The Fracturing of France by Giulio Meotti

Author : Admin | Monday, November 26, 2018
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 In a new program, Macron’s government is offering Arabic lessons in France’s public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration.
 French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French and, unlike their parents, were born in France. They were perfectly “integrated”. They rejected it.
Gérard Collomb, France’s Interior Minister until last month and currently Mayor of Lyon, is apparently pessimistic about the situation in his country, according to comments reported by Valeurs Actuelles. “People do not want to live together,” Collomb lamented, continuing that the responsibility for security during the recent immigration has been “huge.” Collomb also warned that there is only a “little time” to improve the situation. “It’s difficult to estimate but I would say that in five years the situation could become irreversible. Yes, we have five, six years to avoid the worst,” he added. And the worst will be a “secession”, or as Gilles Kepel, the French specialist on Islam, called it: “La fracture.”
Macron, however, does not seem particularly receptive to Collomb’s warning…In the last few months, the current French scenario has not been dominated by new big terror attacks, but by a daily rain of intimidation. A Frenchman in his 60s was walking down a Paris street with wrapped Christmas gifts last week, when a stranger knocked off his eyeglasses before slapping him. “That’s what we do to the infidels”, the attacker said to the man. A few days before that, a French Jewish citizen was also attacked in the street by three men. On the ideological front, “Macron is following in the footsteps of presidents who have tried, and failed, to establish an ‘Islam of France’”, Politico reported. According to the Wall Street Journal:
“Now President Emmanuel Macron’s government is considering giving parents a secular alternative to that intertwining of Arabic and Islam by prodding more of France’s public schools to offer children as young as age 6 Arabic lessons…”
There is, however, more than the cultural level. Philippe De Villiers, a politician and essayist close to Macron, recently evoked a phrase coined by his brother, General Pierre de Villiers, the former head of the French military. General de Villiers had warned Macron about a possible internal implosion in the volatile Parisian suburbs: “the darker sides of the City of Light”. According to Philippe De Villiers, his brother would have said to Macron: “If the suburbs revolt, we would not be able to cope with it, we cannot afford to face it, we do not have the men.”… Last year, Macron presented himself as the candidate making a “a break with the system.” In five years, his presidential mandate will be over. According to his former Interior Minister, Gérard Collomb, these will probably be the last years before the real “break” could become irreversible. Not only for France, but also for Europe. (by gatestoneinstitute.org)

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