["The Muslim religion is the subject of a profound rejection by the French"]. The key findings, expressed in Le Monde's characterization, with "unusual clarity" by the French populace, reveal: 74% of those surveyed believe Islam is an intolerant religion 80% maintain Islam attempts to impose its dictates upon others 54% also claim that individual Muslims are fundamentalist, predominantly (10%), or at least partly (44%), in their attitudes. This latter claim comports with a remarkably candid observation by Gamal al-Banna. The eccentric, secular-leaning nonagenarian Egyptian gadfly, whose older sibling and jihadist "martyr" Hasan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood, remarked during a 2011...(Read Full Post)