I just got home from a week France, I was there covering a political conference, and within hours of being home I saw the news that Islamist jihadist have once again attacked, this time in Nice on the beautiful French Rivera.
Social media quickly began filling up with messages of solidarity and sadness. More hashtags, more tears, and still, little in the way of clear thinking.
Everyone is sad, everyone is scarred, and few are brave enough to talk about the real problem.
Instead of praying for Nice, it’s time we start standing up for our civilization. It’s clearly under attack.
While blood was spilling in the streets of Nice, the Islamist apologist couldn’t resist but blaming the victims. Some quipped that France and its foreign policy were really to blame for the murder of civilians at the hands of Islamist jihadists.
Asghar Bukhari, who describes himself as a Muslim blogger, and is often featured on British TV representing British Muslims, had this say on Twitter:
“I will #PrayForNice when white people pray for millions of Muslims their French Government has murdered #hypocrites”
What a disgusting comment.
France’s foreign policy, which, yes, at times has been misguided, is not to blame. France didn’t cause the existential crisis that is plaguing and tearing apart the Muslim faith.
I do, however, blame France for their careless and reckless immigration policies and integration strategies.
While in Paris, I witnessed firsthand the increasing segregation of society, the hostility between French people and newcomers, and the pure incompetency of civil institutions.
I was covering a conference, and a journalist in our delegation had his bag stolen, including his laptop, wallet and passport. French police were docile and ineffective. They complained to him that they had no resources and were underpaid. They said they were too concerned with terrorism to have time to worry about crime.
I fear that France is becoming a failed state.
They’ve imported sectarian feuds, misogyny, hatred, violence, and terrorism alongside mass migration. And they’ve been doing it for decades. We’re now dealing with the second and third generation of migrants who hate France, hate the French, and hate Western values.
Until we address the problem – that an Islamist ideology is pushing for a war against the west – these radicals will multiply in numbers.
Their attacks will continue. And the Islamists will gain ground.
While mourn the victims and condemn the attacks, we also need a strategy for dealing with this murderous insurgency.