“Have we not learned lessons from previous attacks in Paris and Brussels? This is a consequence of the policy of multicultural politics, and political correctness.”-Mariusz Błaszczak
The most dangerous city in Europe (and in a cruel irony, a European Capital of Culture in 2013) is Marseilles, France, with an estimated 40% of its population adherents of the Religion of Peace. The Bricarde district of the city’s become a notorious “No-Go Zone”, the general consensus being that authorities have essentially lost all control of the area. Former residents have stated that police are afraid to even enter Bricarde undisguised, and the local immigrant population has been known to set up roadblocks and check-points the likes of which wouldn’t have been out of place during the Lebanese civil war. It is, in essence, a self-governing, sharia-compliant district no longer accountable to the (admittedly very weak) French nation-state, analogous to another Molenbeek in Belgium or Luton in England. This is a microcosm of French urban life now, and it’s only getting worse.
Nearly half of France’s immigrants are Muslim. Estimates range that from 8-10% of the country’s total population ascribes to the Islamic faith. One in six French Muslims support ISIS. Running the numbers, France’s population is sixty-seven million, of which, about six million are Muslims (with the European Union’s complete inability to track anyone once they are in the Schengen Area, let alone stop them at the point of entry to member states’ borders, the latter population figure is a rough estimate, compounded by the fact that it is illegal in France to collect ethnic statistics), and one-in-six of six million is one million. Therefore, France has one million people within its borders who are sympathetic to ISIS and their ideology. That does not bode well for the future of the country that once stymied Islam’s European advance for centuries until the Ottoman sultans’ Balkan conquests some seven hundred years later.
Sectarian violence and rampant anti-Semitism have become normalized in parts of France, with many French Jews emigrating to Quebec and Canada’s delightful blasphemy laws like M-103 to escape the rising tide of Islamization. They’ll be unlikely to find safe harbor there, either, at the rate things are going, but that’s a discussion for another time. Entire neighborhoods, suburbs, and townships have been rendered wholly unrecognizable, decrepit and falling apart around inhabitants utterly uninterested in assimilating or even contributing anything of value to French society. In order to circumvent the illegality of collecting ethnic statistics, a group of French economists used national origin on the country’s census to estimate youth unemployment amongst African immigrants at 32%. That seems low framed against other nations’ numbers, but I offer it here simply as a point of reference, since the data in France with respect to the migrants are so difficult to pin down. I have seen a few sources that have placed migratory unemployment at between 50-80% greater than non-migrant unemployment, but again, we run up against French bureaucratic obscurantism. They don’t make anything, aside from torching Citroens (about 40,000 cars are burned a year) and raping women (a sexual assault occurs every forty minutes), easy.
Granted, France is suffering from historically high levels of unemployment regardless of the population group due to its catastrophic socialist policies, and indeed the bulk of the Mediterranean nations are being slammed by sky-high youth unemployment rates, but the migrant trend toward unemployment and receiving of state benefits is consistent across the European Union. In Germany, migrant unemployment sits at an astronomical 87%. In Denmark, it is 84%. Now-imprisoned British imam Anjem Choudary (Wikipedia calls him a “social activist”) advocated that Muslims use the British welfare state as a way to, colloquially speaking, milk the host country dry, a kind of economic warfare waged by abusing the bloated entitlement system dispensed from the even more bloated state apparatus. Let’s also not forget the offspring of earlier immigrants, who’ve forsaken their parents’ and grandparents’ adopted culture and become increasingly radicalized, mimicking the same de-stabilizing behaviors of their recently immigrated Islamic brethren and even going so far as to head to foreign warzones in order to join the violent arm of the jihad—though there are some, like the perpetrators in Brussels, and Nice, and Paris, who stay home to try and find paradise.
How does the French government respond? They institute blasphemy laws and incitement to hatred laws to crack down on any speech critical of Islam, all the while welcoming more migrants from Africa and the Middle East every day. The non-Islamic sub-Saharan African migrants may not be hell-bent on holy war, but they bring their own set of “jihad-less” problems, not least of which are violent and petty crime, sexual assault, unwillingness to work in lieu of welfare handouts, and general unassimilability. On the one hand, you can’t blame people for wanting to leave behind failed states and broken, corrupt governments, but you can blame the percentage that appear unable to leave those impulses behind, and you can certainly blame the French government, and even many of the French people themselves, for a complete inability to assert themselves, say enough is enough, and make drastic changes.
In a recent Pew Research Center study, only 29% of French people surveyed held an unfavorable view of Islam, though in another poll conducted by Chatham House, 61% of those surveyed agreed that all further immigration from Muslim-majority nations should be stopped, so there are mixed messages being sent by the French people. The public appears to be much more aware of the threats posed by multi-culturalism compared to, say, a decade ago (in no small part due to the continuing deluge of terrorist attacks), but will that be enough to galvanize the population into action? Mass immigration in general poses a substantial threat to the long-term health of the country but it would appear Islam in particular offers the more immediate existential threat. Both issues must be addressed immediately, but the signs aren’t promising, especially as two-thirds of the country in the recent presidential election voted for Emmanuel Macron, the globalist bot committed to a bunch of vague liberalist platitudes and, more consequential to the fate of the Fifth Republic, keeping the door to mass immigration rammed wide open. He also holds the belief that there is no such thing as French culture, and with the tenuous state of the country, he may well be right sooner rather than later. And by the way, lest anyone think I’m unaware of the realities on the ground, I’ve been to these neighborhoods in Paris numerous times and the notorious “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais in 2015 where women were forced into sex to receive food and blankets; I’ve seen with my own two eyes what the “multi-cultural” future of France looks like, and unlike Brigitte Bardot, the notorious “inciter of racial hatred” in her prime, the future does not look pretty.