French Media Ignores Protest against Radical Islam

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A patriotic march for French values and culture, and against radical Islam, was virtually blacked out by France's politically correct media.

Over the weekend, protestors chanted against Islamic fascism and about the French victory over Arab invaders in 732 A.D. It was the first march of its kind in France.

A broad coalition of groups from across France came together because they feel they're losing their country to radical Islam, Sharia law, and a politically correct establishment that encourages the spread of Islam.

"Sharia law is slowly being enforced in our country and we want to march here to protest that because our government is doing nothing," one French demonstrator said.

"The French people -- they want to defend their culture, their history - they are called 'fascists,'" one woman said.

"I don't think it's only a problem of France. It's a problem of Europe. It's also a problem for the U.S.A.," another protestor said.

There was no visible counter demonstration, but an egg did manage to hit a CBN News reporter who was standing near the protestors.

The march took place just weeks after a group  of French young people called Generation Identitaire stormed a mosque in Portiers and hung a banner from the roof, demanding a referendum on Muslim immigration. 

France has more Muslims than any other European nation. Some believe there could be as many as 15 million Muslims in France, although the official figure is much lower.

Noted French writer Renaud Camus helped organize the march.

"What I call 'le grande remplacement,' or 'the big replacement,' the change in population, is the biggest thing to happen in French history since the 15th century," he said.

The leftist French media ignored the demonstration, seeing it as racist. But it's clear the movement to resist radical Islam is growing in France.

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