The building of the Grand Mosque of Marseille in the southern French city symbolizes more than just a growing Muslim population—it is indicative of a far wider demographic trend which will see France’s oldest city become western Europe’s first majority Islamic metropolis within the next fifteen years.
In 2012, after a lengthy court battle, an appeals court gave the go-ahead for the building of the Grand Mosque in Marseille’s northern Saint Louis area.
The 22-million-euro ($28-million) project will create a Grand Mosque, boasting a minaret soaring 25-meters (82-feet) high and room for up to 7,000 worshippers.
Although the mosque is still under construction, according to its official website, there are “more than 250,000 Muslims” in the city, mostly of Sunni origin. The site goes on to list their origins as follows: Algerians 90,000–100,000; Comorians 60,000–70,000; Tunisians 25,000–30,000; Africans 10,000–15,000; Moroccans 15,000–20,000; Middle East 10,000–15,000; and Converts other 7,000–15,000.
There are already more than 65 “Muslim places of worship” across the 16 districts of the city, located in areas with a strong Muslim presence in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th districts.
In 2010, the city’s total population was estimated at 850,000, which means that at least thirty percent of the city is Muslim.
This does however, not provide the full picture. According to the latest city statistics, 41.8 percent of those aged 18 and under are “of foreign descent”—this means that, given continued immigration and natural reproduction rates, Marseilles will be majority nonwhite within fifteen years.
Marseilles is France’s third largest city, and also the country’s oldest. The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, comes from the time when the city’s volunteer revolutionaries sang the song, and many of the city’s highlights—such as the central arch on the Porte d’Aix, date from a time when France was French. Now, however, it sits at the epicenter of the nonwhite invasion, and, as can be seen below, is surrounded by streets which are straight out of North Africa, with street merchants selling djellabas, Islamic veils—and travel agencies specializing in pilgrimages to Mecca.
As the third world chaos engulfs the city, Marseilles is also now officially “Europe’s most dangerous place to be young.”
Proportionally, Marseille (population 800,000), now has almost as many drug-related murders as New York (population 8,000,000) and in 2011, at least 300 AK-47s were seized by police in their ongoing—and losing—war against the nonwhite drug gangs which have swamped southern Marseilles.
The city’s appearance, criminality, filth, chaos, and degradation, offers the best vision yet of what all of Europe will look like unless the Third World invasion is halted and reversed.