March 11, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, which contains Europe's largest Muslim population, has fired his diversity advisor, Abderrahmane Dahmane, after he urged Muslims to quit Sarkozy's UMP party, upon the disclosure that a scheduled national debate regarding whether Islam's codes are compatible with a free society, would go forward.
Over the last 5 years France has been the scene of numerous Muslim uprisings, usually accompanied by riots and car burnings. The resentment lingers however, with swaths of largely Muslim areas now being considered "no-go" zones by the police.
According to the BBC [see, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12714957] it seems that Mr. Dahmane's commitment to diversity is less than total:
"The debate will explore firstly how "the practice of religions may be compatible with the rules of the secular republic", and secondly "the question of Islam in France." Speaking on Thursday, Mr. Dahmane compared the situation of French Muslims to that of Jews during World War II and said the debate had been planned by a "handful of neo-Nazis."
Though France has distinguished itself among its Continental brethren for its refusal to buckle to Shari'a [recently banning burqas for example] the Islamists are apparently unwilling to grant any concessions to the country's contrarian Chief Executive.
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