Islam can co-exist with secularism, President Francois Hollande said Thursday, warning in a speech seen as preparing the ground for a re-election bid that the anti-terror fight should not undermine French values.
The deeply unpopular Hollande has yet to announce whether he will run for a second term next year, but is widely expected to be a candidate.
In a passionate plea for tolerance, he defended the country’s Muslim minority following a vitriolic debate on the banning of the Islamic burkini swimsuit.
What is it about these world leaders who want to destroy the very fabric of their nation? Attacks are a daily occurance and growing and yet they preach tolerance and acceptance. Do they think that if they go along they will remain in control? Are they under the impression that they will be left alone while their people are subjugated?