French Secularists Push Back: Street Prayer Confrontations Are Growing

The inevitable backlash has arrived. After years of encroachment on French secularists’ values, citizens are pushing back. Not simply through social media or the press, but the very streets themselves. Their target? Perhaps the most visible symbol of the deepening cultural divide: Friday street prayer.

In fact, things are getting so testy that Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has intervened. In a move meant to quell secularist anger over religion creeping into society, France announced an immediate halt to street prayer in the Paris suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne. “They will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street praying,” Collomb told Questions Politics.

  • terrence22

    Well, it is nice to read that – but it may well be too little too late. Hopefully, the “prayers” will leave France altogether, and go back to the hell-hole they came from (but I will not hold my breathe waiting)

  • Shebel

    This is fucking scary.
    These ‘animals’–sneak into another Country and have the fucking nerve to block the streets and stick their arses in the air . They are NOT worried about anything.
    WE are really FUCKED if we allow this.

  • Shebel

    These fuckers are lucky that WE don’t believe in Jihad.
    All these assholes ,congregated in one place at the same time.
    Sorry. I am just ‘droning’ on about the relatively Peaceful Possibilities.

  • Raymond Cameron

    Use water cannons loaded with liquid pig manure to disperse them.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Convert Notre Dame into a mosque. 2 exploding birds one bloody stone

  • Hard Little Machine

    Btw the objection isn’t cultural it’s that they are now legally allowed to block all emergency vehicle traffic; police, fire and ambulance. I say let them. Better people die than the Muslims get irritated and burn the whole city down

  • tom_billesley

    Does this story have anything to do with the tiger roaming the streets of Paris after escaping from a circus? The poor creature didn’t hurt anyone, but was shot before it could do any good.