It’s well known that the French consider food as an important part of their culture. So when Muslims moved in by the millions and insisted that at least some restaurants cater to their demands, a serious culture clash blew up. The French appreciate alcohol and pork, and the Sons of Allah want those products to disappear. In Paris, local groups sometimes using Facebook have celebrated French culture with wine and sausages in the streets.
Islam is a totalitarian system that has rules for all parts of life, and food is no exception. In addition, it is thought that some of the proceeds from halal sales makes its way to the Muslim Brotherhood.
As is often the case with Muslims, no compromise is possible. Halal sharia-compliant food means no pork etc. can exist on the same premises. Forget about bacon on your burger if the restaurant is halal. When the Quick fast food chain turned some of its restaurants Islamic, that meant pork-eating French people couldn’t get the chow they wanted. In Lyon last year, a group of French pork-o-philes put on pig masks and protested the affront to traditional values at a Quick restaurant.
It looks like the same bunch is gearing up for a bigger and better action in a few weeks. The porcine provocateurs have produced a jolly video that reviews the pig-in from last year by way of announcing a Pig March May 14 in Lyon on their website Marche des Cochons.
Tundra Tabloids helpfully translated some of the Marchers statement:
Reflects the Islamisation of our country, the growing share of the halal food system in our concern for all the French who refuse to eat meat slaughtered in the name of Allah, often without their knowledge.
Born following the success of the invasion of Halal Quick Villeurbanne from 70 pigs in May 2010, this idea of big demonstration against the halal taking shape today.
We decided to place our event under the banner of humor and shift around the porcine theme. We consider the second degree is the best way to raise public awareness on the issue of halal and Islamization.
Engaged citizens, consumer associations, butchers and delicatessens, activists lay or cause animal breeders or simple Lyonnais please show your opposition to halal and Islamization in many coming Saturday, May 14, 2011 in Lyon, in this first March of Pigs.
Vive la France and particularly its stalwart defenders. My calendar is marked.