Thursday, March 11, 2004

Undisguised bigotry: (and for those who are reading this outside of the US, remember that Liz Smith is a liberal Democrat): From Liz Smith's syndicated column on Thursday, March 11, 2004. " 'REPORTER MARIE Brenner has the most meaningful pages in Vanity Fair. Her article, "Daughters of France, Daughters of Allah," will make your hair stand on end. While France is in secular turmoil over girls wearing Islamic headscarves in public schools, the real tragedy behind Islam in Europe (now referred to as "Eurabia") is that 70,000 young women are being forced into arranged marriages. "It's nothing more than rape," says one woman. The battle of the headscarf actually disguises a larger issue - Islamization, with the predicted increase of Muslims in France being 25 percent by the year 2020. If France is, indeed, the test tube of European politics, we need to understand what's going on there!"