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STATISTICS OF CRIMES AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN FRANCE PUBLISHED 

 Paris, October 9, 2013.

 

In Paris, at the meeting of the fellowship of the General Alliance Against Racism and for the Respect of French and Christian Identity, information on the number of hostile actions against Christians during the period of January 1 to September 30 was announced. The statistics were given by the director of L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie Daniel Hamiche, reports Sedmitza.

According to the information of the portal which records and describes cases of christianophobia, the following has been registered in France over the first nine months of this year:

109 public insults of Christians, sacrilegious actions, cases of vandalism or destruction of Christian symbols;

70 cases of profanation and acts of vandalism on the territory of places where religious rites are performed;

25 cases of profanation and vandalism at Christian cemeteries;

17 attempts of arson in places where religious rites are performed;

8 attacks on priests and monks/nuns;

6 hacker attacks on Catholic websites;

4 intrusions into churches during the Mass and interruption of services.

Beyond all this, French officials have announced another proposal regarding the reform of the calendar of holidays. The state organization, "Observatory of secularism" has made a proposal to cancel two holidays, intended for Christian feasts, and to replace them with Jewish and Muslim ones. The idea was proposed by the anthropologist Dounia Bouzar, who was appointed to the Observatory by the French prime-minister Jean-Marc Ayrault not long ago. Bouzar considers that replacement of the Christian holidays with Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr will help "neutralize radical Islam and give a symbolic space to the Jewish and Muslim holidays".

The reaction of Christians and Muslims has not kept itself waiting. Specifically, the president of "Observatory Against Islamophobia" Abdallah Zekri stated that it was not necessary "to undress Peter in order to dress Muhammad".

 

 

PHILOSOPHER PIERRE MANENT: FRANCE HAS BECOME VIOLENTLY ANTI-CHRISTIAN

 Paris, February 6, 2014

  

"France has become violently anti-Christian," believes Pierre Manent, professor of political philosophy of the Institute for Social Science Research, reports Sedmitza.ru.

"The civil war in France. The republic against Christianity," is is the title of the interview, given by the philosopher to the Italian weekly, Il Foglio.

"What we call secularism is legal wording, which indicates a victory of one side and a defeat of another side".

Republican France has conquered Catholic France and Catholic France has accepted this. Today we are living in the period after the civil war," explained Manent.

"The French Enlightenment hated God, while the founding fathers of America separated the church from the state in order to protect the previous from the latter. In France it goes the other way round," believes the philosopher.

Secular banners on fronts of all schools, compulsory sexual education courses for 6-year-old children, the planned reform of the calendar for the purpose of introducing of secular days instead of Catholic feasts, arrests of opponents of same-sex "marriages" for silent protest actions--France is trembling before secularism, believes Manent.

"The socialist government has created a new progressive ideology, where democracy is completely freed from all meaning and boils down to no more than the acceptance of individual rights. We have lost the idea of reality. This is an aggressive conception of equality and freedom, an idea of life with no connection to the public good. There are only individual rights, desires," explains the philosopher.

" French secularism has driven the Church away from the public space. This project, which was successful, was initiated by the citizens with the new moral code. And the Church is considered the enemy of the republic in this project," concludes Manent.

Article published in English on: 1-3-2015.

Last update: 1-3-2015.

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