Demand for More Mosques in France Raises Tension

David Chazan, Telegraph, April 6, 2015

A call by Muslim leaders for the number of mosques in France to be doubled has aggravated community tensions barely three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

“We have 2,200 mosques and we need double that within two years,” the Rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, told applauding French Muslims at a conference.

Many Muslims believe local authorities in France block applications to open or build mosques and prayer-rooms, leading to overcrowding and protests over prayers held in the streets.

However, the conservative daily Le Figaro said the comments by Dr Boubakeur, generally considered a moderate, were “provocative”.

The paper said he and other “mainstream” Muslim leaders had “lost control” of increasingly radical young French Muslims and “it is not the mass construction of new mosques that will change things”.

Commentator Yves Threard said French Muslim leaders had “no one but themselves to blame” as they had only condemned violence half-heartedly until Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in Paris in January.

“Their disorganisation, their rivalries and their silence are guilty and they explain, in part, the growing influence of the most fanatical ideas,” he said.

The demand for more mosques is unlikely to find favour with the government, still struggling to work out common strategies with Muslim leaders to combat radicalisation in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, and concerned about a rise in support for the far-Right Front National.

Officials suggested Dr Boubakeur was exaggerating the number of French Muslims, which he estimates at seven million, although five million is the figure generally accepted. No official statistics by religion are kept under French law, but the country is home to western Europe’s largest Muslim population.

“We have the right to build mosques and mayors should not oppose this,” said Amar Lasfar, head of the Union of Islamic Organisations of France (UOIF).

A spike in attacks against mosques and Muslim institutions has been reported since the Charlie Hebdo attacks, raising fears of a backlash.

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  • “Demand for more mosques”

    My solution is not to build more mosques, but to deport more Muslims.

    • Cecil Broomsted

      If the French would grow a pair and realise the dire straights they are in they would bulldoze the mosques, replace them with churches, and rid themselves of the colonising desert dwellers.

      • Trevor Pilsbury

        The majority of the French haven’t suffered enough yet to take matters into their own hands. Sweeping and violent rebellion will be required in all European nations.

        • nordicman

          What happened to the Frenchmen like Martel who fought the muslims and kicked them out of France?

          • OldBoris

            Martel was a Frank. Essentially, he came from the Rhineland. What France needs is a Joan of Arc. Bonus points for it being a woman – islamists hate that.

          • roscommonman

            What about Marine Le Pen?

      • Samuel Hathaway

        La France est pour les Français!
        “France for the French!” yes, sir.
        At least those who are fighting for it. As for the radical left-wing sheep-to-the-slaughter multiculturalists, they can go with the Islamicists since they deserve not the benefits of the Old France… which I fear is now forever gone.

        • Sheik Yerbouti

          Seems like they need to start the underground back up and deal with this directly. How IS it hat so many western governments are being run by textbook traitors?

          • Samuel Hathaway

            My theory is much different than majority opinion here, but with the sweeping secularism that has deadened Europe to Christianity, a vacuum has been created that has allowed Islam to take root and metastatize like an uncontrollable cancer. This could not have happened under old European leaders such as Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, under Queen Elizabeth or Queen Victoria of England. Some may argue the Spanish Inquistions were an example of Christianity gone awry that spread death the way Islam does, but the German Reformation of the 1500s was more in line authentic evangelical Christianity and the high civilization it inspired along with the overlapping era of the Renaissance. The benefits of the Reformation/Renaissance era were such that there was no need to look to Islam, or any thing resembling multiculturalism to fill a civilizational void.

            Take the example of Africa, once a bastion of European colonialism that brought civilization to the dark continent. Now that the European colonists are out of power and African nations have “won their liberation”, the continent is ripe for a bloody Islamic takeover. This could not have happened with white Europeans in firm control. The Europeans served as buffer against the advance of Islam, and now that it is gone, black Africans, not capable of defending their own continent from Islamic invaders, are destined to go Islamic just like the Europeans who seemingly cannot defend themselves against the deceptions and lies of multiculturalism, of which Islam is a part, at least to white secularists who see all religions as equal under the umbrella of “religious pluralism.”

