The heatwave episode that crosses France accentuates tensions in hospitals. But the heat wave is only an aggravating factor in a crisis which has continued to worsen, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, and which is putting the hospital on the brink of agony: in Ile-de-France, 16% of the beds in the 38 AP-HP hospitals are closed due to lack of staff, i.e. twice as many as before the Covid! The overcrowding of the hospitals is symptomatic of the global crisis of the health system: because of medical desertification, for lack of attending physicians or specialists, many French people fall back on emergencies, which are saturated. From general practitioners to emergency physicians, including nurses in nursing homes and even to health executives, everyone is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Those who have dismissed the recent wave of urban violence in France as yet another suburban riot are suffering from acute socio-political short-sightedness. Admittedly, the spark that ignited the violence is reminiscent of previous riots following police blunders that cost the lives of young people from the suburbs, as was the case in October 2005, after the deaths of Zyad and Bouna in Clichy-sous-Bois. Except that, unlike the 2005 riots, the recent urban violence cannot be blamed solely on the suburbs.
When the people point out the real problems, the politicians blithely point their accusing finger!
Thus, in a recent poll conducted during the presidential election campaign (Ifop for Global Watch Analysis), 85% of French people expressed the wish to see the “future president” tackle head-on the rise of Islamism and communitarianism by banning Islamist organisations in France linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafism, the Turkish Milli Görüs and other Tablighs.
Beware of polls that seem bent in advance. If there is a lesson to be learned from this French singularity which consists in electing the President of the Republic by universal suffrage, it is this one. These dear ”refractory Gauls” take malicious pleasure in denying predictions, refusing the idea that the media, analysts or polls – these tools for measuring democratic debate, which they moreover love – can ”impose’ ‘ the fatality of an unavoidable electoral scenario.
Who would have thought it? The Republic, which nevertheless removed religion from the political field and invented secularism, is gradually succumbing to pressure from Islamists of all stripes, who are trying to test its reaction to the systematic pressure to impose their moral dictatorship by attacking freedom of conscience, and even freedom itself.
The enemies of Western civilisation are working day and night for one goal: to bring down this political modernity and its positive laws and to apply Islamic law first in Muslim-majority neighbourhoods and then throughout Europe. Will Europeans thus become dhimmis in their own land in the coming decades?
For a long time, the international branch of the Muslim Brotherhood has benefited from the benevolence of the authorities and the largesse of the legislation on political asylum in European countries.
For almost half a century, a double aberration prevailed in this respect. First of all, there was the glaring semantic contradiction known as “moderate Islamism”. For how can one be “moderate”, or even tolerant, while claiming a divine truth that is impervious to any criticism or examination of conscience?
With the launch of the French Islam Forum (FORIF), whose first session was held on 5 February at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris, a calamitous parenthesis of nearly 20 years has just closed. By recording the “death” of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) last December, the Ministry of the Interior, which is responsible for religious affairs, finally realised that this Council had become an obstacle to the fight against Islamist separatism, which had been wiped out by the entryism of the Muslim Brotherhood and the internal quarrels known as “consular Islam”, linked to the allegiances of the different federations of French Islam to the countries of origin of their members.
We, Algerians of immigrant origin or newcomers, Muslims or not, French nationals or not, are happy to live in France. Like all human beings, there are among us decent people, less decent people, believers, Islamists, agnostics, atheists, thieves, secularists, republicans, Christians, executives, rich people, poor people, unemployed people, employers, employees… In short, we are neither angels nor demons, we are normally constituted citizens, like all the others.
I love my parents too much, who gave me a fantastic name, to defend Zemmour’s ban on non-Catholic names. But, if the truth is on his side, on certain issues, I will not hesitate to point it out.
Anyway, one can disagree with him on many political, historical, sociological and philosophical issues… But to say that he knows neither Islam nor Islamism, nor the tumultuous relationship between the two is a joke that nobody laughs at today, except for the ignorant of the Islamic thing and the thurifers of all sides
Last September, the new rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Chams-Eddine Hafiz, published a resounding book entitled “Le manifeste contre le terrorisme islamiste”, in which he castigated the supporters of political Islam. He thus established himself as a champion of moderate Islam. No one could have imagined then that, less than three months later, the enlightened rector would make a strange and radical turnaround, to ally himself with the Muslim Brotherhood, the mother house of Islamism, against the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), led by his rival Mohamed Moussaoui.