During the holiday season of 2010 then Foreign Minister Michèle Alliot-Marie (above) made a trip to Tunisia with her "partner" Patrick Ollier and several members of their family. When she arrived, the Tunisian "Revolution" was in full swing but it seems she underestimated its impact and continued to maintain friendly relations with the now-deposed Ben Ali, suggesting among other things a security agreement between France and Ben Ali's regime. While in Tunisia, she made use of a private plane belonging to Aziz Miled, a longtime friend and presumed associate of Ben Ali. Some members of her cabinet insisted he was not connected to Ben Ali, and that the new Tunisian government had returned his assets to him. But the main point here is that a major scandal exploded over the minister's sojourn in Tunisia, and even though at first she refused to resign, pressure ultimately won out. She was replaced by Alain Juppé, about whom I have written several articles, first after Sarkozy's election, and later within the context of his function as mayor of Bordeaux and benefactor of the Muslims seeking funds for the Bordeaux mosque.The French blogs have reported on Alliot-Marie's departure without much emotion one way or the other, but the appointment of Juppé (photo below), and above all, his visit to Egypt last weekend (March 6) and his conciliatory remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood, have aroused the indignation of Riposte Laïque, Yves Daoudal, Joachim Véliocas, and Bernard Antony, to name a few. First, some excerpts from Daoudal Hebdo #118, the weekly journal sent out by Yves Daoudal:Alain Juppé, our Foreign Minister, went to Egypt. He met members of the "youth coalition of the revolution", notably the Muslim Brotherhood. Said Alain Juppé:
"The discussion allowed me to determine that the way this movement is sometimes presented warrants a deeper and more enlightened approach, in view of the fact that several of them shared with me their vision of a liberal Islam, respectful of democratic principles."This is pitifully stupid. And criminally unconscionable. Moreover, Alain Juppé assured General Tantaoui, chief of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (CSFA) " of the confidence France had in the CSFA to lead the political transition process."Daoudal explains that part of this "process" involves abolishing constitutional guarantees that protected Mubarak. He then points out that article 2 will not be changed:Thus, article 2, that stipulates that sharia is the principal source of legislation, will not be touched. In addition, the great imam of Al Azhar, sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, had warned on February 16 against amending article 2, saying that any amendment to article 2 could "spread discord and curtail the freedoms and democratic processes in the country." Sic. There's another Muslim Juppé must be fond of: sharia is freedom and democracy.Alain Juppé had nothing to say about the Copts. And yet at least a thousand of them demonstrated before the offices of State television. (…) And even more the next day and the day after that. They were there to protest the attack on the village of Soul by 4000 Muslims who burned the church and forced numerous Copts to flee. To protest the attitude of the army who at first refused to intervene, then who intervened once everything was over to impose a curfew on the 12,000 Copts of the city and to watch the Muslims destroy the last walls of the church and take possession of the site by organizing a "prayer meeting"… At the origin of this attack there is a love story between a Copt and a Muslim girl. The girl's father was killed by her cousin because he refused to kill his daughter to save the family's honor. The girl's brother then killed the cousin to avenge the death of their father. And the Muslims attributed responsibility for the two murders to the Copts…Daoudal concludes his article with a summary of how, despite Tantaoui's promise to rebuild the church, the governor of Soul decreed that the church would have to be rebuilt elsewhere in order to leave the use of the land to the Muslims. This was the reason why the Copts demonstrated. Tuesday night, there were thousands demonstrating on the highway. The Muslims attacked. There were ten killed and more than a hundred wounded…The photo below of Coptic Christians demonstrating is from UPI. The accompanying article by Arnaud de Borchgrave confirms that the situation in Egypt is worse now than under Mubarak.Alain Juppé's obtuse naïveté (if it is naïveté and not voluntary debasement) did not escape Bernard Antony, a Catholic writer and watchdog for the security of Christians throughout the world:Alain Juppé warmly congratulated himself on his very fruitful conversation in Cairo with Salafists and various other Muslim Brothers. He complimented them for being in all very respectable interlocutors, reflective and quite concerned with promoting democracy.Did he think perhaps that Islamists look like savages, foaming at the mouth with a razor between their teeth?He takes his place, alas! in a long line of Western politicians afflicted with a naïveté bordering on stupidity who, having met them, confided that they had finally found very worldly, very reflective and often seductive interlocutors in the persons of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mao, and even those wise, impassible, and courteous ayatollahs of Iran. Alain Juppé obviously did not inquire of his interlocutors if they intended to promote a democracy that had broken with the model of totalitarian theocracy established in 622 A.D. by the prophet Mohammed.Disdaining the incessant burnings of churches and massacres of Christians, he did not take the trouble to find out what, according