Claude Reichman's Pipe Dream
If my previous post shows Philippe de Villiers waffling just a bit on the issue of separating the religious from the political in Islam, this article from Claude Reichman, leaves little doubt that the leader of the Blue Revolution is drifting leftward (or is it downward?) in his perception of the Muslim population of France. He has shown some signs of this in the past, but never to the extent exhibited in this surprising, even shocking, editorial posted at his website:
Dear compatriots (if you are French), dear guests of France (if you are foreigners),
Very serious events are taking place in France. Young persons, many of whom are Muslims, wearing hoods, armed with iron bars, baseball bats and sometimes brass knuckles, are engaged in attacking the police, after setting them up in an ambush. Others seize public buses and set them on fire. In both cases, according to concurrent sources, there was intent to kill, or at least an awareness of such a risk. The result is that policemen have been seriously wounded and a young woman - a passenger on a bus set afire in Marseilles - was burned over 60% of her body.
These concerted and organized attacks are without doubt part of a larger plan verbally plotted in the lawless neighborhoods and motivated by gang rivalries.
No sensible person can be unaware that if these assaults continue, there will inevitably be deaths, either at the hands of the aggressors or of the police who legitimately defend themselves. At that point, a general irruption of violence in France is to be feared. No one can wish for such an outcome.
There is without any doubt the same proportion of moderates among Muslims as among the rest of the French. In other words, they are a overwhelming majority. How come, when such events occur, we don't hear them speak out? They cannot approve of the aggressive and violent behavior of their young coreligionists. Also, they understand perfectly that they have everything to lose from an angry reaction of non-Muslim French citizens who will indiscriminately hold them responsible for the attacks, even for criminal acts perpetrated by a minority among them.
Wisdom, reason and national interest dictate that the moderate Muslims should now make their voices heard. Non-Muslim French must know if French Muslims intend to respect French society as it has been fashioned by centuries of Christianity and democracy, or if they intend, one way or another, to carve out a fief for themselves, large enough to hold all their numbers, where the dictates of Islam will be law. Moderate Muslims must also realize that the non-Muslim French have no intention of submitting to Islam or of living under its rule.
Now that the problem has been clearly defined, it is up to the moderate Muslims to take their responsibilities. For its part, the Blue Revolution has taken its own: it has thoroughly identified those responsible for the current tragic situation. Obviously, I do not mean the immigrants. They wanted to come to France, the powers that be took them in. It was up to those powers to adopt the necessary measures to solve the problems inevitably created by such a massive immigration. But they did nothing. Above all, in no way did they lessen the fiscal and social burdens so that businesses could create jobs - the principal factor of integration in any country. Nor did they restrict the arrival of new immigrants, so that France could have a much needed respite and integrate those who were already here.
Such an attitude has a name: irresponsibility. And that is why the Blue Revolution wants the current politicians out of office.
Dear Muslim compatriots, dear guests of France, together we can still avoid a catastrophe. But there isn't a minute to lose. The Blue Revolution has taken its responsibilities and has made them known everywhere. Now, you must do the same. If you agree with us concerning the causes and solutions of the current crisis, your place is in the Blue Revolution. With us, you will sing the Marseillaise and you will shout: Vive la France!
Spokesman for the Blue Revolution
Excuse me for living, but has this guy had a lobotomy? Either he has become a true believer in multiculturalism or he is being ironic, and secretly knows that no Muslim is about to join the Blue Revolution except to Islamize it, which, considering this article, may not be all that difficult to do.
What seems to have happened is that his hatred of the politicians has blinded him to the nature of his "dear guests" whom he now sees as VICTIMS and potential allies!!! These tactics are usually reserved for Le Pen.
I should add that Reichman is a businessman and can only conceive of solutions from the frame of reference of the business world where giving a person a job solves everything. This notion may have some merit in a cohesive society, but in a society with divergent ideologies, mere economics will not solve the underlying problems. He is assuming Muslims are like everyone else and just want a nice home and a good school for the kids. This is what Bush thought. Has Reichman learned nothing from the debacle in Iraq?