Pastry-Gate Lands French MP in Hot Water with Muslims

France 24, October 7, 2012

A French pastry, the holy feast of Ramadan and a controversial French MP seeking to become head of his party have combined to create a media storm in France and left the country’s Muslim community angry.

First he lambasted “anti-white racism,” now an outspoken right-wing French politician has set his sights on the Muslim community as he seeks to become the heir to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Jean Francois Copé, who is bidding to become leader of the centre right UMP party, a position once held by Sarkozy, showed on Friday that he is not afraid to court controversy.

Jean Francois Copé

At a meeting in the southern town of Draguignan, Copé lamented the state of some neighbourhoods in France’s cities, and in doing so launched a thinly veiled snipe at Islam.

Pain au chocolat and Ramadan

“I can understand the exasperation of some of our compatriots when there are some neighbourhoods where a mother or father will come home from work in the evening to learn their son has had his pain au chocolate snatched out of his hand by thugs, telling him it is forbidden to eat during Ramadan,” he said.

The story was seized upon by the French media with the words Copé, Ramadan and Pain au Chocolat headling numerous articles.

Copé’s inflammatory comments come not long after he was accused of stirring up tensions, when he expressed his dismay over the growing “anti-white racism” in France’s cities.

On both occasions the brazen Copé was accused of trying to court the far right vote in his bid to beat rival François Fillon to become head of the UMP in next month’s election.

Copé’s apparent efforts to win favour with France’s powerful far right echo those made by his friend and former colleague Sarkozy during this year’s presidential election, when the former head of state’s repeated anti-immigration rhetoric saw him lambasted in the left-wing press.

Manipulate religion

On Saturday Copé, who has published a new book roughly translated as “A manifesto for an unabashed right-wing”, tried to justify his words saying he was simply describing “an everyday scene” and claimed that this type of behaviour was motivated by a desire “to manipulate religion” for their own ends.

But his words have provoked an angry backlash on social media and on the air waves.

Speaking to French radio station RTL, government spokeswoman Najat Belkacem-Vallaud said: “It is clear Jean-Francois Copé is trying to exploit a subject that is far too important to be exploited, which is the question of living together.

“The day he wants to speak calmly instead of seeking to exploit fears and fantasies, I would be ready to listen,” she added.

Leaders of France’s Muslim community also slammed Copé for his remarks.

“These types of accusations are easy to make,” said Abdallah Zekri, president of the French Observatory against Islamophobia. “He wants to please the extremists in his party and as usual he attacks Muslims and young people”.

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  • Puggg


    On both occasions the brazen Copé was accused of trying to court the
    far right vote in his bid to beat rival François Fillon to become head
    of the UMP in next month’s election.

    Copé’s apparent efforts to win favour with France’s powerful far
    right echo those made by his friend and former colleague Sarkozy during
    this year’s presidential election, when the former head of state’s
    repeated anti-immigration rhetoric saw him lambasted in the left-wing
    press.

    If this is a vote only among UMP members, then the “far right” (read:  FN members) wouldn’t matter.

    • jedsrael

      Now we can shriek “inflammatory” when the BRA Diversity ever says the invidious and hateful term “White privilege”.

    • ATBOTL

      He’s both trying to win the party leadership and position himself for future elections. 

  • Oil Can Harry

    Question for France’s p.c. establishment:

    If white Christian youths were mugging Muslims it would be front page news. Since the reverse is true, why should all of France be prevented from discussing it?  

  • jedsrael

    Speaking While White Is Blasphemy Against White Genocide.

    But here at the Church of Jed, we promote global justice for White Humanity through grass roots activism in your local community and in the minds of White college students who are feeling the justified panic over just what horrors await their minority racial status futures.

  • NYB

    Nothing in his biography establishes that he’s a real Frenchman.  Like Sarkozy, he’s an outsider.
     
    “Jean-François Copé, born in Boulogne-Billancourt(Hauts de-Seine), is the son of Professor Roland Copé, a surgeon of Romanian-Jewish origin, and Monique Ghanassia of Algerian-Jewish origin. His father, Roland Copé, is the son of Marcu Hirs Copelovici, a physician born in Bessarabia, and Gisele Lazerovici. His mother, Monique Ghanassia, is the daughter of Ismael André Ghanassia, a lawyer in Algiers, son of Moïse Ghanassia and Djouhar Soussi from Miliana in Algeria, and Lise Boukhabza, granddaughter of a Tunisian rabbi.”