    • Fr. John+

      From your mouth to God’s ears.

  • Susannah

    MORE mosques?! The fact that France already boasts 2200 centers of worship to the desert death cult is alarming enough.

    • bilderbuster

      That and the fact that they’ve allowed traitors to permit millions of non-Europeans into their nation in the first place. After witnessing all of the problems a Negro population creates in the US one would think any European leader who proposed bringing in large numbers of Non-Whites would have been committed to an insane asylum.

  • anony

    The French need to get real mean with these interlopers, as do we all.

  • Truthseeker

    Even the supposed “moderates” are openly trying to expand their territory on the native lands of our race.

    • OldBoris

      You know what they say: the extremists want to cut our heads off, the moderates just want to stand on the sidelines and cheer them on.

      • Michael Whalen

        You can tell the moderates very easily. They are the ones who have run out of bullets

  • Dave West

    “We have 2,200 mosques and we need double that within two years,”

    Let’s hope this translates into 2,200,000 new members of the National Front within 2 years.

  • james AZ

    Build more mosques and more no go zones and more problems for France?

  • It’s just Patterson’s First Axiom by any other means.

    Pray, “noxious?”

  • Fed Up

    Better solution, French friends: DEPORT ALL MUSLIMS! That way you won’t need any mosques. Your country would be cleaner. Your social problems and crime vastly reduced.

    • nordicman

      Think of all the money and hatred that would be reduced, too, just by getting rid of multiculturalism?

    • Alden

      They still have all those blacks from Cameroon, Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire and various other hell holes they were so misguided as to wave their flags around in the colonial era

      • John Smith

        There’s a lot of overlap between the two categories: negro and muslim.

  • guest

    The last thing France needs is more mosques and more muslims. If they want to build 2,200 mosques anywhere, that’s what the third world muslim countries are for. Islam has never and will never be a part of Europe’s culture.

  • WR_the_realist

    Given Islamic birth rate in France Dalil Boubakeur is no doubt correct, France will need thousands more mosques very soon.

    That’s what you get, socialists, Communists, and “respectable” conservatives, for never supporting the National Front.

    • Charles Martel

      France will need a Vlad Tepes not a Charlie Martel.

      • KevinPhillipsBong

        Don’t be so hard on yourself. I’m sure you can rise to the occasion, Chuck.

      • Ella

        I don’t want to mention the dirty word, Inquis….I’ll stop.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Islam is the cancer, Expulsion is the answer.

  • Cecil Broomsted

    The Islamians belong in the desert, NOT in France. This is what happens when you give your homeland away.

  • Gunter Mabuse

    That is an idiotic statement. Please define “noxious right wing politics.” Are those the politics that prevent churches from being built in Saudi Arabia? The same politics that prevent non muslims from entering Mecca? Right wing politics are…doing what, in relation to France, in regard to the immigrant population? Explain.

    • Alden

      He is being sarcastic

  • Charles Martel

    They are building mosques with money they get from France’s welfare system

    • bilderbuster

      Saudi Arabia likes to finance little gems like mosques.
      Le Pen wants a disclosure law to find out who is funding all of these mosques.

  • Mosques are centers where terrorist plots are hatched and the radical nature of Muslims is perfected. More mosques? No, fewer Muslims. As in zero. The dune coons are at home in the desert with their camels. Make them happy via a one way ticket.

    • NoMosqueHere

      No Muslims = No Terror

  • PissedOffScientist

    I have a very liberal… bordering on communist, family member. Once when discussing blacks, he made an interesting comment that in places with few blacks there were few people who held a low opinion of the race.

    I don’t think he grasped the obvious that exposure to the typical negro behavior is the single largest cause of “racism.”
    I would say you are proposing the same thing about the immigrants.
    I suspect the data would support the position.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    Yep, someone has lost control all right.

