Iranian govt-run PressTV: France joins 20th century by admitting ‘Islamophobia’ exists

In a decision so late in arriving it is hard to believe, France has finally recognized that Islamophobia does actually exist in their country. The National Consultative Commission on Human Rights officially ended its long-standing opposition in its latest report on racism.While the news is a step forward, it’s an indication of just how oblivious French society can be when it comes to their deeply-embedded problem of violent xenophobia.

Certainly, the nation’s leaders prefer to portray Muslims as a threat in an effort to justify destabilizing wars in places like Libya, Yemen, and many others. It’s certainly easier than remedying the bottom-level socioeconomic status French society has afforded their estimated 5 million Muslims.Such measures might take even longer, because the current Prime Minister says he refuses to use the term “Islamophobia”. It is unthinkable, one hopes, that he would refuse to use the term “anti-Semitism”, or “misogyny”, for example.

France’s media eagerly feeds the public’s desire for portrayals of Muslims as violent, sexist and somehow inferior. Typifying the extremist view is satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was condemned around the world for its graphic and degrading images of Prophet Mohammed, but widely applauded in France.They say it’s never too late to do the right thing, but that France still has a lot of catching up to do. Anti-Muslim violence has never been higher, and the neo-fascist National Front never more openly accepted.

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  • Morticiaa

    Bravo for Charlie Hebdo and other brave truth see ers.
    Those who find backward Islamic values as hideous as those
    Who try to appease them
    And by the way how come none of the news media reports on the
    Lunatic silkh extremists living in Canada who were out to protest
    The Indian pm here for a visit.

  • Dan

    …It’s certainly easier than remedying the bottom-level socioeconomic status Islam has afforded its estimated 1.6 billion Muslims…

    Fixed a sentence.

  • tom_billesley

    Is France now ready to admit that djinns exist?

    • Destroyer-Drone

      It sure is.

    • Frau Katze

      Getting there.

  • Destroyer-Drone

    Even better, France has joined the 6th century by admitting scores of braindead mudslimes into their even more braindead populace.

    France is an islamic country.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      The 20th Century ended 15 years ago.