The despicable Nabila Ramdani and her preposterous litany of grievances against the west

Europe, France, should celebrate this exodus and do nothing to prevent it.
She always does.

The growing dislike of Muslims by the French, worry over their violence and aggression, their refusal (inability?) to integrate into Western societies, their insistence on imposing their own laws and customs on those whom they are taught, in the Qur’an and Hadith, to despise and to treat with murderous hatred, is not, according to Nabila Ramdani in this article, justified. What is justified is the dislike of Muslims for the French, when they attempt to do such things as ban the burqa. That’s what makes young Muslimahs go off to join the severed-head fanatics of the Islamic State.

Milton `boyne

Preposterous, but not, apparently, preposterous enough for The Guardian. (Hugh Fitzgerald)

Muslim woman wearing the burqa in Paris
‘The general perception of young Muslims is that the majority of the French do not like them and would rather they moved elsewhere.’ Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features

Teenage angst can cause all kinds of unfortunate behaviour, but when schoolgirls tell their parents they want to join the fight in Syria and Iraq, then society has a serious problem. Alarmingly, this is increasingly happening in France, as young Muslims express their desire for jihad. Worse still, an estimated 100-150 young women and girls have actually joined groups such as the self-styled Islamic State (Isis), travelling to a war zone to devote their lives to setting up a highly militarised caliphate and, if necessary, dying for the cause.

The situation has been replicated in Britain, but in smaller numbers, and women tend to be far less hateful of the country where they were often born and raised. There are no verified figures on either side of the Channel, but anecdotal evidence suggests that, in France, alienation from society is a far greater incentive to join a conflict than it is in Britain.

Thus, in June, a 14-year-old girl known as Sarah disappeared from her home in a Parisian suburb for Syria. She texted her parents, telling them to search her bedroom where, under the mattress, they found a pained letter saying she was “heading for a country where they do not prevent you from following your religion”.

Rather than a fanatical interpretation of Islamic teaching, or anger at western attacks on countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan, Sarah’s motivations were based on what she regards as homegrown discrimination. This is markedly different from British jihadis, who tend to position themselves in a worldwide struggle against aggressive interference in the Muslim world.

Numerous other girls in France regularly fill social media sites with reasons why they would consider fleeing abroad. Two, aged 15 and 17, are under judicial supervision after apparently corresponding with Sarah with a view to joining her in Syria, where they would almost certainly take husbands among the French combatants already there, as well as being trained in the use of weaponry. All of the would-be women militants rally against France’s distrust of Islam, which has manifested itself in a range of discriminatory legislation.

This prejudice is exemplified by the burqa ban. Introduced in 2011 as a way of stopping a small minority of women from covering their faces in public, it provoked a vindictive debate about the place of Muslims in French society. Vengeful attacks on Muslim women became commonplace, ranging from assaults by rightwing vigilantes to people ripping veils off women’s faces as part of their “public duty”.

Politicians of both left and right have since supported a variety of measures aimed at curbing expressions of faith among about 5 million Muslims living in France. These include bans on praying in the street – a practice French Muslims are forced into because of the lack of mosques – and controls on the supply of halal meat.

Last year, a 15-year-old Muslim girl was expelled from school for wearing a headband and long skirt combination that was considered “too religious”. All conspicuous signs of religious affiliation, including Islamic headscarves, were banned from French state schools in 2004. This was in line with the secular nature of the French republic, but applying the restriction to a headband about two inches wide was considered absurd. The girl’s case was taken up by anti-discrimination groups, as yet another depressingly vicious debate about the role of Islam in society was launched.

The National Front, a party enjoying massive electoral success, uses all these cases to campaign for an end to what it views as the Islamification of French society. As in the social media messages left by the Syria-bound girls, young Muslims speak about being abused in the street, or worse. Their general perception is that the majority of the French do not like them and would rather they moved elsewhere.

Since the laws banning headscarves and niqabs were introduced, Muslims have regularly been accused of trying to get around increasingly restrictive legislation. Many believed that the French president, François Hollande, nominally a liberal socialist, would display a more relaxed attitude to how Muslims choose to dress, but his administration is one of the most reactionary in recent history. It was Hollande who last year called for the rules in nurseries against Islamic headscarves to be toughened up and he is an enthusiastic backer of the burqa ban too.

Choice of clothing might rightly be regarded as inconsequential in the context of a terrorist movement carrying out atrocities against its western enemies but, as the French case shows, the influence of repressive and discriminatory legislation on vulnerable young minds should not be ruled out.

6 thoughts on “The despicable Nabila Ramdani and her preposterous litany of grievances against the west”

  1. Let’s remember the Muslims who rioted in Paris two months ago, attacking synagogues & screaming “Kill the Jews”.

  2. No Burqa ban will never be enough

    The only solution to Vile Malevolent ISLAM in The West
    Ensure the following steps are carried out ….
    1. Incarcerate all Western Politician and Political Criminals(Assistors/Enablers and Traitors/Seditionists).
    2. Stop ALL Muhammadan immigration to The West.
    3. Expel ALL Muhammadans -(after Sterilisation)- from The West.
    4. “Expel” ALL unwilling to go Muhammadans.
    5. Bulldoze ALL islam’s “Mostgrotesques”.
    6. Expel ALL -(survived their incarceration)- “Dhimmis” from The West.
    7. “Expel” ALL unwilling to go -(survived their incarceration)- “Dhimmis”.

  3. I had a look at that “Guardian” article.

    They permitted Comments.

    There were 1000 plus.

    Many were from people who were *not* fooled in the slightest.

  4. Costello: the alienation excuse for jihadists won’t wash

    Peter Costello is right. “Alienation” and “disadvantage” simply cannot explain why jihadist Numan Haider tried to kill two Melbourne police officers:

    The trouble with explanations like this is that the facts get in the way. The family of Numan Haider left Afghanistan to migrate to Australia. Under the Taliban, Afghanistan was a hardline Islamic state. Coming to Australia meant getting away from that.

    And Australia was good to the family. They have a very nice house in a good suburb. The children received a good education. The taxpayers of Australia were pretty good to Numan Haider with schooling and services. The family lived in security and freedom — a lot more than Islamic State would ever give to a minority ethnic or religious group….

    Deakin University student Tahmid Mirza, a jihadi propagandist and supporter of Islamic State, was quoted in the weekend press explaining why he has rejected this country, a country that gave him a home and an education: “… many Muslims have been harassed, betrayed and in fact lied to by the government and the so-called ‘security’ intelligence.”

    In other words, he is a victim… The victims here are not the Yazidis of Northern Iraq facing genocide and extermination. The real victims are those who were taken in by Australia, given a home, healthcare, a free education and subsidised university places…

    This idea that Australia’s treatment of Muslims is to blame for terrorism is so fanciful you would wonder how anyone could believe it. But it is standard-issue opinion among university academics, ABC journalists and Greens senators. They act on the principle that “My enemy’s enemy is my friend”. Since they don’t like open liberal Western capitalist society, they feel natural support for those who regard themselves as at war with Western civilisation. The brutality of Islamic State does not seem to worry them nearly so much as the imagined “brutality” of the Australian Government.

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