Fears for Europe’s Democratic Future
Its not done to make much mention of the point in the politically-correct corridors of Brussels, the EU HQ, but several post-presidential voting analyses suggest a large Muslim vote was pivotal to the victory of France’s new Socialist president.
As Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, and New York writer focusing on radical Islam noted here : “Francois Hollande may be the first Muslim-elected president of France. With an estimated 93 percent of Muslim voters casting their ballots for Hollande, in a close election, their numbers may have made the difference between victory and defeat. The makeup of France’s new government reflects the debt that Hollande owes to his Muslim voters”.
Even more assertively Soeren Kern, a graduate of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC writes, in a piece reprinted on his Pundicity page:
Muslim Voters Change Europe
by Soeren Kern
Published on Pundicity
“An analysis of the voting patterns that barrelled François Hollande to victory on May 6 as the first Socialist president of France since 1995 shows that this overthrow was due in large measure to Muslims, who voted for him in overwhelming numbers.
“The French vote marks the first time that Muslims have determined the outcome of a presidential election in a major western European country; it is a preview of things to come.
“As the politically active Muslim population in France continues to swell, and as most Muslims vote for Socialist and leftwing parties, conservative parties will find it increasingly difficult to win future elections in France.
“According to a survey of 10,000 French voters conducted by the polling firm OpinionWay for the Paris-based newspaper Le Figaro, an extaordinary 93% of French Muslims voted for Hollande on May 6. By contrast, the poll shows that only 7% of French Muslims voted for the incumbent, Nicolas Sarkozy (…) Most Muslims in Europe live in lower-income households and experience higher levels of unemployment. As a result, Socialists and Muslims are locked into a politically advantageous power-dependence relationship, between the givers of social welfare benefits and the givers of votes. Not surprisingly, Socialists favor increased Muslim immigration, which in turn produces more voters for Socialist parties.
“In the ideological sphere, Socialists and Muslims generally share a mutual antipathy for traditional Judeo-Christian values. Although many Muslims oppose the secular agenda of the Socialists, most Muslims wholeheartedly support Socialist multicultural dogma, which they are leveraging to promote the Islamization of Europe (…)
“In foreign policymaking, Socialists and Muslims share a mutual disdain for the United Statesand Israel. Leftwing parties across Europe have turned anti-Zionism into a politically correct form of anti-Semitism. The increasingly hysterical anti-Israel rhetoric emanating from Socialist circles has contributed to a spike in anti-Semitic hate crimes across the continent; many of these crimes against Jews are being perpetrated by Muslims.”
In his detailed piece of research Kern goes on to show how the phenomenon is not confined to France but manifests itself in the recent Socialist election result in Denmark, and impacts on government policymaking in Belgium, Norway and Spain. Turning to Britain (regarded by French intelligence agencies as a lost cause and whose capital they refer to as ‘Londinistan’) he writes: ”In the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Muslim voters elected the Bangladeshi-born Lutfur Rahman as their mayor. He is linked to the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE), an Islamist group dedicated to changing the ‘very infrastructure of society, its institutions, its culture, its political order and its creed … from ignorance to Islam.’ Since taking office, Rahman has stocked the public libraries in Tower Hamlets with books and DVDs containing the extremist sermons of banned Islamist preachers…”
Soeren Kern is the Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group, one of the oldest and most influential foreign policy think tanks in Spain. Soeren is specialized on US and European defense- and security-related issues, but his favourite research topic is the phenomenon of European anti-Americanism. He is also an essayist on transatlantic geopolitics, especially on Europe’s continuing endeavour to “counterbalance” the United States on the global stage.
On the other side of the political spectrum two left-of-centre academic commentators have reported at length on several different assessments of voting patterns in the presidential election with particular attention on the strong showing by Marine le Pen, leader of the Front National.
Here are links to some very detailed reports by Art Goldhammer and Arun Kapil on their separate and very readable blogs.
The Muslim vote
Le vote juif
While in French on the Telos website Gérard Grunberg pens a piece on the lessons of the election: Leçons des élections.
Story: Ken Pottinger
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- Will French voters deliver parliament to Hollande’s party? (csmonitor.com)
- 93% of Muslims in France Voted For Socialist Hollande (thegatewaypundit.com)
- TWS on the French election (arunwithaview.wordpress.com)