Saturday, July 16, 2016

Why Are There So Many Terrorist Attacks In France?

It's blowback.

Eric Margolis explains:
[O]ne must ask, why has France been so often a target of attacks, both by Islamic Jihad and lone wolf gunmen?  The answer is complex.

First, France has Europe’s largest Muslim population, over 5 million people, the legacy of France’s long colonial rule over large parts of Africa, Syria, and Lebanon. Many are of  North African origin, like the truck driver in Nice. They are mostly third class citizens, living in poverty and suffering sharp discrimination.

The jobless rate among young Muslims is around 50%. They live in bleak housing projects like many Americans of African origin, with no future except for drugs and other petty crimes. In short, a potentially explosive underclass that is neither French nor traditionally ‘old country’ Muslim but a rootless urban class of delinquents and petty hoodlums

Second, France has been getting ever more deeply involved militarily and politically in its former colonies. French military forces are fighting in Iraq and Syria, and in Libya, where they helped overthrow and kill Muammar Khadaffi. France has 2,500 troops battling rebels in Mali, and more troops in the Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, and Nigeria. French intelligence is active all over these regions and, notably, Lebanon.

In 1992,   France worked with right-wing Algerian generals to overthrow and crush the newly elected democratic Islamist government in Algiers. This act triggered the bloody Algerian civil war that caused hundreds of thousands of deaths in an orgy of killing and torture.

The Algerian rebels, known as the GIA, were eventually crushed with French help, but not before they spread into Europe and influenced the younger generation of violent rebels, the Islamic State.

France’s government is in a mini-war with various militant groups who adopt the language of Islam but have little to do with traditional Islam.

9 comments:

  1. The cause of the attacks, the most basic and essential, is the government program of importing Muslims populations to France and then banning criticism of these policies.

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  2. So the Muslim population there is a simmering cauldron. Why is that not an obvious argument against mass immigration?

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    1. Tom, The immigrants believe they can have a better life in France than in their native countries. Why is that not an obvious argument for immigrating to France?

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  3. Ban Islam because it is a supremecist ideology. Close the mosques because they are funded by Saudi Arabia and because they radicalize. Expel the Muslims.

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  4. What goes unmentioned in this article, and ought to he obvious to Austria-libertarians, is that France's labyrinth of labor laws all but guarantees that unskilled migrants will be unable to integrate I to the economy.

    America is full of immigrants from central and south American countries whose internal affairs we have been meddling in for quite some time, but Honduran immigrants in America don't go on rampages because they're too busy making money and getting in on being an American.

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    1. This is the lost point in 99% of the debate.

      Yes, sudden and mass immigration is an issue. But the long-term issues arise if you don't have assimilation and contribution.

      Assimilation can happen if the new migrant class can get legal jobs appropriate to their skill level, and advance from there. Instead they receive welfare and become a dependent underclass, unable to easily find work due to labor unions and labor laws.

      Culturally, many are aware that this situation of perpetual dependency sickens the soul and breeds apathy, hopelessness, and then violence.

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    2. You're presupposing that the migrants carry genetic material that will allow them to be anything but a permanent disgruntle underclass.

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  5. Not to mention it provides the state with a convenient and local boogieman with which to frighten citizens into giving up more of their rights.

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  6. Now I see the terrorist attacks in France are often. The killings are being committed in the name of Jihad is alarming. Whatever the reason, the government should take strong measures in this regard. In fact, the terrorists have no religion.sant kirpal singh ji

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