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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

France's Flawed Experiment with Secularism

By Albert Mohler

The world has watched as France has been thrown into a state of emergency, with riots, street fighting and arson enveloping entire neighborhoods of Paris--and now the riots are spreading to other European nations. While they have declared a state of emergency, French authorities still deny the extent of the disorder.

Many in the media are censoring the fact that these are Muslim youth, who have gone on a rampage against the secularist society of France. As writer Mark Steyn writes, this may be the outbreak we have all dreaded--a civil war for the soul of Europe.

Ever since the French Revolution, France has attempted to create a truly secular society. In one sense, they have been hugely successful. Active Christianity is embraced by very few French citizens. But, as is always the case, secularism creates a vacuum at the very center of civilization. These rioting young men want to fill that vacuum with Muslim rage. Secularism has consequences.

Source: Beyond the News


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