National Post/The Telegraph: Explosive new book says Francois Hollande believes France has a ‘problem with Islam’
France has a “problem with Islam” and there is “too much” unwanted immigration, Francois Hollande has acknowledged in an explosive new book in which the Socialist president controversially claims that “the veiled woman of today” will tomorrow become France’s national icon, Marianne.
Over the course of 61 sit-down interviews and Elysee dinners with two journalists, the French leader issues a string of extraordinarily unguarded comments on everything from Islam, football, “cowardly” judges, Nicolas Sarkozy (“the little De Gaulle”) and his tangled relationships with women.
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WNU Editor: Living in the Canadian french speaking province of Quebec I have gotten to know many French nationals over the years, and I can say without reservation that this is a point of view that many of them now hold. Why this shift in opinion .... an opinion that was never in the mainstream of French public opinion only a few years ago .... from what I have read, seen, and heard .... it is because of a combination of factors. Recent terror attacks have definitely impacted public opinion .... but the creation of Muslim/migrant ghettos and no-go zones, crime, the perception of welfare abuse, and a refusal to assimilate .... all of these factors have contributed in this shift of opinion .... and the backlash is now becoming more evident. Case in point .... the rise of nationalist parties in recent elections has raised alarm bells, and while politicians like French President Hollande are now finally reacting to it .... their actions are too little, and too late.
More News On French President Hollande's Remarks That France Has A ‘Problem With Islam’
Wear a veil or be French: Hollande shocks with views on Muslims and migrants -- France 24
France's Hollande sees a 'problem with Islam', according to new book -- Reuters
François Hollande says France has 'a problem with Islam' -- The Independent
Hollande: Islam Is A Problem, Religion Can Be Dangerous And There Are Too Many Migrants, French President Says -- IBTimes
Hollande: 'France has a problem with Islam' -- Al Jazeera
President Hollande has admitted 'France has a problem with Islam' and warned that the country's national symbol will one day be a woman in a burka -- Daily Mail
François Hollande: France has 'a problem with Islam' -- The Guardian
François Hollande’s comments raising hackles across France -- Irish Times
Update: The reaction to French President Hollande's remarks have been swift .... French judges, footballers and an ex-girlfriend hit back over explosive Hollande book (France24).