I say nothing lost, nothing gained.
French MP says UK is ‘losing fight against Islamic extremists’
The architect of France’s burka ban has accused Britain of “losing the battle against Islamic extremism” by failing to introduce one of its own. (Telegraph UK)
Jacques Myard, a senior member of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party, said relaxed UK policies had “opened the door to terrorism”.
Mr Myard made his outspoken comments to British (Mohammedan) journalists in Qatar, where he was defending his country’s recent banning of the veil at the Qatar Foundation Doha Debates, which are broadcast by the BBC this weekend.
His words will inflame tensions between London and Paris on the fifth anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings, which theÂ French have regularly blamed on lax policing.
Referring to the 2005 atrocity in which 52 died and 107 were injured Mr Myard added: “Britain has suffered a number of high-profile failures in its fight against extremism in recent years.
“These could have been prevented if all signs of extremism were curbed, as they are in France.”
Asked if Britain should introduce its own burka ban, Mr Myard replied: “Of course â€“ it is fundamental to ensuring that extremism is kept in check.
“There’s a good reason why London was nicknamed Londonistan â€“ it was full of Islamic extremists. People should be learning from these mistakes.”
As chairman of the cross-party commission which spent two years investigating burkas and niqabs in France, Mr Myard’s recommendations led to a full ban being passed by Parliament earlier this month.
It has already led to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda issuing threats to France, but the country has largely escaped the kind of atrocities which have blighted Britain over the past decade.
In a more light-hearted snipe at his neighbours across the Channel, Mr Myard said: “The French have been standing up for gender equality since Joan of Arc fought the English barbarians six hundred years ago.
“Women should not have to wear the burka, which by its very nature excludes them from France’s secular Republic.”
Despite his strong defence of the burka ban in Qatar, Mr Myard lost the Doha Debate entitled ‘This House believes France is right to ban the face veil’.
He was defeated by a team of London journalists, made up of Mehdi Hassan and Nabila Ramdani, as 78 per cent of voters rejected the motion. (In Doha, 99.9 % of Â the participants are Mohammedans. Why should anyone be surprised that he was “defeated?”)
Who is Mehdi Hassan?
- The “Islamophobia” Racket â€” Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami
- Mehdi Hasan: Please don’t listen to Anjem Choudary â€”
And who is Nabila Ramdani? Why, of course she is nothing but a Mohammedan agit-prop and dreck-peddler of the highest order:
- France’s racial intolerance comes from the very top
- French burqa debate is a smokescreen
- A needless furore over halal fast food
Some 350 million people across 200 countries are expected to watch the debate when it is broadcast by channels including BBC World on Saturday and Sunday.