Not all civilisations equal, French minister says

Gee, what took him so long to figure that out?

AFP/PARIS — French Interior Minister Claude Gueant, who also holds the immigration portfolio, caused political uproar by claiming that not all civilisations are equal, with some more advanced than others.

“Contrary to what the left’s relativist ideology says, for us all civilisations are not of equal value,” Gueant on Saturday told a conference in the French parliament building, but closed to the media.

“Those which defend humanity seem to us to be more advanced than those that do not,” he argued in his speech at a meeting organised by a right-wing students group.

“Those which defend liberty, equality and fraternity, seem to us superior to those which accept tyranny, the subservience of women, social and ethnic hatred,” he went on his speech, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.

He stressed the need to “protect our civilisation.”

The interior minister’s comments provoked a torrent of criticism from the opposition and on the Internet, less than three months a head of a French presidential election.

The left denounced his speech as an attempt by President Nicolas Sarkozy to woo the far-right National Front voters ahead of the presidential election.

The Young Socialist Movement condemned Gueant’s “xenophobic and racist” speech, while the minister’s entourage attempted to dismiss his comments as merely condemning those who practise repression and inequality.

On his Twitter account Harlem Desir, the number two in the French Socialist Party, slammed “the pitiful provocation from a minister reduced to a mouthpiece for the FN (far-right National Front party).”

The ruling UMP party is in “electoral and moral decline,” he added.

For her part, Cecile Duflot, national secretary of the French Green Party “Europe Ecologie les Verts,” wrote of a “return to three centuries ago. Contemptible.”

It is not the the first time Gueant has courted controversy.

Gueant has repeatedly linked immigration with crime in France and last month said the delinquency rate among immigrants was “two to three times higher” than the national average.

Last April, he declared that an increase in the number of Muslim faithful in France posed a “problem”.

He also said then that he wants to reduce the number of legal immigrants entering France, including those coming to work legally or join their families.

His latest controversial comments come as the anti-immigration National Front’s presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is credited with 20 percent support in the opinion polls, a figure which is sounding alarm bells throughout the French political establishment and beyond.

Incumbent Sarkozy is trailing in the opinion polls to Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande.

13 thoughts on “Not all civilisations equal, French minister says”

    1. Sorry Rita.

      We are under constant DOS attack, which means we are bombarded by thousands of spam messages and I have to keep the spam filter on high. Hopefully you have kept the post?

      In this case you could send it again. Please let me know if your comments don’t appear at once, so I can save them. In this case I’m afraid they’re lost in cyber space.

  1. Whoops, sent a longish one yesterday, but kept no copy. Perhaps they only get through if they are “20 words or less”?

  2. thanks Sheikyermami, I thought it might have to do because I post from France at the moment. This is an unedited draft (I think), so its a bit on the rant and rave side.

    There is an election in less than 90 days, that’s why they are showing a little bit of pseudo muscle. Otherwise, the conservative government of Sarkozy like the majority of the French Media (let alone the left) are not only laying down in front of a galopping islamisation, they are kissing their arses.

    I just witnessed true INjustice at work, here in Paris, where a brave little group, one of the last one to still fight the Islamisation of France, are being taken to the cleaners via Court (for some mildly anti-muslim articles they wrote on their online bulletin) by the most nauseatingly anti-white racist organisations, that call themselves “anti-racist” and are sucking the French taxpayer dry while successfully killing one after the other of the voices that still DARE to tell something approaching the truth!

    I have never seen such an ugly spectacle as in that court room (and outside where we were physically threatened by gangs of Arabs/Islamists). The judiciary, like in OZ, are completely accomplice to the nastyness that’s happening, and if the prosecution (these 3 racist parasitical groups ) wins, which they will I fear, then one of the last brave voices to fight Islam in France, will be silenced. Riposte Laique simply does not have the money – they are a brave bunch of “normal” French citizens, trying to save the separation of State and Religion (a corner stone of the French Republique, but not any more) and trying to save this Republique.

    I still feel nauseated by what I have seen. And we are allowing the same thing to happen in Australia. Shame on us!

    http://ripostelaique.com/proces-rl-prison-avec-sursis-amendes-et-exorbitants-dommages-et-interets-demandes-par-les-inquisiteurs.html

  3. Hi, I just posted the longish draft of my post that did not get through the other day, it did not go through again.

  4. I’ll try again:

    There is an election in less than 90 days, that’s why they are showing a little bit of pseudo muscle. Otherwise, the conservative government of Sarkozy like the majority of the French Media (let alone the left) are not only laying down in front of a galopping islamisation, they are kissing their arses.

