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Latest update : 2009-12-03

46% of French opposed to construction of minarets

FRENCH PRESS REVIEW: According to a poll conducted by the French Institute of Public Opinion for right-leaning paper Le Figaro, more and more French people are against the construction of mosques in France.

Le Figaro reveals shocking statistics this morning regarding the opinion of French people on the building of mosques. 46% of French people asked by the French Institute of Public Opinion (Ifop) on behalf said they were in favour of banning the construction of minarets. Would the French even be thinking about this issue if Switzerland hadn’t banned the building of minarets in a referendum this past weekend? Perhaps not, the paper notes, but nonetheless the question has now been asked and the results show rising concern in France on this issue.

Furthermore, 41% of French people were opposed to the building of mosques altogether. This is up from 22% in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks.

It should be noted that there are only 7 minarets in France – there are probably more church spires in a single Paris arrondissement than there are minarets in the whole country. Has this issue been blown out of all proportion?

Other stories in today’s French papers:

L’Humanité
Museums on strike

Le Parisien
Inquiry into Thierry Henry’s hand


L’Equipe
Video evidence – fast!!

Libération
Study shows women still do far more work around the home than men


 

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