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  • 'Woke' American Ideas Are a Threat, French Leaders Say

    02/11/2021 7:38:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 10, 2021 | Norimitsu Onishi
    Politicians and prominent intellectuals say social theories from the United States on race, gender and post-colonialism are a threat to French identity and the French republic.The threat is said to be existential. It fuels secessionism. Gnaws at national unity. Abets Islamism. Attacks France’s intellectual and cultural heritage.The threat? “Certain social science theories entirely imported from the United States,’’ said President Emmanuel Macron.French politicians, high-profile intellectuals and journalists are warning that progressive American ideas — specifically on race, gender, post-colonialism — are undermining their society. “There’s a battle to wage against an intellectual matrix from American universities,’’ warned Mr. Macron’s education...
  • French President Macron slams Big Tech’s censorship of President Trump

    02/08/2021 9:24:01 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 25 replies
    Reclaimthenet ^ | February 8 2020 | Dan Frieth
    The president of France, Emmanuel Macron has blasted Twitter and Facebook for de-platforming the former US president and their arbitrary implementation of content moderation policies. Other leaders, including Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, have also condemned the social media companies. In an interview, the French president talked about the recent censorship and removal of Trump following the January 6 riots. The social media companies removed Trump for allegedly “inciting” the riots. “We are very upset here in Paris [about the Capitol attack]. But at the same time, we were very upset, as well, by...
  • Davos Great Reset: French Prez Macron Declares Modern Capitalism ‘Can No Longer Work’

    01/28/2021 6:55:45 AM PST · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27 2021 | KURT ZINDULKA
    At the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) virtual Davos Agenda summit on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron declared that in the wake of the Chinese coronavirus modern capitalism “can no longer work”. Appearing before a question and answer session conducted with ‘Great Reset’ architect and founder-chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, Mr Macron said that while capitalism has historically driven down poverty globally, he claimed that it came with the cost of furthering inequality. “We will get out of this pandemic only with an economy that thinks more about fighting inequalities,” Macron said.
  • 'No repentance nor apologies' for colonial abuses in Algeria, says Macron

    01/22/2021 3:06:36 PM PST · by euram · 29 replies
    France24 ^ | January 20 2021 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out issuing an official apology for abuses in Algeria, his office said Wednesday, ahead of a major report on how France is facing up to its colonial past in the country.
  • French President Presses Muslim Leaders to Embrace 'Republican Values'

    12/05/2020 5:44:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    CNA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 03:01 am MT (CNA).- In the wake of several suspected Islamist attacks in France this year, President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s Muslim leaders to sign a "charter of republican values" agreeing to a rejection of Islam as a political movement. According to the BBC, Macron’s proposed charter is one part of a wider government strategy to curb foreign influence and prevent violence and threats from extremists. Macron has, since his 2017 election, emphasized support for secular government and has criticized what he calls “Islamist separatism,” encouraging the nation’s Muslims to integrate into...
  • French and German foreign ministers give Joe Biden their wish list [and it's not pretty]

    11/17/2020 7:24:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 17 Nov 2020 | Tom Rogan
    Writing in the Washington Post on Monday, the French and German foreign ministers... pledge for new cooperation. From an American interest perspective, however, this op-ed reads as little more than a petulant "we can only be friends if you put European concerns and interests first." ...On China...comes the veiled warning that Europe does not want to upset Xi Jinping. ...On Iran...Maas and Le Drian "want to reengage the United States on a joint approach.. On Russia...The words "ready to engage" reflect Europe's rising interest in reducing sanctions imposed on Russia... On trade...They want a one-sided tax.
  • Emmanuel Macron accuses the Anglo-American press of legitimising terrorism in France by suggesting the country is racist and Islamophobic [trunc]

    11/16/2020 3:24:52 AM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 Nov 2020 | AFP and Charlotte Mitchell
    Full title: Emmanuel Macron accuses the Anglo-American press of legitimising terrorism in France by suggesting the country is racist and Islamophobic because of his stance on extremists..The French President called The New York Times media correspondent Ben Smith to criticise the paper's English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism in the wake of recent attacks in the country. ...In his column about their exchange, Smith said the French president had argued 'foreign media failed to understand 'laicite,' or secularism, a pillar of French policy and society. Domestic support for a firm line on the need for all citizens, including...
  • Islam in Europe: Lessons from Medieval Spanish: Why all of French President Macron’s measures against “extremism” are doomed to failure.

