Islam in France

2555 WordsMay 5, 201211 Pages
Kemuel Nimi Noble Islam In France ( A problem for the European Union or not) My paper would critically look at the gradual integration and Islamitization of France in the last two decades. Will France remain French? How has the French government halted the rise of fundamental radical Muslims? Someone going to Marseille a sea shore island in France would be amazed by the share amount of multi-ethnicity and cultural diversity. The soccer team of this port city Olympic Marseille illustrates this assertion. Of the 23 players registered for this season, 12 of them are foreign mostly from African countries, 11 of the players are French. Out of the 11 players who are French 6 of them namely Steven Mandanda, Chris Gadi, Loic Remy, Alou…show more content…
These Muslims see the ghettoes as a way to gain from immigrating to France without assimilating into French society. Some level of violence has the advantage of ensuring separation from the outside world and can be used as a bargaining tool with the authorities to get more de facto autonomy meaning that Muslim neighbourhoods are ruled only by Muslims according to Islamic law and morals as well as to obtain more funding. It also serves as a social control tool against liberal-minded Muslim individuals, for conservative Muslim leaders can easier exert pressure on liberal minded Muslims for instance to compel females to don the veil within the context of the ghettos' violence. Muslims in France have learnt how to assert themselves in their community. From building large Mosques in Central Paris to a using a shed in the central Toulouse market, French Muslims are getting bolder and bolder. Alaine Besancon in his book makes clear "according to the Shari`a [Islamic sacred law], a non-Muslim country is not to be seen any more as Dar al-Harb [house of war] but rather as Dar al-`Ahd [house of covenant]"; and "the Platform is an expression of such a covenant."24 Fully aware of the legal or constitutional difficulties implied in such a statute of covenant, the platform refers to a de facto revision of the 1905 law of separation: " These days Muslims build Mosques in France and ask for government aid because they put in their mosques library and schools. In principle, public
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