A prominent French author and academic claims the migration situation in France has reached a point where the only way to prevent civil war is to divide the country into two parallel states. Professor Christian de Moliner penned an article in Causeur in which he declares that the most sensible way to pacify the 30 percent of Islamic adherents in the country is to introduce a parallel Islamic state governed under Sharia law at a national level.
De Moliner writes: “Out of the fear of appearing Islamophobic, to satisfy this bustling fringe of Muslims, governments are ready to accept the spread of radical practices throughout the country…. [some] territories are outside the control of the Republic. The police can come only in force and for limited duration… We can never convert the 30% of Muslims who demand the introduction of Sharia law to the merits of our democracy and secularism. We are now allowing segregation to take place that does not say its name.”
He believes a parallel society is already operating in France, one that is vastly at odds with the traditional Christian and Enlightenment principles that underlie modern French civilization. De Moliner’s solution is to create two states — one with French law for the French and one with Sharia law for Muslims who choose it.
The professor warns against appeasing groups who push for Sharia, claiming that this will lead to new local laws that prevent people from eating during Ramadan, punish people for blasphemy, and force Christians to practice their faith in secret. “The chimes of the churches will stop,” he warns.
De Moliner calls on the French government to “establish a dual system of law in France… one territory, one government, but two peoples: the French with the usual laws and Muslims with Qur’anic status (but only for those who choose it)… The latter will have the right to vote… but they will apply Sharia in everyday life, to regulate matrimonial laws (which will legalize polygamy) and inheritance… They will no longer apply to French judges for disputes between Muslims… conflicts between Christians and believers will remain the responsibility of ordinary courts.”
The fundamental precepts of Islamic Sharia law are drawn from commandments written in the Quran and the Sunnah. There are very few areas of life that Sharia does not govern, with prescriptions for child-rearing, religious worship, taxation, banking, and military policy all included.
In countries where Sharia law is fully applied, execution for apostasy, homosexuality and blasphemy, suppression of other religions, and stoning for adultery are all typical. The Quran also states that a woman’s testimony in court is only worth half that of a man (Q 2:282) and that a woman should inherit only half as much as her male brother (Q 4:11, Q 4:176).
Because Sharia code is derived from the Quran — the word of Allah as revealed to the prophet Muhammad — and the Sunnah, it is not optional for Muslims. Prominent critics and ex-Muslims including Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have argued that is an archaic form of totalitarianism.
In a recent poll, just under a third of French Muslims agreed that Sharia is more important to them than French law.
Tucker is a foreign correspondent and media analyst for Not Liberal.