It’s 2022 and a Muslim Is President of France

The year is 2022 and, with the help of the French Socialist party and the centrists, Mohammed Ben Abbes defeats the far-right Front National and takes up residence at the Elysée Palace. The country is in turmoil.


A summary of Michel Houellebecq's new novel Soumission (Submission), in which a Muslim wins the French presidency. This from an author who was once sued by Muslim organizations for saying stupid things about Islam.

Actually, a Muslim president of France isn't such a far-fetched scenario, although I would hope the result would play out differently than Houellebecq imagines it.



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Les Archives nationales à Paris is staging an exhibition, "La Collaboration (1940-1945) à travers les archives," running now through March 2, 2015.

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