France: A Decomposing Civilization

By Giulio Meotti, 

Gatestone Institute



© Photo by Régis Ollivier




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Les autorités et les élites françaises déchirent, morceau par morceau, l’héritage historique, religieux et culturel du pays pour qu’il ne reste rien. Une nation dépossédée de son identité verra sa force intérieure brisée.

Aucun terroriste français qui est allé couper les têtes en Syrie n’a perdu sa citoyenneté. Le magazine Charlie Hebdo reçoit maintenant de nouvelles menaces de mort, et aucune publication française majeure n’a exprimé sa solidarité avec leurs collègues assassinés en dessinant des caricatures islamiques. Beaucoup de l’intelligentsia française ont été traînés devant les tribunaux pour « islamophobie » présumée.

Le martyre du père Jacques Hamel aux mains des islamistes a déjà été oublié; le site du massacre attend toujours la visite du pape François en signe de condoléances et de respect.

La France « a sacrifié les victimes pour éviter de combattre les meurtriers ». – Shmuel Trigano, sociologue.



  • France’s authorities and elites are tearing up, piece by piece, the country’s historical, religious and cultural legacy so that nothing remains. A nation dispossessed of its identity will see its inner strength broken.
  • No French terrorist who went to cut off heads in Syria lost his citizenship. The magazine Charlie Hebdo is now receiving new death threats, and no major French publication expressed solidarity with their murdered colleagues by drawing Islamic caricatures. Many of the French intelligentsia have been dragged in courts for alleged « Islamophobia ».
  • The martyrdom of Father Jacques Hamel at the hands of Islamists has already been forgotten; the site of the massacre is still waiting for a visit from Pope Francis as a sign of condolence and respect.
  • France « sacrificed the victims to avoid fighting the murderers ». — Shmuel Trigano, sociologist.


France is about to commemorate the victims of the terror attacks of November 13, 2015. What has been achieved in the two years since the attacks?

The French authorities are sending compensation to more than 2,500 victims of the jihadist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis, who will be compensated with 64 million euros. Important victories were also attained by anti-terrorism forces. According to an enquiry by the weekly L’Express, in the last two years, 32 terrorist attacks were foiled, 625 firearms were seized, 4,457 people suspected of having jihadist links were searched, and 752 individuals were placed under house arrest. But the general impression is that of a country « frailing from within ».

In 1939, a Spanish anti-Fascist journalist, Manuel Chaves Nogales, fled to France, where he witnessed the collapse of the French Republic under German assault. His book, The Agony of France, could have been written about today. Nogales wrote that while the German soldiers were marching through Paris, the French were swarming out of movie theaters, « just in time for the apéritif at the bistro ».

After two French girls were murdered by an Islamist in Marseille last month, the social commentator Mathieu Bock-Côté wrote that France is experiencing « a process of national and civilizational decomposition that the authorities have decided to accompany and moderate, without claiming to fight and overthrow it, as if it were unavoidable ». He seem to have got it right.

The previous French president, François Hollande, did not even try to get re-elected; his successor, Emmanuel Macron, refuses to talk about Islam and appears to accept the permanent capitulation to the state of fear and emergency. The French army failed to liberate Raqqa, Syria as it promised after the attacks. « France will destroy ISIS« , Hollande said after the carnage in Paris; but it was US and Kurdish forces that liberated the Islamic State’s de facto capital. 15,000 French Islamists are now being monitored by the French intelligence services. Meanwhile, in the last ten years, 40,000 Jews have fled France.

The safety of ordinary French people is no longer guaranteed. Islamist violence can arise anywhere to strike those who wear a uniform and those who do not. All French citizens are now targets in a war where, for Islamist terrorists, everything is allowed.

In France’s parliament, « Islamo-Leftist » voices are becoming increasingly bold. The political class distracts itself with « inclusive writing » at school; in vitro fertilization for singles and gays and on-the-spot fines for « sexist » harassers. No French terrorist who went to cut off heads in Syria lost his citizenship. The magazine Charlie Hebdo is receiving new death threats; no major French publication expressed solidarity with its murdered colleagues by printing Islamic caricatures. The victims’ relatives published books entitled, You Will Not Have My Hate. Many of the French intelligentsia have been dragged into court for alleged « Islamophobia« .

Meanwhile, no Islamist enclave inside the secular Republic has been reclaimed, and only 19 Salafist mosques have been closed.

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Giulio Meotti, Cultural Editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author




Régis Ollivier

Officier supérieur (er). Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. Diplômé EMSST - Ecole Militaire Paris. Diplômé Langues Orientales - INALCO Paris.

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