Sarkozy is from a right-wing stand point. The French proclaim secularist ideology and are staunch believers in 'there way or the highway' hence there lack of support for the war on terror, although this contradicts the legislation we are discussing.
What does that have to do with burqa-wearing Islamic minority women repressing the majority of cheeseburger-snarfing Frenchmen?
In both cases the Shia are the majority. The Shia and the Sunni struggle for the soul of Islam and with the Saudi princes acting as Caliphs' the Shia have (had) been contained even with them being the majority.