Francois Fillon demonstrates that he, too, is mired in the “radical” Islam is the problem idea. Is there absolutely no hope that anyone in a position of political power anywhere will ever entertain an objective public examination of exactly what is in the authoritative, accepted, mainstream Muslim doctrine? It is precisely that doctrine which drives the current worldwide jihad movement, as it did the first two major jihad movements.
Fillon is somehow suddenly the odds-on favorite of the French press corps to become the next president in an anticipated runoff election against Front National’s Marine Le Pen next April. Yes, there is an anyone-but-Le Pen movement over there, just as there was a “Never Trump” movement here.
However: In a rather alarming comment at Vlad Tepes , which provided us the video, here’s a jolt:
Our French language translator, Ava-Lon, tells us after much watching and analyzing French media, that Fillon, the Republican candidate for the presidency in France, has switched his rhetoric recently to the classical liberal and is virulently anti-Islam and pro the secular nation state of France, while Marine le Pen, the candidate for the Front National party, which was ahead in the polls, has started saying things like “Islam is compatible with France” and putting the notion of a FREXIT referendum in doubt.
Ava tells us they are both insincere. But its anyone’s guess how insincere they both are.
Needless to say, this unfolding situation commands close watching. If there is indeed truth in what Ava Lon is saying to Vlad, for Marine Le Pen to “go wobbly” on Islam (to use Margaret Thatcher’s words from a different time and situation) would be not only a terrible disappointment, but a disaster for the European counter-jihad movement.
We shall just have to wait to see what transpires.