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Far-right leader decries “Islamisation of France”

A far-right French politician launched his 2007 presidential campaign on Sunday denouncing what he called the Islamisation of the country and declaring Islam incompatible with France’s secular values. Philippe de Villiers, head of the anti-immigrant Movement for France (MPF) party, also charged that Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport was endangered by Islamist radicals who he said had infiltrated the ground staff there. Villiers has stirred up controversy in recent weeks with increasingly tough statements about Muslims, which critics call racist and officials describe as exaggerated. France’s 5 million Muslims make up the largest such minority in Europe. Full Story

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