French philosopher: Whether we like it or not, we’re in a state of civil war

Damien Le Guay, a respected French philosopher, has said that by refusing to acknowledge we are in a state of civil war with radical Islam, we are aggravating the situation and slammed leaders’ responses to a wave of continued terror attacks.

Writing in La Figaro, Le Guay says: “When we see that such attacks are repeated regularly in our territory and are perpetrated by nationals, are we entitled to recognise ourselves in a sort of civil war that does not mention its name? When victims are tricked at random and all murderers act in the name of Islam, are we not in a state of war on our territory?”

“Not to recognise this ‘civil war’ against us, between us, rather than improve the situation, aggravates it. The euphemism also kills. Our policies, by naivety, lack of courage or lack of lucidity, refuse the evidence. Consequently, in order not to take stock of the situation, they are procrastinating. Rather than healing our national fabric, they let the problems escalate. The rejection of Islam continues to increase in Europe.”

Le Guay also laid into our leader’s weak response to terrorism, saying: “Each time (there is a terror attack) our authorities ‘deplore’ these attacks, show their ‘compassion’ towards the victims, indicate their ‘indignatio” and denounced (as yesterday the Minister of the Interior) “an odious attack”.

He accuses the authorities of relativising the attacks, genuinely believing that these atrocities are committed by mad people. “No, Mr. Prime Minister,” he says, “there is no ‘madness’ in a political terrorism which aims, in the name of an Islamist ideology, to fight against the West, against the ‘infidels’, against the ‘impure’, the kuffar that we all are”.

The philosopher says that French Muslims are not the enemy, however, some of them are waging war against the nation and more must be done to prevent “hundreds of Molenbeeks” springing up across France.

Westmonster reported yesterday that French MPs were set to vote on controversial anti-terror legislation, which passed late last night and allows authorities greater powers to clamp down on terror suspects.