THE PLANK APRIL 17, 2007
From the "what the heck" department comes this interesting tidbit from a
BBC news story on the
upcoming French Presidential election: 8% of French Muslims say they
will vote for the National Front, the party of Jean-Marie Le Pen,
France's answer to Pat Buchanan. How is this the case?
Fayid Smahi, a regional councillor and National Front member in Paris,
claims Mr Le Pen offers much more wholesome values than mainstream
"Above everything it's his family values we share. When we're eating our
dinner, watching TV at night and we see two homosexual men kissing, it
upsets us. As Muslims, and as decent French citizens, it shocks us."
Finally! Something xenophobic French nationalists and fundamentalist Muslims can
agree to hate.