    11/14/2020 5:45:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/14/2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A critical question arises in light of the recent spate of fatal terror attacks in France and other European nations: How do you once and for all eradicate “extremism” from Muslim communities living in the West? Western leaders usually respond by citing anything and everything from new “initiatives” meant to foster closer relations between Muslim communities and their host nations, to surveillance measures of hot spots and mosques. Lamentably, history has already proven that even much more draconian measures against Islam—of the sort that modern Western man cannot even conceive let along implement—are doomed to failure.   Consider the historical experiences...
  • Biden asks to speak to AMLO; not yet, your government responds

    11/11/2020 9:26:06 AM PST · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    el universal ^ | 11/11/2020 | garcia
    The Mexican ambassador to the United States, Martha Bárcena , explained to American interlocutors the reason for the country's decision to wait to congratulate the winner of the presidential election in the American Union. On the instructions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard , the Mexican diplomat stated that such a decision is based on the principles of foreign policy, which are enshrined in the Mexican Constitution, particularly in the principle of non-intervention. , as well as in the history of the country. "Today I explained to US interlocutors the position of...
  • French Bishops' Appeal for Public Masses During Lockdown Rejected by Judge

    11/09/2020 6:32:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/9/20 | Couurtney Mares
    Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State. “The bishops deplore above all that the faithful will thus remain unable to participate in Mass, the summit of their faith and an irreplaceable encounter with God and with their brothers,” the French bishops’ conference said in a statement issued in response to the decision Nov. 7. As France entered into its second lockdown of this year in November, the French bishops’ conference filed a “référé liberté” with the Council...
  • Syrian Mercenary Fighting Armenians: We Were Told to ‘Slaughter All Civilians’

    11/05/2020 6:17:13 PM PST · by xomething · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2020 | Gabrielle Reyes
    A Syrian mercenary recently captured while fighting for Azerbaijan against Armenia in its ongoing war over Nagorno-Karabakh said on Wednesday that his recruiters instructed him and fellow mercenaries to “slaughter all civilians and soldiers” of an Armenian village they attempted to capture. Armenian forces captured Syrian national Yusuf Alaabet al-Hajji in recent days and “is currently remanded into custody facing international terrorism charges, among others,” Armenian state news agency Armenpress reported on Wednesday. Hajji told Armenian investigators that Turkish forces recruited him in Syria to fight for Azerbaijan for “a 2000-dollar monthly payment.” In his testimony, Hajji detailed how Turkish...
  • France's Macron vows to crackdown on illegal immigration to counter growing 'terrorist threat'

    11/05/2020 4:26:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Hollie McKay |
    France's President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Thursday to shore up border control measures and crackdown on illegal immigration as part of the country's overall strategy to combat the ascending "terrorist threat." "We see very clearly that terrorist actions can actually be led by some people who use migratory flows to threaten our territory," he said during a visit to the border with adjoining Spain. "So, we must reinforce our controls for reasons of national security." The number of border police will be increased from 2,400 to 4,800. Macron's pledge to tighten immigration and stamp out terrorism also come at a...
  • Turkey accused of shipping jihadist mercenaries into Azerbaijan-Armenia war

