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Secularists and Christians hold anti-mosque protest in Metz

Metz-anti-mosque-protestSecularists and Christians hold anti-mosque protest in Metz

Following Génération Identitaire’s anti-Muslim stunt in the Lorraine capital of Metz, two other Islamophobic groups held an anti-mosque protest in the city last Saturday. Thankfully, as you can see from the photo, it didn’t attract much of a turnout.

The demonstration was initiated by Génération Patriotes and enthusiastically supported by Résistance Républicaine. You might think this is an odd alliance, as Résistance Républicaine is a front organisation for Riposte Laïque, a militantly secularist group, while Génération Patriotes is fiercely religious. The one claims to be advocating a hardline version of laïcité, while the other aggressively upholds the Christian heritage of France.

However the French far right has been redefining laïcité to incorporate the promotion of Christianity, precisely in order to facilitate unity in inciting hatred of Islam. The forthcoming Résistance Républicaine demonstration in Paris has been called to defend laïcité ”and our other traditions”. In addition to supporting the 1905 law which established the separation of church and state, it has adopted the slogans “Hands off Christmas!” and “Hands off our Christian holidays!”Résistance-Républicaine-Paris-demonstration

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  1. Commentaire destiné à l’auteur de l’article:
    Occupez-vous de vos affaires aux USA et laissez-nous régler nos problèmes.

  2. Thank you for helping us to fight the hate from islam!!

  3. That’s it, jump on the bandwagon you too why don’t you ! First of all, French wanting to preserve their over 2000 years old history, as well as their culture, way of life and so on is NOT the prerogative of the “far right” as you call it.

    We all know that nowadays, Patriotism is a dirty word, but again, as I said, we’re not newborns but have history, second, you bet we’re not gonna let this so-called religion trying to rid France its traditions and traditional celebrations, including those you call Christian one. And like it or not, we have been, are and will remain of Christian roots, weather we practice or not.

    Deal with it and if you want to call it “islamophobia”, who cares for we don’t ! You lot and those concerned can scream all they want, won’t change a single thing, for we’ve had it with those obscurantists making demands not theirs to make and scream phobia this and the rest when they can’t get their way. Again, deal with it and mind your own backyards instead of putting your nose where it’s not wanted and having the nerves to pretend being in a position to give moral lessons.

  4. @ Alain.

    You’re a moron. How the hell is Islam trying to “rid France of it’s tradition and celebrations”?? The fact that most ethnic French people are barely religious anymore or even give a damn about their ancient culture is not the fault of Islam or Muslims.

  5. And you Laila, are full of it. Defend your kind all you want as well as trying to pull a fast one, won’t wash her.
    It’s ALWAYS the same that are offended by others’s way of life, traditions and so on, and demand this or that disappear because it offends them, while trying by any means to impose THEIR ways.

    So please cut the crap, and for your information, whether we are religious or not, those are OUR celebrations and roots, have been for centuries and will remain so. Is that clear, and if we have chosen to be secular and choosy about OUR religion, it certainly is NOT to have a so-called one trying to impose itself at every level, as this was dictated by a megalomaniac lunatic that have got its followers frozen in the 7th century.

    So you too mind your own backyard and keep your “lessons” to yourself.

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