Al Jizz: pushing the illusion of a 'French' Islam

*  The French, once they wake up from this nightmare, will be horrified when they realize that their ‘French Islam’ is not (and cannot be) any other kind of Islam then what Islam is elsewhere in North Africa or in Arabia.   But Al Jizz is there to create the illusion…

The six million Muslims in France form Europe’s largest Islamic community and we explore the tensions between a people defined by their religious identity, and a fiercely secular state.
Set in Lyon, France’s second most populous city and filmed during Ramadan, this film explores the rivalry between the Grande Mosque, financed by Saudi Arabia, and a newly-opened local mosque which is the first to be funded only by French Muslims.
The funding of the new mosque represents an urge for independence from foreign influence, and a conscious attempt to create a French Islam; the French government supports the principle of a home-grown Islam. But what does this mean in practice?
The question is also pressing at the first Islamic school to gain a place in the state system, which we follow in its very first days. It has taken years of struggle against resistance from the city authorities to get this school open.
The organisers hope to have scores of such schools in France, but have to reconcile their aims with a society that demands public education free of religious influence. French Islam is at the epicentre of the debate about what Islam might become in the modern world.

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Ask yourself how many mosques were in the West 20 years ago — if you could find one, it was odd.

Count how many mosques there are today and count the building permits for the new ones.

Count how many halal shopes are going up in urban areas today compared to how many there were a scant 10 years ago.

Just for kicks, go to the inner city Christian charity stores and food banks and look around.

Count the number of islamics in line getting the free goods that all those Christians with their silly smiles are handing out to them.

The muslim takers are much more affluent than the Christians volunteering their time and resources; you get a sense of that when you see the islamics load their free goods into newer mercedes while the Christian volunteers take public transportation,

You find lots of islamics in these Christian food pantries — but good luck trying to find any islamic food pantries.

These are statistics you can gather that will tell you what you might not want to know.

Posted by: witness  at August 17, 2008 4:32 PM

3 thoughts on “Al Jizz: pushing the illusion of a 'French' Islam”

  1. Sarkozy is destroying the separation between church and state which has existed in France since 1905.

  2. the French government supports the principle of a home-grown Islam. But what does this mean in practice?

    It means an Islam that will be considered “native”, and thus cannot be thrown out.

  3. Imagine the French male relay swim team – getting their ass kicked by the under-wonderdogs and going home to THIS.

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