The head of France’s intelligence agency, Patrick Calvar, is urging his government to begin surveillance of “far-right” organisations, warning “the country could be on the verge of civil war thanks to public unrest over the handling of Islamic terrorism.”
The “handling” of terrorism by leftists is the most critical key here, along with the protection of jihadists by the mainstream media through its ongoing cover up of crimes due to political correctness. The only real Western phobia that exists with regards to Muslims is the psychotic fear of reprisals for justifiably criticizing Islam. Yet the way “Islamophobia” is forced upon us is balderdash, intended to beat up critics. There exists no irrational fear of Muslims based on their religion, but only rational fear based on the danger that jihad poses to all Westerners.
Lars Hedegaard was not referencing the far right when he warned about citizens taking their safety into their own hands as a result of authorities failing to protect them. He stated in a Gatestone article:
“Western societies are based on an implied contract between the sovereign and the people: The sovereign — the king, the president, the government — promises to uphold law and order, protect his people from violence and foreign encroachment and apprehend and punish criminals. In exchange, the citizens promise not to take the law into their own hands. It follows that if the state fails to uphold its part of this social bargain, then the right — indeed the obligation — to protect oneself, one’s family, neighbors and the community, returns to the citizens.”
“There was also the recent spate of asylum-house burnings in Sweden….None of the perpetrators has been caught; no one has claimed responsibility. It all appears organized quite well.”
A violent civil war between leftists and Muslims versus the far right — as warned about by Patrick Calvar — will inevitably see innocents from every point on the political spectrum potentially suffer. Liberal politicians can pat themselves on the back for opening this door by ignoring the public’s concerns about: genuine threats to their safety and well-being because of jihad terrorism, Muslim migrant crime (and the economic cost associated with the migrants), calls for Sharia law on our soil; and calls by the Nation of Islam to violence in the debased Black Lives Matter movement.
It may not be the next terrorist attack that sparks civil war, but tensions are building. As the article below points out, “it is clear that Mr. Calvar sees the right wing response to Islamic terrorism being as much of a problem as the terrorism itself, and is determined to persuade the government to share his view”. Calvar’s perspective is a grave error, as the root of this potential uprising by the extreme right is propelled by the scourge of Islamic jihadism. While the actual far right does need to be controlled, trying to make an equivalence here is futile.
We can no longer afford for Islamic jihad to be ignored or downplayed by the left, although it is difficult to imagine the left speaking realistically about the jihad threat.
“Intelligence Chief: Another Terrorist Attack Could Spark Civil War”, by Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart, July 12, 2016:
The head of France’s intelligence agency has called on his government to allocate resources to the surveillance of “far right” organisations, warning the country could be on the verge of civil war thanks to public unrest over the handling of Islamic terrorism.
Fielding questions behind closed doors from the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry into the Paris attacks in November 2015, the transcript of which has today been released, Patrick Calvar, the head of the Directorate General of Internal Security (RPS) explained that it was not just an escalation of the terrorists’ capabilities he feared, but also the subsequent response from what he termed the “far right”.
“We must absolutely not yield [to terrorism],” he told the Committee on 24 May.
“I think we will win against terrorism; I am, however, more concerned about the radicalisation of society and the basic movement that drives it. That’s what worries me when I talk with my European colleagues: we will have, at one time or another, to provide resources to deal with other extremist groups because confrontation is inevitable.”
Asked to clarify whether by “extremist groups” he meant the extreme right and left, Mr. Calvar replied: ”The far left is another matter. You will have a confrontation between the far right and the Muslim world – not the Islamists, but the Muslim world.”
It is clear that Mr. Calvar sees the right wing response to Islamic terrorism being as much of a problem as the terrorism itself, and is determined to persuade the government to share his view.
The comments made at the inquiry follow remarks he made earlier in May before the National Defence Committee, in which he again warned of a rise in nationalism and asked for more resources to police community groups dedicated to fighting Islam.
“All of Europe is in danger of rising extremism so we are, domestically, trying to put in place the resources to watch far right groups who are waiting for confrontation,” he told Parliamentarians.
“You’ll recall that I like to use direct language; well, I think a confrontation will take place.
“If another attack or two occur, it will happen. It is therefore down to us to anticipate and confound all those groups who would, at some point, spark clashes between communities.
“The temptations of populism, border closures, the inability of Europe to give a joint response, failure to adopt legislation applicable everywhere; we face enormous problems. And I note, increasingly, a tendency to turn inward.”
A police source has told French paper L’Express that Mr. Calvar has made similar remarks when talking to policing organisations. “Calvar fears a new terrorist attack, as it would prove that the state’s resources are not adequate [to prevent terrorism],” the source said. Mr. Calvar clearly believes such an event would lead to vigilantism by French patriots.
“With the rise of the Islamist risk, we have focused our surveillance on the jihadists in recent years. We have made less effort to watch the far right,” the source noted.
But Mr. Calvar acknowledges that Islamic terrorism is the major threat to French security, and has warned of that risk increasing as the terrorists gain access to superior technology.
Islamic terrorists have long tried to construct dirty bombs using medical radioactive products, and have been attempting to develop ricin attacks to instil fear and panic into Western nations, he explained. But the fall of Saddam Hussein and the Syrian civil war has put advanced weapons into the hands of terrorists………