A month of Islam and multiculturalism in France: February 2017

A month of Islam and multiculturalism in France: February 2017

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute February 1. The Interior Ministry reported a 45% decline in attacks against Jews and Muslims in France in 2016, but a 17.5% increase in attacks against Christians. The ministry said there were 1,125 attacks against Jews and Muslims in 2016, down from 2,034 attacks in 2015. It also reported […]

France’s death spiral

France’s death spiral

By Guy Millière / Gatestone Institute February 2, 2017: A “no-go zone” in the eastern suburbs of Paris. Police on patrol hear screams. They decide to check. While there, a young man insults them. They decide to arrest him. He hits them. A fight starts. He accuses a policeman of having raped him with a police […]

France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a “total fiasco”

France: Deradicalization of Jihadists a “total fiasco”

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The French government’s flagship program to deradicalize jihadists is a “total failure” and must be “completely reconceptualized,” according to the initial conclusions of a parliamentary fact-finding commission on deradicalization. The preliminary report reveals that the government has nothing to show for the tens of millions of taxpayer euros it […]

“Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

“Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

“An adulterous businessman in southern France is seeking damages of up to 45 million euros ($48 million) from Uber over his wife’s discovery of his extra-marital rides, his lawyer and a report said Friday.” According to the man, he once used his wife’s phone to arrange a ride, and although he logged the account off […]

France: Le Pen launches presidential campaign

France: Le Pen launches presidential campaign

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Marine Le Pen, the leader of the anti-establishment National Front party, has officially launched her campaign to become the next president of France. Speaking at a rally attended by thousands of her supporters in Lyon on February 5, Le Pen launched a two-pronged attack on globalization and radical Islam. […]

France: Decomposing in front of our eyes

France: Decomposing in front of our eyes

By Yves Mamou / Gatestone Institute France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. What is reality in France today? Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure […]

France on the verge of total collapse

France on the verge of total collapse

By Guy Millière / Gatestone Institute France is in turmoil. “Migrants” arriving from Africa and the Middle East sow disorder and insecurity in many cities. The huge slum commonly known as the “jungle of Calais” has just been dismantled, but other slums are being created each day. In eastern Paris, streets have been covered with […]

Another one bites the dust: Sarkozy outed in first round of French elections

Another one bites the dust: Sarkozy outed in first round of French elections

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The comeback of Nicolas Sarkozy is officially and permanently dead. Earlier today Sarkozy Conceded Defeat as Fillon Causes Upset in Primary. The political comeback of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy ended abruptly on Sunday when he conceded he would not be reaching the run-off of the centre right primaries to fight […]

France: Muezzins, not Church Bells

France: Muezzins, not Church Bells

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute A new book is shaking France. Les cloches sonneront-elles encore demain? (“Will the Church Bells Ring Tomorrow?“), by Philippe de Villiers, is shattering the nation. France, the “eldest daughter” of the Catholic Church, is instead turning into “the eldest daughter of Islam“. “With arrogance, they [Muslim extremists] urge us to […]

France: The ticking time bomb of Islamization

France: The ticking time bomb of Islamization

By Yves Mamou / Gatestone Institute Recently, two important studies about French Muslims were released in France. The first one, optimistically entitled, “A French Islam is Possible,” was published under the auspices of Institut Montaigne, an independent French think tank. The second study, entitled, “Work, the Company and the Religious Question,” is the fourth annual joint […]

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