    I just witnessed true INjustice at work, here in Paris, where a brave little group, one of the last one to still fight the Islamisation of France, are being taken to the cleaners via Court (for some mildly anti-muslim articles they wrote on their online bulletin) by the most nauseatingly anti-white racist organisations, that call themselves “anti-racist” and are sucking the French taxpayer dry while successfully killing one after the other of the voices that still DARE to tell something approaching the truth!

    I have never seen such an ugly spectacle as in that court room (and outside where we were physically threatened by gangs of Arabs/Islamists). The judiciary, like in OZ, are completely accomplice to the nastyness that’s happening, and if the prosecution (these 3 racist parasitical groups ) wins, which they will I fear, then one of the last brave voices to fight Islam in France, will be silenced. Riposte Laique simply does not have the money – they are a brave bunch of “normal” French citizens, trying to save the separation of State and Religion (a corner stone of the French Republique, but not any more) and trying to save this Republique.

    I still feel nauseated by what I have seen. And we are allowing the same thing to happen in Australia. Shame on us!

  5. I’m starting to get paranoid. I’ll try it in short installments (not that it is really worth it, the draft is a bit on the rant and rave side:’

    There is an election in less than 90 days, that’s why they are showing a little bit of pseudo muscle. Otherwise, the conservative government of Sarkozy like the majority of the French Media (let alone the left) are not only laying down in front of a galopping islamisation, they are French kissing their bums.

  6. that seems to work, so here is part 2 of my rave:

    I just witnessed true INjustice at work, here in Paris, where a brave little group, one of the last one to still fight the Islamisation of France, are being taken to the cleaners via Court (for some mildly anti-muslim articles they wrote on their online bulletin) by the most nauseatingly anti-white racist organisations, that call themselves “anti-racist” and are sucking the French taxpayer dry while successfully killing one after the other of the voices that still DARE to tell something approaching the truth!

  7. part 3:

    I have never seen such an ugly spectacle as in that court room (and outside where we were physically threatened by gangs of Arabs/Islamists). The judiciary, like in OZ, are completely accomplice to the nastyness that’s happening, and if the prosecution (these 3 racist parasitical groups ) wins, which they will I fear, then one of the last brave voices to fight Islam in France, will be silenced. Riposte Laique simply does not have the money – they are a brave bunch of “normal” French citizens, trying to save the separation of State and Religion (a corner stone of the French Republique, but not any more) and trying to save this Republique.

  8. And another thing: we were all asked to take off our berets, hats and bonnets in court (we all had them, since it’s freezing in Paris at the moment), but the 3 veiled arab muslim women were allowed to keep their ugly sheets on their heads. And THAT in the Court of the Country who prides itself in its “laicity”. (Separation of State and Religtion). One of the witnesses for the defense was the delectable Oskar Frysinger. The Irony of course was, that our side (the nasty anti-Islamists) had at least 2 in our midst who can only travel with body guards (eg Oskar Frysinger) because they are under constant death threads from Islamists (the other one being Christine Tasin from Riposte Laique).

    The other thing is that all witnesses had to wait outside the court room until they were called to witness. Again EXCEPT the muslim, veiled woman, the last “witness” for the prosecution, who was allowed to remain IN the courtroom all the time, hearing everything that was said.

    I still feel nauseated by what I have seen. And we are allowing the same thing to happen in Australia. Shame on us!

  9. Okay, I wrote a few more posts, but they did not go through either. So, I give up.

    My little “thank you Sheikyermami” post did not go through either.

    I gave the link to “Riposte Laique” – the group who is being hauled before the French Courts for speaking up against the islamisation of France, but it did not go through either. You can find them on Google, but they communicate mainly in French. The other thing I said was that the Minister, who DARED alluding to the truth is getting a lot of heat right now. Quite nasty heat too.

  10. trying a last little titbit of info again, perhaps it goes through as my last whinge did:

    One of the witnesses for the defense of Riposte Laique was the delightful Oskar Frysinger from Switzerland. And the irony was that at least 2 members from the defense side need to move with protection of bodyguards, since they are under death threats from Islamists.

    Now, I’m really going.

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