...And other fables
But it this all you've got monsieur Macron? What were the ideas Jean-Louis Borloo presented earlier on your behalf? It seems when it comes to the point you haven't the stomach to lead and now you expect the common man to intervene on your behalf.
Social contract? What social contract!? There are many warnings about the direction of France (see some of my past posts here, here, here, here, here and here for instance). It seems though that the leaders are (again) now too afraid to do anything concrete.
For interest, at the end of the article I include a 2 year old 13 minute video clip from a previous post on France's (then) 570 no-go zones.
I don't know about you, but I don't think it would be prudent either to pretend this isn't happening or to fail to hold our leaders responsible when they are derelict in their duties.
France: Macron losing control over Islam-dominated no-go areas, asks public for help
by Robert Spencer from Jihad Watch.
But remember: there are no no-go areas, and if you think otherwise, you’re a greasy Islamophobe.
“Already in 2011, a ground breaking 2,200-page report titled ‘Suburbs of the Republic’, concluded that many French suburbs are becoming ‘separate Islamic societies’ cut off from the French state and where Islamic law is rapidly displacing French civil law.”
Funny how that never came up when the Mayor of Paris was threatening to sue Fox News (she never did) for discussing no-go areas in France.
“Macron is losing control over Islam-dominated no-go areas in France, asks public for help,”
Voice of Europe, June 11, 2018:
France’s President Emmanuel Macron admitted that France has lost the battle against drug trafficking within the growing number of no-go zones in the country.
In a speech for 600 business and political guests in May, Macron called on the local mayors themselves – together with the population – to find suitable solutions, for the problems in France’s 1,500 no-go areas or ‘sensitive areas’ as France calls them.
Many mayors were struck by Macron’s speech. They had expected concrete political guidelines. Macron’s proposals are a long way from the ambitious strategy for the sensitive zones that former minister Jean-Louis Borloo had previously developed and published on behalf of Macron.
Instead, Macron passed the buck: not he, but his predecessors have caused today’s problems. All solutions designed from above have failed, so they must come from below. He called for a “general mobilisation” of the population, organising itself to save the nation…. [Graeme: a more pathetic admission of defeat coming from a prominent world leader I have yet to hear. And what of those people who do "organise" themselves? How will they avoid charges of Islamophobia and shaming? The examples we already have of such people eg. Geert Wilders & Tommy Robinson, hardly fill one with confidence about getting a fair hearing from contemporary Western hemisphere authorities do they?]
He announced that by 2020, there will be 1,300 additional police officers in 60 sensitive neighbourhoods. Everyone can report problems on a central website. An estimated six million people – about one tenth of the French population live in the 1,500 neighbourhoods that the government classifies as sensitive areas. [Graeme: Sorry mate, putting an extra 20 cops into each of merely 60 of those neighbourhoods is too little too late.]
Already in 2011, a ground breaking 2,200-page report titled “Suburbs of the Republic”, concluded that many French suburbs are becoming “separate Islamic societies” cut off from the French state and where Islamic law is rapidly displacing French civil law….