Paris Cardinal Chides Prime Minister for ‘Utopian’ Plan to Secularize ‘Islamic Fascism’

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced his intention to fight “Islamic fascism” and prevent massacres similar to the Charlie Hebdo affair through a massive injection of Islamic studies into French universities, a project that the Archbishop of Paris says is doomed to fail.

Valls says it is necessary to establish a kind of home-grown Islam in France that respects “the principles of laïcité.” We must “mobilize society around secularism,” he said.

France has had more experience than most in trying to integrate an ever increasing Muslim population into a Judeo-Christian culture. Unfortunately, its fallback method for doing this is the stale Enlightenment program of banishing all religion to the private sphere in an attempt to create a faith-free public square where radical secularism can effectively function as the unofficial state religion.

Valls has proposed that in the fight against “Islamic fascism,” national unity is key. “We need a break in the leadership of French Islam. And all the imams should be trained in France,” he said, adding that the Ministers of Interior and Education are already working on the issue…

  • winniec

    The French government should consult Turkish Muslims who are experts on the reform of Islam which took place in Turkey.
    Kamal Ataturk imposed a reformed Islam on Turkey. The Koran and prayers were to be read in Turkish only and using the Latin alphabet only. The reform took place in a matter of months, not years. The reform of Islam is possible if Muslims want it, but the jihadists will always take charge through vigilante attacks against the ‘reformed’ or ‘moderate’ Muslims who will be seen as apostates. The vigilante provisions in Islam are the problem that stop reform, but if there is sufficient will from the French government, there is a way.

    • WalterBannon

      By the way, how did Turkey’s reform of Islam work out in the longer term?

      …keep drinking the Kool-aide winnie

      there can be no reform of Islam. Only its destruction or ours.

      • Frau Katze

        It worked for a while but Islam came creeping back. It’s like a weed that way.

  • DMB

    Fighting Islam with more Islam NEVER works!

  • canminuteman

    Good luck with that, sounds like a great plan…

    • Justin St.Denis

      Only to a French politician could such insanity make sense.

      • Frau Katze

        They try to do this Russia too. But the authorities have way more latitude to punish “violators”. You can end up in jail for suggesting that sharia should be the law of land.

        In the West, we don’t do stuff like that (yet).

  • WalterBannon

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is an idiot.

    It is necessary to ban Islam and deport all muslims.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Francois Hollande is an idiot as well. To boot, he looks like an idiot.

      • Frau Katze

        He does look like an idiot.

        • Justin St.Denis

          A brain-damaged, dropped-on-the-head-from-a-great-height-while-still-a-baby idiot. Apparently, like so many other idiots, he spends a lot of time with his hands in his pants playing with his wedding tackle.

  • simus1

    The French PM is not so utopian really when you get down to the nuts and bolts.
    A merger of the socialists and the French mafia under the umbrella of a huge patronage fueled “French islamists for France” religious front organization would be eminently doable. Plus provide a strong foundation to build out from and collapse all rival foreign directed jihadi organizations.
    Or “Christian ones” as well.

  • Valls means well, but his proposed solution to the problem is too feeble. The threat of Islam can only be dealt with by being pushed out from Western countries – making it illegal and inviting all those who wish to stick to it to leave the country. Water and oil do not mix.