Just a week ago, French General Directorate for Internal Security Patrick Calvar told members of the French parliamentary commission that thanks to the increasing frequency of sexual assaults by islamic migrants, “Extremism is growing everywhere… We are on the brink of civil war.” Now, in the wake of the Nice terror attacks that left 84 people dead with over 300 others wounded, Calvar is doubling down warning an increasingly questioned Hollande that an inevitable confrontation between the far right and Muslims looms, posing more of a threat than terrorism.
As SputnikNews reports, French President Francois Hollande faces stern criticism for his feckless response to the growing wave of Islamic migrants and the horrors of terrorism that have followed in their wake leading not only to a resurgence of the far-right nationalism within the country, but also leading members of his own cabinet to question whether he is overseeing the descent of France into a bloody civil war.
That was the warning provided by the nation’s top security official, Patrick Calvar, in the wake of the Nice terror attacks that left 84 people dead with over 300 others wounded when Tunisian born Daesh terrorist Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel drove a 19-tonne cargo truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day – the country’s national holiday of independence and liberation marking the French Revolution.
Yet, this is not the first time that Calvar has made this dreary projection for the future of France.
Rather the security official has turned out to be quite prescient providing the same warning to the French parliament on July 12, 2015 – months after the Charlie Hebdo shooting, but long before horror descended upon the Bataclan Theater in Paris on November 13, 2015 and the city of Nice in the past week. The confrontation that he warned of was what he first called “intercommunity confrontations” which he later explained was a politically correct way of saying that the far-right is ramping up for a full-fledged “war against Muslims.”
He cautioned that “one or two more terror attacks and we may well see a civil war.”
Perhaps the people that Calvar has attempted in despair to jolt into action need look only as far as recent presidential polling which shows:
the far-right Nationalist Front leader Marine Le Pen, daughter of the much more bombastic and bigoted Jean-Marie Le Pen, leading all presidential candidates by a healthy margin scoring 28% of the popular vote while former President Nicolas Sarkozy could only must 21% of the vote and the nearly helpless Francois Hollande received support from 14% of the electorate while boasting a historically bad 10% approval rating. Those results were long before terror once again visited the country – this time in France – but shows a growing resentment among the population for the open borders of the European Union’s Schengen agreement in addition to distrust of the unelected cabal that rules the country from Brussels, Belgium – the European Commission.
As Sputnik concludes, perhaps Patrick Calvar’s warnings are too late – or perhaps they were never heard at all. As we noted previously, it is not just the French who are hitting the panic button: Mr Calvar’s comments have come as the former MI6 boss Richard Dearlove also said that Europe faced a “populist uprising” if Governments do not take control of the migrant crisis. And security experts in Germany have also warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that the middle class was becoming increasingly radicalised because of her open borders migrant policy.
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