Breitbart reports that last week the French President spoke to students at George Washington University and was prompted to address the subject of mass immigration after a student stood up to say that Americans have watched as mass immigration “from the Middle East and Africa to Europe … over the years” has resulted in the rise of violence, crime, and terror attacks on the continent.
Although the President highlighted an increase in sexual assaults on women and an “increase in anti-Semitism to the point that in many cities Jewish citizens are advised not to wear religious garb for fear of being attacked,” the student asked the President what his government was doing to “to ensure the national security and the cultural identity of France and Europe.”
“I am absolutely not naive. In our societies, we have a need for more security, more national security, especially for women,” but Macron stated, “I do not believe that these phenomena are linked to migration.”
No? Why’s that?
The Presidents answer is because such things are not ‘new’ because exactly the same debates over national security were taking place during the 2002 presidential election campaign. M. Macron also stressed what he called (in English) an at the same time policy which seeks to strengthen security for women and Jews but “at the same time the fight against discrimination.”
So, Europe is to blame for “problems, riots, [and] violence” in suburbs dominated by migrants, as such situations occur “very often because of the lack of opportunities … because we have failed in our ability to integrate these people.”
One clever commenter at Breitbart opined:
Reminds me ofTimothy Treadwelland his assurances that Grizzly Bears weren't dangerous - until one ate him and his girlfriend.