Where are they?
The most dangerous city in Europe is Marseilles, France, with an estimated 40% of its population adherents of the Religion of Peace. The Bricarde district of the city’s become a notorious “No-Go Zone,” the general consensus being that authorities have essentially lost all control of the area. Former residents have stated that police are afraid to even enter Bricarde, where the local immigrant population has been known to set up roadblocks and check-points the likes of which wouldn’t have been out of place during the Lebanese civil war. It is, in essence, a self-governing, sharia-compliant district no longer accountable to the (admittedly very weak) French nation-state, analogous to another Molenbeek in Belgium or Luton in England. This is a microcosm of French urban life now, and it’s only getting worse.
Estimates range that from 8-10% of the country’s total population ascribes to the Islamic faith, and that nearly half of France’s immigrants are Muslim, but the numbers are probably much higher. It is notoriously difficult to pin down these types of figures with the French, who actually made the collection of racial and ethnic information illegal in 1978. Obtaining religious belief information is possible in extraordinary circumstances, but again, this presents a unique challenge when trying to identify exactly what the demographics of France are. According to a recent poll, one in six French Muslims support ISIS. Running the numbers, France’s population is sixty-seven million, of which, about six million are Muslims (with the European Union’s complete inability to track anyone once they are in the Schengen Area, let alone stop them at the point of entry to member states’ borders, the latter population figure is a rough estimate, compounded by the fact that it is, as I mentioned, illegal in France to collect certain statistics), and one-in-six of six million is one million. Therefore, France has, on the low end, one million people within its borders who are sympathetic to ISIS and their ideology. That does not bode well for the future of the country that once stymied Islam’s European advance for centuries until the Ottoman sultans’ Balkan conquests some seven hundred years later.
Sectarian violence and rampant anti-Semitism have become normalized in parts of France, with many French Jews emigrating to Quebec and Canada’s delightful blasphemy laws like M-103 to escape the rising tide of Islamization. They’ll be unlikely to find safe harbor there, either, at the rate things are going, but that’s a discussion for another time. Entire neighborhoods, suburbs, and townships have been rendered wholly unrecognizable, decrepit and falling apart around the inhabitants utterly uninterested in assimilating or even contributing anything of value to French society. In order to circumvent the illegality of collecting ethnic statistics, a group of French economists used national origin on the country’s census to estimate youth unemployment amongst African immigrants at 32%. That seems extremely low framed against other nations’ numbers, but I offer it here simply as a point of reference, since the numbers in France with respect to the migrants are so difficult to pin down. I have seen a few sources that have placed migratory unemployment at between 50-80% greater than non-migrant unemployment, but again, we run up against French bureaucratic obscurantism. They don’t make anything, aside from enabling migrants to torch Citroens (about 40,000 cars are burned a year) and rape women (a sexual assault occurs every forty minutes), easy.
Granted, France is suffering from historically high levels of unemployment regardless of the population group due to its catastrophic socialist policies, and indeed the bulk of the Mediterranean nations are being slammed by sky-high youth unemployment rates, but the migrant trend toward unemployment and receiving of state benefits is consistent across the European Union. In Germany, migrant unemployment sits at an astronomical 87%. In Denmark, it is 84%. Now-imprisoned British imam Anjem Choudary (Wikipedia calls him a “social activist”) advocated that Muslims use the British welfare state as a way to, colloquially speaking, milk the host country dry, a kind of economic warfare waged by abusing the bloated entitlement system dispensed from the even more bloated state apparatus. Let’s also not forget the offspring of earlier immigrants, who’ve forsaken their parents’ and grandparents’ adopted culture and become increasingly radicalized, mimicking the same de-stabilizing behaviors of their recently immigrated Islamic brethren and even going so far as to head to foreign warzones in order to join the violent arm of the jihad—though there are some, like the perpetrators in Brussels, and Nice, and Paris, who stay home to try and find paradise.
How does the French government respond? They institute “incitement to hatred” laws, which function as de facto blasphemy laws, to crack down on any speech critical of Islam, all the while welcoming more migrants from Africa and the Middle East every day. The non-Islamic sub-Saharan African migrants may not be hell-bent on holy war, but they bring their own set of “jihad-less” problems, not least of which are violent and petty crime, sexual assault, unwillingness to work in lieu of welfare handouts, and general unassimilability. On the one hand, you can’t blame people for wanting to leave behind failed states and broken, corrupt governments, but you can blame the substantial percentage that refuse to leave their degenerate impulses behind, and you can certainly blame the French government, and even many of the French people themselves, for the inability or unwillingness to assert themselves and say enough is enough.
In a recent Pew Research Center study, only 29% of French people hold an unfavorable view of Islam, whereas 26% believe the country’s multi-cultural immigration policies enrich France’s social fabric. Two-thirds of the country in the presidential election voted for Emmanuel Macron, the relative unknown who ran on a bunch of vague liberalist platitudes and, more importantly to the long-term existence of the country as the Fifth Republic and not the First Islamic Republic, has made the bizarre claim that there is no such thing as French culture. Many citizens seem to concur, as French cultural confidence is so weak they are allowing themselves to be completely swamped by the migrant tide. In light of the rapid disintegration of the country, Macron may well be right sooner rather than later. That said, Macron is difficult to parse, on the one hand presenting a “united front” with Angela Merkel, and on the other, stating the following during his New Year’s Eve speech:
We can’t take in everybody. There must be rules. It’s indispensable that we check the identities of everyone, and when someone arrives in our country who is not eligible for asylum and has no chance of getting French citizenship, we can’t accept that they stay for months, years, in an irregular situation good for neither them nor the country.
The country has also stepped up deportations of illegal aliens, but far more concerning is the on-going failure to secure the borders, and the dramatic disparity in birth rates between the native French and the interlopers. And by the way, lest anyone think I’m unaware of the realities on the ground, I’ve been to some of the “No-Go Zones” outside of Paris as well as the notorious “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais where women were rumored to be forced into sex to receive food and blankets. I’ve seen with my own two eyes the future of France, and unlike Brigitte Bardot, the notorious “inciter of racial hatred” in her prime, the future does not look pretty.