An occasion for just a bit of cautious anti-dhimmi optimism in France. When Sarkozy says he will be president of all the French, he is probably saying that he will not tolerate the estabishment (or continued existence?) of essentially self-governing Islamic Sharia enclaves within France. One may hope that this means that he will not tolerate something like the spectacle we saw in Britain last September, when the now-jailed jihadist Abu Izzadeen denied British sovereignty over East London, saying: “John Reid should not come to a Muslim area, we do not want to see him.”
From the BBC:
Conservative candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has won the hotly-contested French presidential election.
The final count gave Mr Sarkozy 53.06%, compared with 46.94% for socialist Segolene Royal, with turnout at 85%.
Mr Sarkozy, 52, the son of a Hungarian immigrant, takes over from the 74-year-old Jacques Chirac.
Riot police have fired tear gas at a small group of demonstrators who were protesting in central Paris against Mr Sarkozy’s victory.
According to the French news agency AFP, a few hundred stone-throwing rioters charged the police in the Place de la Bastille, where 5,000 supporters of Segolene Royal had earlier gathered to hear the results….
In his victory speech, Mr Sarkozy said he would be the president of all the French….
He also said he believed deeply in European integration, but appealed to France’s partners to understand the importance of social protection.
“[Voters] have chosen to break with the habits and the ideals of the past so I will rehabilitate work, authority, morality, respect, merit!” he said….
More than 3,000 police have been deployed in Paris and its multi-ethnic suburbs in case Mr Sarkozy’s victory sparks a repeat of the riots seen in 2005.