France To Pay Rich Women For Kids
The London Daily Telegraph reports:
Given France's egalitarian ideals, the notion of creating perks to attract professional mothers did not go down well with the socialist opposition.Is it really all about counterbalancing France's ballooning Muslim population? You betcha. Back to the article:
Although class or racial issues have been sidestepped, there is a suspicion on the left that the ruling center-right regards the existing system as favoring those with little work ethic who live on handouts.
Demographic trends in Muslim and non-Muslim communities are rarely mentioned in public debate. France has the largest Muslim community in Europe, estimated at up to 10 percent of its 60 million population.Perhaps they should also change their census law, so they get a clear picture, instead of rough estimates, of what's going on in their country.
"France is facing the problem that dare not speak its name," columnist Barbara Amiel wrote in 2004 for the London Telegraph.
"Though French law prohibits the census from any reference to ethnic background or religion, many demographers estimate that as much as 20 [to] 30 percent of the population under 25 is now Muslim. ...
"Given current birthrates, it is not impossible that in 25 years France will have a Muslim majority. The consequences are dynamic: Is it possible that secular France might become an Islamic state?" Ms. Amiel wrote.