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Génération Identitaire stages anti-Islam stunt in Lorraine

Metz-la-Mosquée

The same group that stormed a French Mosque last year.

Génération Identitaire stages anti-Islam stunt in Lorraine

Des Dômes Et Des Minarets reports on the latest anti-Muslim initiative from the French far-right group Génération Identitaire, who were responsible for a widely publicised occupation of a mosque in Poitiers last year (and presumably also for the anti-Islam banner hung from the same building earlier this month).

Following the recent announcement that the mayor and municipal council have agreed to lease a plot of land to the city’s Muslim association for the construction of a new mosque, Génération Identitaire activists in the Lorraine capital of Metz have been changing street signs, by giving them new names intended to suggest that the city is undergoing a process of Islamification.

The new names include “Place de la mosquée”, “Rue de la lapidation”, “Rue de la charia”, “Rue du niqab” and “Place Allah Akbar”. The signs also feature the additional note “With the collaboration of the mayor of Metz”.

Génération Identitaire Lorraine has posted photos of the street signs on its Facebook page, along with a statement justifying the stunt as a “symbolic action”, the aim of which was to denounce “the increasing Islamisation of our city and the entire region”. By such actions the organisation hopes to “raise the awareness of the population about the growing expansion of the Muslim yoke over our daily lives”. It calls on the people of Metz to resist the building of the new mosque.

In the current issue of Searchlight Paul Jackson has an article that examines the ideology of Génération Identitaire and reports on attempts to set up a branch of the organisation in the UK.

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  • The greenmantle

    Not sure about your view of Russian colonialism there old chap nor that democracy leads to nationalism . Attaturk for instance was a nationalist but hardly democratic.
    I think as the colonial powers became more democratic they saw the inherant immorality of the colony system
    Sir David

  • George Carty

    How does Génération Identitaire’s ideology compare with the ideology of Anders Breivik, as analysed here by Richard Seymour?

  • George Carty

    My bad — I was only thinking of Metropolitan France.

    One of the ironic things about European colonialism is that Tsarist Russia was the most brutal of the powers at home, but one of the most enlightened in its Central Asian colonial territories. Perhaps it’s because democracy leads to nationalism, which in turn leads to greater brutality against colonials?

  • Laurent Weppe

    Oh no: there was this thing called the French Colonial Empire back in the day, with tens of millions of Muslims living and being mistreated within its borders.

  • George Carty

    Don’t you mean the days when it was illegal to be a Muslim within French borders?

  • Laurent Weppe

    They long for the “good old days” when white catholic upper-class frenchmen could treat the Muslims living within french borders like cattle and fucktoys.

  • mindy1

    Oh real mature -what is wrong with people

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