Mosque (illustrative)
Mosque (illustrative) iStock

"The funding from the Strasbourg city council with 2.5 million euros for the construction of the 'Eyyub Sultan' mosque, carried out by the Turkish Islamist organization Milli Görüs, sheds new light on ecology", writes Gilles Clavreul, inter-ministerial delegate for the fight against racism and anti-Semitism from 2015 to 2017, in Le Figaro. Yes, we did read that correctly and that is what he said.

The city council of Strasbourg led by Greens has arranged for the funding of 2.5 million euros for the construction of a mosque by the Turkish association Mili Görüs. It will be "the largest mosque in Europe".

Strasbourg is not just home to one of the two wings of the European Parliament. The city is known for one of the most famous Christian sites in Europe, the Cathedral of Our Lady. Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of what would become the European Union, spoke within those walls of the "Europe of cathedrals". But for years Strasbourg has been a magnet for political Islam. The Strasbourg area today has as many as 22 mosques.

Continues Clavreul: “Until now, Gregory Doucet's (Lyon) dangerous outings against the Tour de France or his Bordeaux counterpart Pierre Hurmic, who gave up the traditional Christmas tree, could have made us smile. With the Strasbourg decision, contested by all political groups including the Socialists, who are in any case part of the majority, the ecologists affirm a political choice with heavy consequences.”

Founded by former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan, Milli Görüs is one of the vectors of Turkish political-religious influence in Europe. “For the European capital of human rights, it is a strange symbol; especially when Ankara withdraws from the ... convention against violence against women! In other words, the Strasbourg environmentalists are giving a gift to one of the jewels of the Islamist offensive in Europe.”

In Lyon, the Green mayor boycotted a Christian celebration but lays the foundation stone of the Gerland mosque. Grégory Doucet refused to participate in a great Catholic and popular tradition dating back to 1643. It is the same person who imposed a pork-free mandatory menu in the city's schools (another gift to Muslims). On Twitter, Doucet posted a photo of himself, trowel in hand, laying the foundation stone for a new mosque.

No more Christmas trees in Bordeaux either, thanks to its mayor of the Green Party, Pierre Humic: “We will not put dead trees in the squares of the city”.

On the other hand, the concrete on which one mosque after another is built is always very environmentalist.

As Oriana Fallaci's lawyer Gilles William Goldnadel wrote, "it is the same morbid desire to eradicate our roots/" Not of the trees, but of Europe itself.

Giulio Meotti is, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author, in English, of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books, in addition to books in Italian. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Gatestone, Frontpage and Commentary.