Terrorism: 53% of French think country is ‘at war’

Hooded police officers arrest a suspect during an anti-terrorism operation in Lunel, southern France

PARIS – Some 53% of French citizens believe the country is “at war,” according to a survey carried out by the IPSOS/Sopra Steria institute for the daily Le MOnde and Radio Europe 1 about three weeks after jihadist attacks in Paris.

The survey shows that 51% of respondents feel that Islam is “incompatible” with the values of French society (12% fewer than in January 2014 and 23% fewer than in January 2013) and 66% believe that Islam is a “religion that is as peaceful as others” and that Islamic fundamentalism is a “perversion of this religion.”

However, 90% want anti-jihad measures stepped up, while only 9% say that they are against “the publication in the press of satirical caricatures on religion.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Well, French thinkers have been known to split argumentative hairs.

  • Dana Garcia

    Interestingly, 56 percent of Americans think the United States is at war with radical Islam.


  • WalterBannon

    66% believe that Islam is a “religion that is as peaceful as others”????

    I have no sympathy for the stupid left wing french and they will deserve it when they wake up to find themselves living in a muslim theocracy like turkey in a few more years.

    • Alain

      Hold on there unless we know what portion of the 66& were actually Muslims. I am not excusing the leftists, knowing that they and the Muslims share the same ideology for the most part.

  • Observer

    And the other 47% are either jihadists, jihadi supporters or too stoned and apathetic to care what happens to themselves, their families and France.

  • Canadian

    Off to the maquis we go!

  • Linda1000

    O/T but sort of related – there are two really good essays detailing the problems of mass immigration in the West and summarizing the reactions of political elites of the wide-spread recent terrorist attacks in France. Posted at Gates of Vienna by Takuan Seiyo titled “Opression Instead of Admission”
    Part 1
    Part 2

  • Islam is incompatible with Western beliefs and values and its political constitutions, in particular its democracy and freedom. Islam is a religion of war not peace, and should be suppressed asap before it suppresses the West.