Bønner og tørklæder i gaderne underminerer den franske laïcité. Franskmændene diskuterer. Nicolas Sarkozys parti, UMP, har lavet en plan:
UMP unveils ideas for secularism
The UMP party has produced a total of 26 propositions which cover areas such as funding and the relationship between religion, the state, the public and the workplace.
En overskuelig punkt-oversigt kan ses hos The Connexion.
French Ruling Party Discusses Separation of Church and State
Nidra Poller – April 20, 2011
The video of a Koran-burning by an obscure pastor in Gainesville, Florida went viral, spinning all the way to Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) where, on April 1st, an enraged mob stormed the UNAM (United Nations Assistance Mission) compound, killing 3 UN staff members and 4 Nepalese Gurkha guards, and wounding dozens. Two of the victims were reportedly beheaded. Sensitivity in France to criticism of Islam, Muslims, and/or immigrants does not reach murderous proportions, but controversy has been raging ever since the UMP announced it was holding a debate on laïcité (France’s official separation of church and state). The integrity of President Sarkozy’s government was questioned, the debate was branded a sop to the Front National, petitions circulated and dire predictions were vociferated. The Convention on “Laïcité pour mieux vivre ensemble” [laïcité for getting along together] was held on April 5th at the Pullman Hotel across the street from Gare Montparnasse… and French media lost interest in the whole affair.
Is it because the 26 concrete proposals presented during the 4-hour event belied the lurid accusations smeared ahead of the debate? The proposed measures are clearly not motivated by a fiendish anti-Muslim ideology; they are a concrete political response to authentic issues raised from the ground up. Though Christianity and Judaism were thrown in to keep Islam company when touchy issues tear at the social fabric, Islam was separated out for special consideration in the second half of the Convention.
Mere HER hos Family Security Matters.