    • David Ashton

        How much does this matter?
        How will it help or hinder the WN cause in France?
        You do not have to be a Zionist or even a Judeophile to regard the Koran and Hadith as “offensive” to everyone other than Muslims.  
         I had a hardworking colleague, a French teacher of Jewish extraction from Algeria, who complained over 20 years ago that there were “far too many” Asian Muslims in England, and who quoted a French proverb (I think possibly from Voltaire) that “A homeland for everyone is a homeland for no-one”.  Now should I have denounced her for hypocrisy, or welcomed her support?

      • NYB

        The vital aspect here is that the leadership of France should be of true French lineage.

        Anyone of any origin who cares about white interests is welcome to support our cause, but when it comes to steering the ship, we want our home-grown sons and daughters in the driver’s seat. 

        • David Ashton

          Agreed, but look at the “pure white” race-traitors running the show around the world.  Replacing them is the political priority.

          • Bad_Mr_Frosty

            Who is empowering them? Hippies and liberals never have their own money. A certain group with a lot of money got them into positions of power so they could spend our money against our own interests.

            Example: Newsweek is being published at a financial loss just so it can continue to write articles about how racist White babies are.

    • ATBOTL

      His biography establishes with 100% certainty that he is not a real Frenchman.  

      We need to wise up to this game.  How did the last non-French “right-wing” president of France who positioned himself as a pseudo nationalist for transparently political purposes work out? 

      • Potocki

        It is pitiful that you and others in so many comments on this site express opinions without having at hand a minimal store of facts on which to base them.

        Was Marcel Dassault a real enough Frenchman for you? Andre Citroen? The first one founded the French aramaments powerehouse, maker of the Mirage jet. The second one founded France’s premier automaker. Jacque Offenbach’s music or Amadeo Modigliani’s paiuntings French enough for you? How about the Archbishop of Paris, Jean-Marie Lustiger?
        While all the above were Jews, there are other examples. Eugene Ionesco was Romanian, Alxander Dumas was half-Negro, Marie Curie was really Sklodowska, and Honore Balzac’s wife and Napoleon’s mistress were Polish too.

        I am all for WN, but not if it’s based on ignorance and lies. There is no white nation without major Jewish contributions in the last 200 years, nor is there one in which all the great ones were of the original autochthon stock. That something has gone awry with the Jews, or that white immigrants from Eastern Europe now bring more problems than solutions, that’s another matter, and it’s okay to address it too — but knowledgeably and truthfully.

    •  Why are they always changing their names?  It’s a pretty long stretch between Copelovici (which means son of Copel, Koppel).  Trying to slip under the radar as “French”?

  • guest

    What don’t the muslims get offended about?  The muslims even admit to being enemies to all things European.  We can’t live in denial forever.  Sooner or later, these problems with them will come to a head and it’s going to get very ugly.

    • Sloppo

      Agreed.  I think it’s amazing that it’s “offensive” to repeat what Muslims readily admit about themselves.

  • Athling

    The problem begins when our political leaders no longer view a nation as an organic unit of ethnically related people with a shared history, language, and culture.

    Nations have historically been divided along lines of language, religion, culture, and ethnicity. These are the four pillars of any society. They give us our sense of identity, belonging, and loyalty to our own people.

    Those who differ with us in terms of ethnicity, culture, language, and religion can only be tolerated when their numbers are small enough such that the imposition of their own societal norms can be isolated and contained so as not to affect the functioning of the larger society. Diversity in small doses is not fatal.

    Diversity writ large however, such as is currently taking place in virtually all Western nations simultaneously, is a different matter with far reaching consequences.

    There exists a point at which society becomes dysfunctional as the cultural and ethnic clashes continue to grow and the societal bonds of the host nation begin to dissolve. Diversity has had its poisonous effect. Conflict and death follow.

  • kjh64

    “It is clear Jean-Francois Copé is trying to exploit a subject that is far too important to be exploited, which is the question of living together.”

    But living together is not working. It’s not “exploitation”  to speak of the FACT that Islam and the West don’t mix, just like oil and water and there are many more problems because of trying to mix the two.

    ““The day he wants to speak calmly instead of seeking to exploit fears and fantasies, I would be ready to listen,”

    The only fantasy is the belief that Islam and non-Islam CAN live together peacefully.

