Given France’s egalitarian ideals, the notion of creating perks to attract professional mothers did not go down well with the socialist opposition….
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.
“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….
Muslims already living on the continent are having three times as many children as their white, European neighbors,” [a 2004] Pew [Research Center] report said.
In a post entitled, “The French are practicing eugenics,” the American Thinker wrote:
Unspoken in the policy, though covered in the Washington Times article, is the demographic reality that low income Muslim women in France are having babies at a rate that will make France a predominantly Muslim country in the lifetimes of many of today’s children. Tying aid to salary will increasr the incentive for upper income French women to have babies.