Yet again, France is deep in mourning following an atrocious crime carried out by a savage.
Obviously, our first thoughts are for the victims and their families to whom we express our most sincere condolences and who are in our prayers.
But we must also call for the French to be clear-headed. Neither candles nor cartoons are an appropriate response to what is happening before our eyes.
It is vital to identify where the responsibility lies by going back to the causes of terrorism and everything that goes with it.
Those who are truly guilty are the politicians, whether they be left or right-wing, from Nicolas Sarkozy to François Hollande, along with Bernard-Henry Lévy and Laurent Fabius, who orchestrated the chaos in the Middle East in the name of interests which are not those of France and who supported Islamist groups, which now operate here.
Also guilty are those organise mass immigration into Europe. Terrorists hide among the groups of immigrants. Two scourges, in collusion with our government, join forces to hit our continent hard.
Also guilty are those who are in charge of protecting the French and who continue to serve the anti-France ideology, such as Patrick Calvar, head of the French intelligence service (DGSI), who, during his address at the parliamentary inquiry into the 2015 terrorist attacks, stated that further terrorist attacks were to be expected and, at the same time, asked for additional resources to “deal with the extreme right”.
Also guilty are those who, in a Machiavellian fashion, use the terrorist attacks to introduce more laws to restrict our freedoms, laws which are not designed to put the terrorists out of action but which aim to put the French under surveillance in order to silence any real opposition.
Also guilty are the self-righteous who, honouring the principle of “we mustn’t make generalisations”, oppose basic measures aimed at protecting us from all those in our country who have been identified as supporting ISIL/ISIS, the Al-Nusra Front and other Islamic extremist groups of this sort. This principle of “we mustn’t make generalisations” is in fact the most effective way to ensure that people make generalisations.
True political courage begins by telling the French the truth.
Article Translated from French
The original author was Alain Escada, president of Civitas
Source: Egalité et Réconciliation