    11/04/2020 10:34:18 AM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    People's World ^ | 10/29/2020 | Steve Sweeney
    Jihadist groups are believed to have been present in Azerbaijan since at least February, it was claimed on Oct. 27, with Turkey accused of shipping in militia, including a Uyghur Muslim terror group, the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP). The Islamist fighters are thought to have been mobilized from their bases in Syria to join Azeri forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where they are fighting against Armenia. Despite Turkey initially denying the presence of the jihadists, film footage and photographs have since corroborated reports which began circulating in the Syrian press in August. The mobilization of Turkish troops was reported in...
  • A Globalist Joe Biden Win Greatly Accelerates Emmanuel Macron's Dream of a European Union Army with Himself as EU Commander-in-Chief

    11/04/2020 4:55:16 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 3 replies
    nteb ^ | 11/3/20 | Geoffrey Grider
    US Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s victory could speed up the dream of Emmanuel Macron to form a European Union army alongside NATO, a political expert has warned. Funny thing, just yesterday a reader wrote to me with a link to the Muslim terror attacks in Europe, showing the current trouble Emmanuel Macron is having with all that and told me “sorry, he’s not your guy.” Amazing how much things can change in a day or two, isn’t it? You can rest assured that nothing will stop the upward path of Emmanuel Macron as he negotiates, plots and strategizes his way...
  • Macron: Violence is unacceptable response to Muhammad cartoons

    11/02/2020 4:42:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
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  • Indignant: Turkey on Warpath over New Charlie Hebdo Erdogan Cartoon

    10/28/2020 1:12:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A Turkish government minister has called French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo “b*stards” and “sons of b*tches” over a new satirical cartoon showing President Erdogan in his underwear. The frontpage cartoon of the magazine, which features Erdogan in his underwear looking at the bare bottom of a woman in an Islamic veil and bears the caption “in private he is very funny”, has earned the anger of the Turkish leader, who has now threatened legal action. On Wednesday, the Turkish presidency’s communications directorate released a statement on the subject of the cartoon, according to Le Monde, saying: “The necessary legal and...
  • Macron accuses Turkey of 'bellicose' attitude towards Nato allies

    11/01/2020 8:21:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    https://www.middleeasteye.net ^ | 31 October 2020 | By MEE and agencies
    French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turkey having a "bellicose" attitude towards its allies, as the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad contiues unabated. In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Macron said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had displayed "belligerent behavior with Nato allies", adding that he hoped "things would calm down" and that the Turkish president "would not tell lies". France-Turkey showdown: A battle to shape the regional order Read More » His comments came as Erdogan, as well as a number of other leaders of Muslim-majority countries, continued to criticise Macron for comments he made describing...
  • Macron slams Turkish 'imperialist aspirations'

    11/01/2020 3:49:09 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/11/2020
    Tensions between France and Turkey continue to escalate. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for French President Emmanuel Macron to be sent "for a psychiatric examination following his hatred of Islam" the French president accused Turkey of "imperial aspirations", he said. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Macron attacked Turkey's behavior in the Middle East and described Turkey's intervention in Syria as "a surprise and aggressive act for its NATO allies." He added that "Ankara has not respected an arms embargo in Libya while taking a very aggressive approach" in the eastern Mediterranean. "I note that Turkey has imperial...
  • As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

    10/30/2020 1:03:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    AP ^ | 10 30 2020 | ISABEL DEBRE
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, poured out of prayer services to join anti-France protests on Friday, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Hardline Islamic groups across the region have seized on the the French government’s staunch secularist stance as an affront to Islam, rallying their supporters and stirring up rage. SNIP In Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, an estimated 10,000 followers of the radical Islamic Tehreek-e-Labbaik party celebrating the Mawlid, the birthday...
  • France's Showdown with the Islamic World

    10/30/2020 9:15:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    BESA Center ^ | Oct 2020 | Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen
    The beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty, which occurred two weeks after a momentous speech by President Emmanuel Macron in which he unveiled a plan to defend French secular values against “Islamist radicalism,” marked the start of what might turn out to be an all-out war between France and the Islamic world, with Turkey’s Erdoğan leading the Muslim charge. By taking a stand against Muslim extremist violence and suppression of freedom of speech, Macron might find himself facing a new wave of Islamic terror.