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Claude Gueant, the French interior minister and a key Sarkozy ally, has caused controversy after telling students “all civilisations are not of equal value”.The speech was made on Saturday, and a copy of the comments were obtained by AFP. Amongst the comments made by Gueant, who is in charge of France’s immigration policies, included:
“Contrary to what the left’s relativist ideology says, for us all civilisations are not of equal value.”
“Those which defend humanity seem to us to be more advanced than those that do not.”
“Those which defend liberty, equality and fraternity, seem to us superior to those which accept tyranny, the subservience of women, social and ethnic hatred.”
Could this be another sign that the UMP party is scared of Marine Le Pen’s National Front gaining voters on the right in this year’s upcoming election?
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