Michel Houellebecq (as far as I can gather from the various pronunciations I hear here, one says "Well-er-beck"or "Well-beck") is one of the most controversial contemporary novelists in France. He has written from an essentially bleak nihilist viewpoint novels about isolation and the pointlessness of life. Now he has turned his talents to imagining a France which elects a Muslim President and becomes islamic overnight. He says this scenario is entirely possible and envisageable.
It's interesting to see this in the context of the resurgence of the European far-right, concerns about immigration, and the struggle with islamic terrorism.
Read the BBC's take on it all here.