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NICOLAS SARKOZY DETERMINES THAT FOREIGNERS ARE THE REASON FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS IN FRANCE
March 8 2012
Paris, France – While there has been much debate in the United States over last few years over immigration, that reality is that immigrants built that country. Immigrants in fact built all of the Americas, supplanting the indigenous peoples and built those continents into increasingly dominant powerhouses throughout the world. Immigration worked in the Americas and despite some headaches and protests is widely accepted.
In the Old World, however, where all those immigrants came from at one point, things aren’t as smooth. Immigration is still a very touchy subject in many of those older nations, evenly in the relatively enlightened bastions of modern Europe. Even France, especially France, at least according to the President of that country.
Sarkozy, in a tough battle for re-election, came out against the growing immigrant population in his country, blaming them for most if not all of the problems in the country, even suggesting that getting rid of them and perhaps purifying the population is a real possibility if he is re-elected. Those comments have now stirred a great deal of controversy for the President, though mostly amongst immigrants, many of whom can’t even read the ballots and who are too lazy to vote making the hubbub really no big deal at all.
“Our system of integration is working increasingly badly, because we have too many foreigners on our territory and we can no longer manage to find them accommodation, a job, a school,” Sarkozy said during a televised debate.
Sarkozy’s father was an immigrant from Hungary, though he reportedly doesn’t consider that real immigration.
Sarkozy has also created controversy in recent weeks by actively objecting to halal and kosher meat being offered in schools, saying that people are more concerned about that than war and economic woes.
“It’s looking more and more like we are seeing the last of President Sarkozy. He is trailing way behind one competitor and even starting to lose ground against a fellow conservative. Comments like this are not going to help, obviously, not so much because of the immigrant vote but because the French people are so soft towards immigrants, they like the colour in general, people of loose values those French,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “Things like this are not going to help him at all and it was a pretty dumb thing to say. I’m sure there will be many protests about those comments, though that’s pretty common.”
Sarkozy has refused to apologize for the comments, calling any such demands part of an anti-French conspiracy.
“Controversial comments like this rarely play well in a place like France. Seriously, what is this Russia? I mean these aren’t a bunch of uncivilised Arabs we are talking about, this is the great nation of France, people with a proud tradition and they will not take this type of intolerance usually,” continued Hander. “The people of France don’t want to be a bunch of bigots like the people in Africa or Asia. They want to be advanced and civilised and comments like this just aren’t going to help. Frankly, it sounds like something a foreigner would say but, well, let’s just leave Sarkozy’s parentage out of this.”
Sarkozy's Italian born wife Carla Bruni is reportedly about the only type of foreigner he likes.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent