Sales of books on Islam rocket in France

Books on Islam and the Koran at the “Librairie de l’Orient” bookstore in Paris. Photo: AFP

Books on Islam are selling out in France after the deadly extremist attacks in the capital have raised uncomfortable questions about Europe’s fastest-growing religion.

A special magazine supplement focused on the Koran has flown off the shelves, and shops are selling more books on Islam than ever after the Paris attacks in January that left 17 dead.

“The French are asking more and more questions, and they feel less satisfied than ever by the answers they’re getting from the media,” said Fabrice Gerschel, director of Philosophie magazine, which published the supplement…

…”A very Catholic lady came to buy a copy of the Koran, because she wanted to understand for herself whether or not (Islam) is a violent religion,” said Yvon Gilabert, who runs a bookshop in Nantes, western France…

This is an encouraging trend. Going to the sources is far more informative than reading the mainstream media’s biased reports, that are thinly veiled propaganda.  There will be crackpot converts, attracted by violence.  But that is inevitable in any case.

  • wallyj180

    That is not surprising at all.

    I would recommend Mark Steyn’s ‘America Alone’ and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s ‘Infidel’ to anyone that wants to know a bit more about the growth and the background of the current rise in Islamic fundamentalism.

  • Dana Garcia

    Be sure to buy a koran and/or Reliance on the Traveler at a used book store so your cash isn’t funding allah’s gangsters.

    • Frau Katze

      Good point.

      • Dana Garcia

        I bought a copy of Mein Kampf used years ago because I read that a French fascist still got money from sales. You gotta figure that the bad guys profit from korans somehow some way.

  • Glenfilthie

    Islam may or may not be inherently violent; but the pigs currently practicing it certainly are – and unless you are a turd brained liberal you don’t need a book to tell you that.
    The big question Fwance has to answer is – what are they going to do with these ignorant, violent savages that they’ve imported?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I wonder if “Mein Kampf” flew off French bookstore shelves during the 1930s.