In the recent French presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy was narrowly defeated by Francois Hollande. Faced with a similar financial crisis as much of Europe and raging unemployment, Sarkozy had championed cutbacks in government spending, but Hollande had promised even more government largesse, "Austerity can no longer be inevitable!" he declared in his Sunday night victory speech.
Below is a photo of the Hollande victory celebration in La Bastille Plaza in Paris, historic site of the French Revolution. The text that follows the photo is not mine, but is from a trusted source, and includes a message from his French friend Maxime Lépante. I spoke at an international conference in Paris in 2003 and was told then that 30% of the population under the age of 15 in France at that time was Arab Muslims – and, they didn't come with any plans to assimilate into French culture.
It was already a problem, and I said many times following my visit that the end of the France as we had known it may be at hand. Since then, the challenges created by the large foreign Muslim population have been evident on many occasions including the Paris riots in 2005, 2007, 2009, and again in 2011. Lépante's chilling, ominous analysis of the election results suggests that it was just manifested again. And, the French experience is far from unique in Europe.
"This photo was taken at La Bastille Plaza in Paris, during the election celebration for the comrade socialist president Hollande. See any French flags? Anywhere? Actually, there is ONE towards the bottom right. The other flags are in order of appurtenance, Palestinian (2 flags top right+1 center left), Algerian, Turkish (towards center), Syrian (towards left of pic + below Palestinian flag), Moroccan (w. star in center), and European Union flag. The other flags I can’t recognize, there are also Syndicates or Unions’ flags. That's France in a nutshell."
"This e-mail was sent from a friend in France, French citizen Maxime Lépante."
Hello to my American friends,
As you know, the Socialist François Hollande won the presidential elections in France, last Sunday. It is a catastrophe for France.
Hollande was elected by the Muslims: