Muslim woman attacks historic French church
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I could not find this in English yet. The unfolding tragedy in Europe continues.

A young Muslim woman, under pretext of protesting against the war in Syria, walked into the Rennes Le Chateau church, decapitated the demon statue near the entrance, then hacked away at the altar before being detained. She deliberately left a Quran at the scene.

http://www.dreuz.info/2017/04/25/eglise-...ble-rouge/

http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/o...40447.html
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#2
As sad as this is, the good news is that French people will wake up to the errors of Islam, and perhaps elect a president who will fight the spread of Mohammedanism in that country.
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These sorts of things may get Le Pen elected.
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(04-25-2017, 03:01 PM)In His Love Wrote: These sorts of things may get Le Pen elected.

True, tho' she has some way to go. Polls earlier today showed her losing to Macron 61% to 39%.
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(04-25-2017, 10:26 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 03:01 PM)In His Love Wrote: These sorts of things may get Le Pen elected.

True, tho' she has some way to go. Polls earlier today showed her losing to Macron 61% to 39%.
The polls in the United States were overwhelmingly biased in favor of Hillary, so who knows? Maybe it'll be France's version of the Trump election, a huge win in contradiction to the polls and predictions.
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(04-25-2017, 10:33 PM)In His Love Wrote: The polls in the United States were overwhelmingly biased in favor of Hillary, so who knows? Maybe it'll be France's version of the Trump election, a huge win in contradiction to the polls and predictions.

I followed the polls day  by day in the run up to the election. Hillary never had a lead of more than 6%. Macron has a lead of 38% with less than two weeks to go. In the first round which I had honestly expected Le Pen to win, Macron received 24.01% to her 21.30%.  In 2002, in the first round, her father, Jean-Marie, won 16.86% to Jacques Chirac's 19.88%.  In the second round, Le Pen received 17.79%, a slight increase. Chirac received 82.21%.

With all parties Left, 'right', and centre united against her,  the same thing will happen. She will increase her vote,but still go down to ignominious defeat.
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I don't know . . .  There is significant stigma associated with the FN and Le Pen.  It is possible that stigma might skew polling data.
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(04-25-2017, 10:33 PM)In His Love Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 10:26 PM)jovan66102 Wrote:
(04-25-2017, 03:01 PM)In His Love Wrote: These sorts of things may get Le Pen elected.

True, tho' she has some way to go. Polls earlier today showed her losing to Macron 61% to 39%.
The polls in the United States were overwhelmingly biased in favor of Hillary, so who knows? Maybe it'll be France's version of the Trump election, a huge win in contradiction to the polls and predictions.

"Hillary has a 98% chance of winning".
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(04-26-2017, 02:16 PM)Fontevrault Wrote: I don't know . . .  There is significant stigma associated with the FN and Le Pen.  It is possible that stigma might skew polling data.
I have followed French politics for almost 50 years, since the Summer of '68. In fact, in the early 80s. I was deeply involved in monarchist politics, movements and parties. In that entire time, through 'immigrant' riots and all the other crises France has gone through, there has never been a snowball's chance in hell of a truly right wing candidate winning the presidency. With the communist sympathising Gaullists occupying the 'right' and the Socialists on the left, and given the electoral system, no monarchist, nationalist or true conservative has ever stood a chance.

As I've pointed out, Le Pen's father made the second round in 2002. I would be willing to bet that the same thing that happened to him will happen to her this year.
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While I certainly haven't followed French politics as long as you have, I do have quite a connection with the country and the people.  I don't bet but I will say that I've seen a growing sentiment of nationalism.  The French are under attack.  That elevates even the most nascent nationalism a bit.  And, well, yesterday's political stunt had an effect.  Macron ended up taking quite a hit.  We shall see what happens. 
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