  • Capn Dad

    Aw gee let me put on my insensitive hat and say who gives a crap what they want.

  • Snowhitey

    Where the heck is the French Resistance when you need it? France’s real problem is its governing class. The Muslims are merely a symptom. Let them eat cake has been replaced with let them eat each other. And believe me, it’s coming…

  • Roninf9

    Its obvious that France is not ruled by Frenchmen. Who has the power, the influence, the juice to force not just France but the entire Western world to commit national suicide. Hint: Its not the stinking, inbred 3rd World Muslims.

    • Alden

      It’s the same people who to this day hate and vilify Queen Isabella

      • Roninf9

        They still hate and vilify Titus and view all of us, the Men of the West and our civilization, as his posterity.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Plenty of “potential” Mosques in France. The Notre Dame Cathedral would make a nice one. Ask any of our ladies of Paris.

    So I guess Islam is just going to “mosgue” right in and make itself right at home.

    • Alden

      They turned Santa Sophia in Constantinople into mosque that beautiful mosque in Jerusalem was a crusader church
      Thousands of Greek Spanish and Balkan churches were turned into mosques
      It happened once and it will happen again

      • John Smith

        *Hagia Sophia – “Holy Wisdom.”

  • Samuel Hathaway

    How dumb can the French be for allowing their country to be overrun by milliones of cut-throat Islamacists? France would have been much better off under Nazi occupation since 1940 and speaking German than what it has become today.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Don’t take this the wrong way friend, but France is not the only formerly White Nation in a suicidal spiral. I assume, but could be wrong. That you, like me, are a fellow American. If so, we have to ask ourselves just why we are allowing our country to be invaded, literally. By at the minimum of 20 million Nation killing illegal aliens. However, it’s more than likely closer to 30 million. This invasion and colonization of White Nations is happening all over the world, not just France. It all makes me want to just scream out, “Stop this madness damn it! You’re killing your Nations, and priming the future to deliver to your very own grandchildren and great grandchildren. An existence on racial persecution for being White! Stop!”.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Yes, France is not the only white European nation falling under the sword of Islam. England now, tragically,. has more mosques than churches. Holland is being overrun as well. What happened? I think the infatuation with multiculturalism is to blame, and with religion a major component of culture, the philosophy of “religious pluralism” has taken root where every religion or non-religion is considered as good as any other. Which is why those who object to the Islamization of Europe are punished as heretics for daring to question a “minority religion” and its status in Western Civlization.

    • LackawannaErie

      Well they seem to be waking up now.

  • LHathaway

    ‘Tension’ leftist-speak for ethnic cleansing and racial murder.

  • MathMan

    We have more than 1000 mosques here in UK. Every one is a nest of vipers plotting against us.

  • Alden

    French building permits are a local matter what thus sheik wants is some sort if national authority to supersede local authority building and zoning codes

    Next up , tear down all those beautiful. Churches because they are in sensitive to the delicate feelings if muslins

  • John Smith

    As grows the muslim population….

  • TrueNorthFree

    Something very interesting has happened to me in the last few weeks. My comments on a few different websites about the rapes of thousands of white English girls by Pakistani Muslim men in Rotherham, Enlgand have been wiped, either through deletion of blocking of my account.

    Not only are Muslims actively tearing apart the fabric of the Western countries in which they settle, we are apparently not permitted to publicly criticize them. Of course, Muslims are permitted to slaughter cartoonists and media people who mock their god, but any criticism of Islam in our Western countries is actively silenced.

    Islam is by far the most dangerous all the threats currently facing our Western civilization.

  • Magician

    This is about the worst time for muslims in France to demand more mosques to be built, when the entire world is heartbroken because of the crimes recently committed by the ISIS

  • David Ashton

    From Europe a Nation and Europe-Africa proposed 60 years ago we now face Eurabia and China-Africa 60 years ahead.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    The libs are the ones to blame. They are the saddest people to walk the face of the world.