The novel Submission by Michel Houellebecq was criticized, and its author threatened, even before it was published. No price was put on the French writer’s head, as it had been with Salman Rushdie, but the fury of the Islamic community was enough for Houellebecq to cancel the presentation of the book and hide. Why? Does it offend Muhammad or ridicule believers? Distort the Islamic religion? Contains falsehoods? No. Submission shows just how France would be if an Islamic party, the Muslim Brotherhood, won elections. And the result would be that the lay, republican and democratic values of the West would be gradually replaced by Islamic law. France would begin to look like Saudi Arabia. Mandatory teaching of Islam for children, proscription of non-Islamic teachers, imposition of clothing standards for women, lawful polygamy, etc. That is, a regression and a nightmare for those who believe in freedom and human rights.