    “These types of accusations are easy to make,” said Abdallah Zekri, president of the French Observatory against Islamophobia. “He wants to please the extremists in his party and as usual he attacks Muslims and young people”.

    Ah, the “Islamaphobia” and “extremist” card all in one. Typical. A “phobia” is an irrational fear. Fear of Islam in your society is not irrational but perfectly logical in light of the FACT that wherever Islam and non-Islam mix, there are huge problems. Extremist? No, what is extremist is anyone stupid enough to have the extreme belief that the two can mix. Of course this muslim knows all the right polticially correct things to say in order to attempt to silence or discredit any non-muslim who speaks out against the Islamist attempt to take over. You do what you can to win whenever you are in a war and there is a war: Islam vs. the West.

  • ATBOTL

    This man is a fraud like Sarkozy.  Notice that he is not actually making any proposals for doing anything about the large Muslim population in France.  Sarkozy’s strategy was to take symbolic actions like banning burkas without any substantive efforts to stop or reverse the demographic destruction of France.  

    Let’s hope that the French people won’t be fooled again and will vote for the genuine article in the next election.  

  • Markfleagle

     Jean Francois Copé, who is bidding to become leader of the centre right
    UMP party, a position once held by Sarkozy, showed on Friday that he is
    not afraid to court controversy.

     Jean Francois Copé is posturing; the UMP is heavily Zionist; this anti-white party talks a good game but actions speak louder than words.

     Marine Le Pen and Front National aka FN party is the true voice of whites in France, I believe the French people are waking up to that fact.
      

  • 1proactive2

    A muslim complaining about non-muslim extremists.  Now that’s a hoot. 

    If only there were a few more of the latter.  Maybe one day — soon.   

  • Maybe during Ramadan, we should start a tradition of roasting pigs at barbecues.

  • StillModerated

    1. Anti-racist = anti-white; got that?
    2. government spokeswoman Najat Belkacem-Vallaud. Seriously folks! Is this Hire the Handicapped,      or  hire the incompetent?
    3. anti-immigration rhetoric saw him lambasted in the left-wing press. Nooooo! Really?
    4. and left the country’s Muslim community angry. Again? Oh the horror!

    Let’s see, the 1789 French Revolution gave us Urban Renewal, and the guillotine. What can the next one give us?

  • Anon

    I have a French friend who quits France for good some years ago. He told me political correctness, e.g, self censorship,  regarding immigrants, race and religion was rampant over there making France a very sick nation. His major complains fell on his compatriots as he couldn’t mobilize them to even discuss such sorry state of affairs.

    • ATBOTL

      Where did he go?  The same state of affairs exists in all Western countries.  France isn’t even the worst.  America is down to 60% white now.  

      • Anon

        He went first to South Africa, then came to Brazil and is in Uruguay right now. His major complaint was the amazing timidity  of the French establishment in face of the increasing aggressiveness of the immigrants, particularly Muslim from Africa, towards French nationals and his difficulties to discuss the subject of immigration and race with his friends and relatives. 

        • ATBOTL

          South Africa?  Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fryer.  

        • Very few places are not infected with PC-leftism.  I personally plan to spend a lot of time in Turkey.  It may be Islamic- but it’s quite a moderate version which stands little chance of feminist/zionist infection.  And the Eurasian/Caucasian component is pretty high, along with great cuisine and charming/hospitable people.  Still a man’s country.

      • kjh64

        Well it depends. If you only count citizens, the percentages of Whites goes way up. We have around 35 million Mexican illegals as well as millions of others who overstayed their visas and millions of non-White, non-citizens. The census doesn’t distinguish between citizens and non-citizens.

  • Afoster477

    And, of course, you cannot make a flakey piecrust without using lard.   I grew up because my Jewish mother always used Crisco when baking, and my Irish Protestant paternal grandmother always criticised her for it.

    • Afoster477

      Sorry, I meant to say, “I grew up with this argument…”

      • Ludwig Von Drake

        Cisco is crystallized cottonseed oil. It’s artificial lard.

  • NM156

    Cheese-eating surrender monkeys. Will the Islamostate grant the Gauls a Vichy-like semi-autonomous state after the takeover?

    • ATBOTL

      Another anti-white neocon stooge.  

  • SKIP

    I anxiously await the start premier of the TV series “Revolution”

  • If I had French citizenship – I would vote for Marie Le Pen, PERIOD.  She’s the only politician with cojones in all of France, taking after Dad.