| Hugh Fitzgerald: Douce France
| Monday, May 08, 2017
|Jihad Watch : [Editor’s note: Hugh Fitzgerald first published this essay here at
Jihad Watch in 2004. Now, in light of the landslide election of Emmanuel
Macron as President, it is more germane than ever, and hence eminently
worthy of republishing. The names of the politicians have changed; the
overall situation is the same.]
Imagine that you are a cosseted member of the French elite. One child
is doing the khâgne, aiming for rue d’Ulm. Another is now a
politechnicien. You are very comfortable, working for the state. You and
your spouse are journalists, or writers, or one of that vast tribe of
people conducting “recherches,” and life is comfortable, good, the way
it should be. Yes, you do notice more and more Muslims about you as you
walk, no longer in the banlieues, but in the center of Paris, or
Toulouse, or Lyon. And you remember how uneasy you felt, four years ago,
when you happened to be walking on the Canebière in Marseille. You
decided, then and there, that you would not return.
And you have friends who live in the south. And they tell you that
the beurs — some call them maghrébins — make life hell for everyone.
They attack French children on the way to school. They vandalize cars.
They threaten, and do more than threaten, anyone who is still foolish
enough to walk out wearing a kippah or a cross.
Whole areas of cities in
the south, as in the north, and east, and west, have become off-limits
to non-Muslims. In the schools, the teachers have lost authority. They
cannot even cover the subjects of World War II, the Resistance, and the
murders of the Jews as the state prescribes; they fear, with reason, the
violent reaction of the Muslim students.
Read it all here............
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 11:22 AM