The president of France made the news:
(CBS News) Trailing in opinion polls to his main opponent in the upcoming presidential election, France’s current President Nicholas Sarkozy took a sharp turn to the right Tuesday by declaring that France has “too many foreigners,” the BBC reports.
“Our system of integration is working more and more badly, because we have too many foreigners on our territory and we can no longer manage to find them accommodation, a job, a school,” Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503543_162-57392065-503543/sarkozy-france-has-too-many-foreigners/
What kind of foreigner is President Sarkozy warning against?
President Sarkozy himself is the son of a Hungarian immigrant, so apparently he would not be opposing most other Europeans as foreigners.
While some believe he means gypsies (and they would likely be part of his complaint), President Sarkozy most likely is also referring to Turkish and other Islamic immigrants. The reality is that throughout Europe anti-Islamic sentiment is rising up and countries like France have placed bans on Islamic items such as wearing burqas (see France Begins Burqa Ban). France may see major riots and perhaps including the destruction of much of Paris (see September 12, 2010 post Civil Unrest in France?).
LCG reported the following earlier about the intent of the law:
President Sarkozy’s reason for the law is that “We are an old nation united around a certain idea of human dignity, and in particular of a woman’s dignity, around a certain idea of how to live together.” Muslims comprise approximately 7.5% of the French population (AFP, May 19, 2010).
Lest people believe that this anti-Islamic position is limited to the French President, it has been expressed by the Chancelor of Germany (Germany’s Merkel: Multiculturalism a Total Failure and Angela Merkel wants more Christianity in Germany) and politicians in other European nations, including the Netherlands (see Anti-Islamic PVV Gaining in the Netherlands) and those involved in the selection of the first “permanent president” of the European Union (EU Apparently Selected Herman Van Rompuy as its President, and He Does Not Welcome Turkey as it is Islamic).
The Bible tells of a basically European kingdom that will be partially strong, partially weak, and with a fragile unity (Daniel 2:41-43). This kingdom will have a religion and it will not be Islam. Europe is prophesied to make a deceitful deal with an Islamic power (Daniel 11:27) and this deal might partially happen because of immigration policies and civil unrest.
The Bible also tells of a time when a European power will reorganize (Revelation 17:12-13). While I do not believe that we are to the point of fulfilling the reorganization required by Revelation 17:12-13, it seems that a variety of steps will be necessary for the final reorganization to occur. Some of those steps, especially if they involve austerity/budget cuts and immigration policies, may stir violent protests in the future. Violent protests can lead to militaristic leaders rising up, and a major militaristic leader rising up is consistent with biblical prophecy (cf. Daniel 11:39-44; Revelation 13:3-4).
Many events are aligning with Bible prophecy. Jesus said to watch (Mark 13:33-37; Luke 21:36).
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? Does the Bible teach that a European leader will be part of a peace deal? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?