In the midst of the COVID lockdown, the islamization of France is taken to the next level. Priorities, eh?
Mark Steyn explained the real implications of the Arabic language here in an interview I conducted with him some years back.
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“It shows how we mischaracterized, we willfully misunderstand Islam. Yes, on the face of it, yes, Arabic is a language. In a sense there would be no difference between opening a foreign language school — a Spanish language school or a french language school — but in fact Arabic is more than a language. It is explicated the language of Islam, so in that sense it is part of the Islamic religious imperial project. Radical Islam advances through the Arabic language. And you go all kinds of places that aren’t in the Arab world now, like Pakistan, Indonesia, Central Asia, the Balkans, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada and the United States, and you will here those Imams preaching in Arabic. Arabic is not just another language like French or Italian, it is the spearhead of an ideological project that is deeply opposed to the United States.
France: Macron launches programme to teach Arabic in French schools
Although France has been struggling with its ongoing lockdown in an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there, President Emmanuel Macron hasn’t neglected the need for French schools to begin teaching Arabic. He signed a decree authorising the new programme on May 2.
The programme’s aim is to guarantee “linguistic diversity,” and would offer classes in Arabic to students in French schools from the first grade up through university courses. It is being developed in cooperation with authorities in Tunisia, according to a report by Valeurs Actuelles.
The decree was signed by Macron, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian.
Tunisia will have a say in selecting the teachers from among its own population who will participate in the programme, among its contributions. Tunisia was a French colony from the nineteenth century until 1956, and is a member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (International Organisation of Francophones).
The programme will not only be limited to teaching the Arabic language, but will also include education in Arabic culture and history, with a particularly emphasis on Tunisian culture.
Arabic is currently the second-most spoken language in the country after French.
Politicians from the Right-wing National Rally party have already voiced their disapproval for the decree. “The anti-national government plans to teach Arabic starting in elementary school, at an age when children have barely discovered the French language,” Jean Messiha, the Deputy Undersecretary for Management at the Ministry of Defence from National Rally, said in a statement. “The Arabization and Islamization of France is on the march.”
Defenders of the programme claim that it is important for all French students, and not those of Arab descent, to learn more about the rapidly growing Arab community, both at home and abroad. In response, National Rally’s President, Marine Le Pen, said that “of course there is a great Arab culture, but this is France, and I want us to learn French culture.”
The growing influence of Arab language, religion, and culture in France is becoming an increasingly contentious issue for the native French. Last year, a poll revealed that 61% of French citizens believe that Islamic culture is incompatible with French culture, as previously reported by Voice of Europe.
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