Apr 19 2013
Almost three French people in four (73%) say that they have a negative image of Islam, while other religions enjoy the approval of a clear majority, according to a poll published this week.
Islam vs Europe Questioned by the agency Tilder and the Institut Montaigne, in the context of the program “Place aux idées” broadcast on Tuesday evening on LCP, 87% of French people have a positive image of Buddhism, 76% of Protestantism, 69% of Catholicism, 64% of Judaism, but only 26% of Islam, 1% not expressing an opinion.
Although for 52%, Islam is a religion like the others and for 40%, the presence of Islam in France allows French culture to be enriched, only 36% consider the practice os Islam to be compatible with the laws of the Republic.
In an effort to keep France French, France has banned burqas, made Muslim street prayer illegal, and is trying to ban Muslim mothers in headbags from attending school activities with their children.
Little by little, it is the people, not the politicians who will demand the banning or marginalization of all things Islam that conflict with their secular society. Unlike England, there are no sharia courts in France.