web analytics
February 2, 2015 / 13 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


French Muslim Vote May Bring Down President

Imams and Islamic associations are encouraging French Muslims to go to the polls in Sunday’s presidential race, and make a difference. One million strong, they are likely to make enough of a difference to unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Muslim officials are careful not to officially endorse either of the runners in the second election round, but AP explained that “the call itself is a bold move in a country where statistics on religious affiliation are formally banned and where secularism is enshrined in the constitution.”

Socialist Francois Hollande, who is the favorite to win on Sunday, is the likely beneficiary from the Muslim get-out-the-vote drive. His opponent has spoken out against Muslim practices, and his conservative police is not favored by Muslims in poor neighborhoods. Still, according to AP, there’s no guarantee that the drive will indeed result in an increased turnout of Muslim voters, because Muslims have traditionally avoided political involvement.

Still, the fact that French Muslims have been attacked by the right about their halal meat, street prayer and their preference for the full-body burka dress, may convince them to contribute to the removal of a right wing president.

Attacks on Muslim in the popular media have become even more acute following the massacre of Jewish schoolchildren and French paratroopers in March by an Islamic extremist.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “French Muslim Vote May Bring Down President”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Handout photo of texted message sent by a fearful Christopher Cramer from Saudi Arabia before his death.
Saudis Hold Body of U.S. Elbit Subcontractor After Mysterious Death in Tabuk
Latest News Stories
Ron Dermer, Israel Ambassador to the United States.

Is Israel in deep trouble for rooting against the Seahawks?

Handout photo of texted message sent by a fearful Christopher Cramer from Saudi Arabia before his death.

A U.S. defense subcontractor for Elbit died mysteriously in Saudi Arabia on Jan 15. His body’s still held there.

IDF soldiers returning from Gaza in August 2014.

The IDF is working on how to lighten the load that must be carried by ground troops into battle.

Historic Jewish U.S. Civil War period restaurant tokens.

Two rare 150-year-old tokens issued by a kosher restaurant from the U.S. civil war period are to be shown this week in Jerusalem.

Likud party members charge opponents with receiving illicit funds and violating Israeli election laws.

A bust depicting former Israeli president Shimon Peres was placed next to sculptures of the former eight presidents in the garden of the President’s residence in Jerusalem, on February 01, 2015.

An IDF soldier is lightly wounded and an Egged bus damaged in an Arab rock attack in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Nursery and kindergarten teachers in Efrat learn self-defense techniques but hope they won’t need them.

The Prime Minister has declared Orbach temporarily absent from the Knesset for medical reasons.

Avigdor Liberman finally declared his political allegiances without the semantic games and ambiguity.

Another Israeli Arab falls into the ISIS trap, runs off to Syria and then comes home to be arrested.

Anti-Semitism is alive and well — and thriving — in London. It will get a boost on March 22, 2015.

Many families enjoy watching the Super Bowl together, but the halftime show makes them uncomfortable. This is a family friendly entertainment venue that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Fatah are big talkers, but you don’t see Arabs in the Palestinian Authority going without their Israeli products.

Carl Djerassi’s research led to the invention of oral birth control pills.

The US promptly condemned the “vicious” beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto on Saturday, noting its “own experience” with “this pain.”

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Minister Uri Orbach in serious condition for a recurring blood disease.

The Prime Minister has declared Orbach temporarily absent from the Knesset for medical reasons.

Superbowl

Many families enjoy watching the Super Bowl together, but the halftime show makes them uncomfortable. This is a family friendly entertainment venue that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Fatah are big talkers, but you don’t see Arabs in the Palestinian Authority going without their Israeli products.

Carl Djerassi’s research led to the invention of oral birth control pills.

ISIS released a video showing the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.

That’s it. If you didn’t register your party by now, you’re not running for the upcoming Knesset elections.

Five IDF soldiers are in Ziv Hospital in Tzefat…

Rivlin returning early to Israel from US trip due to situation in northern Israel.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/french-muslim-vote-may-bring-down-president/2012/05/01/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: