France: Elections Have Consequences

So far, so good:

About Time: Govt Tells Muslims, Eat Pork or Bring A Lunch, No Special Halal Menu

565-marine-le-pen-610On Friday, le Pen said schools will be prohibited from offering non-pork alternatives to Muslim pupils in the 11 towns in which her party won local elections. She labeled the Muslim menus as being contrary to France’s secular values.

While France has the largest Muslim minority in Europe, at five million, their government is strictly secular and faith-based demands cannot legally be enforced.

Le Pen told RTL radio, “We will not accept any religious demands in school menus. There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere, that’s the law.”

Fine. But what is Le Pen going to do about this?

In other news:

“Prove that you’re Muslim – otherwise get out.”

France’s Front National claims biggest victory in its history

Marine Le Pen’s party, the Front National, secured the best result ever for the far-Right party, exit polls show

30 Mar 2014

 “Atheists are nothing but insects, and it is best that insects should die”

An online Bangladeshi bookseller has pulled the books of an American writer after receiving death threats from a radical Islamist.

“This is not fair,” Roy said. “These books have not been banned by the state or by a government. Because someone is threatening, how can you withdraw these books?”

Saudi Arabia is right: Atheists ARE terrorists

Atheists, if allowed to promote critical thinking and secular values, are a great threat to all that we’ve known. They’re going to fill people’s heads with all sorts of nonsense that cannot be entertained…. (Luavut Zahid is a journalist based in Lahore. She has an amazing sense of humour.)