Benoît Hamon, the ’candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood,’ won the January 29 second round of the French Socialist Party primaries by a landslide 58.71 percent against former prime minister Manuel Valls, who gained 41.29%.
Hamon’s victory was met with an explosion of jubilation by French Islamists on their social media accounts.
Abdellah Takaful, founder of sharia-compliant insurance company AGTM Solutions, posted a photo of himself at Hamon’s election-night rally.
Facebook post by Abdelmadjid Belouka, owner of streetwear brand Muslims United:
OK, IT’S DONE
VALLS GAME OVER
A BIG THOUGHT FOR THE PRO-VALLS STOOGES FROM THE GHETTOS WHO STOOD FOR BEATING UP ON FRENCH MUSLIMS.”
The Muslim United brand motto DIN AS WAY OF LIFE refers to the fact that Islam is a lifestyle for those who wear the apparel.
“VALLS SAID THAT SUNDAY’S PRIMARY VOTE WAS A REFERENDUM ON SECULARISM. Let us all take part in this referendum.
The family of Noureddine AOUSSAT has voted.
Mother, father and child.
3 votes that cancelled out the votes of [French feminists] Yvette Roudy, Caroline Fourest and Elisabeth Badinter.
Long live democracy that has abolished all privileges and made all citizens equal.
France is my country.
Arabic is my second language.
Islam is my only religion.
Get the message?”
“It is important, in times such as this, to maintain a certain detachment, a philosophical outlook on the world.
“It is equally important not to mock those humiliated by defeat. They are immune to that, because to feel shame one must possess honor.
“But right now, I would like to address to Manuel Valls, as well as to all his supporters, this meditational word which families have passed on from generation to generation and which alone can, in a single word, express everything we feel about you.
“To the power of 1000.
“And CHEH* again if you have any eardrums left.
[*CHEH is a North African Arabic word meaning “serves you damn right”]
“Get off our screens. Go in search of your shame. Write a book about your wanderings. Change your name and address. And since the time has come to dream of utopia, may you never be spoken of again.”
These unabashed and hysterical battle cries could be construed as irrefutable evidence that Benoît Hamon’s victory was due in no small measure to the Islamist vote, confirming the reality of Islamo-Leftism, a term coined by philosopher Pascal Bruckner to define the fusion between the atheist Far Left and Islamist radicalism.
Leslie Shaw is an Associate Professor at the Paris campus of ESCP Europe Business School and President of FIRM (Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management).