When the President of France isn’t too busy fending off accusations that he’s a sleazebag, he’s happy to deflect attention by backing a racist assault on liberte, egalite, and fraternite.
Yes, it’s the hijab ban, which is, like the Defense of Marriage Act in the US, aimed entirely at a minority that doesn’t behave the way the majority would like. So the majority will have its way, in the old days with a gun and a gas chamber, these days with a vote and significant tut tutting.
Why not just ban religion altogether? It’s difficult to see how the sexual deviants who wear collars, or the subservient women in their cult who wear habits, are any less of a threat to the French. It’s difficult to see how the United States ever becomes a more inclusive society so long as most religions view misogyny as an acceptable lifestyle.
In fact, the number of hijab wearing women in France is roughly 2,000, in a country of 60 million.
Demonization of minorities is as old as Europe itself: Jews were slaughtered, Gypsies were slaughtered, you name the minority and there’s a reasonable chance a majority somewhere in Europe wanted them dead and/or deported.
15 years after the Serbs slaughtered thousands of Muslims, and Europe did absolutely nothing to stop it, it’s comical to see a European leader cower in fear at the prospect of a few women in hijabs threatening the enjoyment of a local pastis.
It’s not the job of politicians to engage in race baiting, or gender baiting, or sexual orientation baiting, but they do it every chance they get when things aren’t going well.
Gorilla says: “Modern racism comes with everything but the camps, much easier these days to isolate than to kill!”