France of 2022, the country’s ultra-right political party, the National Front led by Marine le Pen, is rapidly gaining ground. Phrases like “indigenous Europeans” and “nativism” abound as racism, xenophobia, and a suspicion of outsiders take hold. To prevent Le Pen and her party from coming to power, the Socialist party and the Muslim Brotherhood combine forces, a move which gives them strength in numbers allowing them to keep Le Pen away from the electoral post. The Socialist leaders are weak and slowly the Muslim Brotherhood becomes the dominant political force. Before long, the country is an Islamic state ruled by Sharia law. Education is now purely a male-dominated domain, and even the Sorbonne is bankrolled by Saudi Arabia. The book follows François as he bears witness to the gradual “submission” of France to the rule of Islam.

Gretchen reviews “Submission” by Michel Houellebecq on RFN

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