to these kindly Muslim brothers, would be the fate of non-Muslims living in Egyptian society.But Alain Juppé no doubt does not know what dhimmitude is, nor what the consummate art of taqiyya consists of, namely, double meanings and dissimulation, that is taught in Islam as a virtue in the service of the higher interests of the Umma of Islam.Joachim Véliocas, writing at Islamisation, reminds us of the generous helping hand offered by Juppé, in his capacity as mayor of Bordeaux, to the Muslim association that sought funding and real estate for a mosque. This might be an opportune moment to point out that Véliocas has written a book, available at Amazon in French, exposing those mayors of France who have openly or covertly facilitated the building of mosques by granting long-term leases to the Muslims. Entitled The mayors that court Islamism it looks at each city where funds, privileges and favors have been provided to Muslims for mosques designated as "cultural centers", usually at taxpayers' expense. The publisher is Tatamis who also published La Mosquée de Notre-Dame. The introduction posted at Amazon begins:Alain Juppé claims to have "excellent relations" with the "principle leaders" of the Muslim community of Bordeaux. Tareq Oubrou, future imam of the Great Bordeaux Mosque, nonetheless praises the Muslim Brotherhood, a movement that fights for the restoration of the Caliphate and for the reunion in Bordeaux of the Muslims of Istanbul, since borders are "a disdainful heresy." (…)At his website Véliocas denounces Juppé's reluctance to debate the problem of Islam:Very much in the limelight for the past several weeks for having rushed to the defense of Muslims who are "stigmatized", Alain Juppé has made a number of statements on the idea, launched by Nicolas Sarkozy, of a debate on Islam. He began by saying that we "had to be very skeptical of the idea" of a debate. Hence, not very skeptical about Islamization itself. The journal Marianne reexamines his wild arguments on religion in public spaces, namely, that he authorizes many Catholic processions in the streets of his city, implying that the Muslims praying in the street should be judged by the same principles. In Le Figaro, he asked that the debate be "controlled" so as not to offend, urging, notably, not to "stigmatize" Islam.As far as the mosque itself is concerned, on January 9 on France 2 Television, Juppé declared:"We are in permanent contact with the promoters of the project - the Association of Muslims of the Gironde (note: closely affiliated with the UOIF which is in turn connected to the Muslim Brotherhood) and with imam Tareq Oubrou and we hope that the plans will move forward and I will do everything to make land available (…) "Note: Land has already been purchased by the municipality for the giant mosque.As for Riposte Laïque, Christine Tasin has posted a take-no-prisoners article denouncing the minister as a traitor and a disgrace to his country. Unfortunately, despite her realistic assessment of Islam, she speaks as a leftist when she evokes French identity. Some excerpts:The man who has become, horror of horrors, our Foreign Minister, has justified, once again, the title of Islamo-Collaborator (...)In truth, we already knew that the king of compromise with Islam had granted a piece of land with a long term lease to the Muslim association of Gironde to construct a gigantic Islamic complex presided over by Tareq Oubrou, the man who gladly acknowledges that Muslims can, temporarily, so long as they are a minority, respect the laws of the Republic, but once they are numerous enough, they must apply sharia law everywhere.We already knew that the king of compromise with Islam was opposed to the law banning the burka because of "possible stigmatization of Islam", and had proclaimed that Islam was compatible with the Republic because "France must be welcoming and respectful of differences."The misdeeds of Sire Juppé continue: in the midst of the Egyptian revolution, when the fanatic Qardawi preached before hundreds of thousands of Muslims at Place al-Tahrir, the minister (I can't bring myself to say "our minister") held talks with those who are among the most intransigent Muslims and dared tell us that we were wrong about them…We're wrong about them, Mr. Minister? (…)She lists the 50 measures established by the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood to be implemented once Islam takes over a country, measures which would turn France, or any country conquered by Islam, into a closed world, a world ruled by sharia.Sire Juppé is a collaborator ready to sell for a mouthful everything that makes life in France pleasurable: equality, co-ed institutions, freedom of expression, of mores, of religion, art, the primacy of man's law over divine law…Mr. Juppé is our shame and we will not forgive this government for having given him such iniquitous power (…) If there were a real Left, secular and republican, in France, it would demand his immediate resignation, for grave complicity with fascism!Note: I would like to remind her that there is a real Left in France and that it is largely responsible for the importation of Islam. How ironic, that the Left demanded and got the resignation of Alliot-Marie for befriending Ben Ali, a lesser evil, and yet says nothing about the much greater evil of the Muslim Brotherhood. We hope that a Nuremberg will judge all the Islamo-Collaborators, and when that day comes, Juppé will have a seat waiting for him!The cartoon below showing the minister licking the slippers of Tareq Oubrou is not exactly subtle. A contented Oubrou says: "I really like this new minister."
Labels: Alain Juppé, Bordeaux, Egypt, Islam, Laïcité, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Mosques