Last Thursday, France’s parliament voted to extend the country’s national state of emergency for the sixth time, leaving in place what has been its longest uninterrupted state of emergency since the Algerian War of the 1960s. In a parliamentary address last Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to “restore the liberties of the French” by lifting the order and replacing it with a new, more permanent counterterrorism law. The legislation, which is expected to be taken up by both houses of parliament in the coming months, will “explicitly target terrorists to the exclusion of all other Frenchmen,” Macron told lawmakers in a rare address at the Palace of Versailles. The measure, he added, will include “full and permanent respect for [France’s] constitutional requirements and … traditions of freedom.”
France will cede territory to its Muslim settlers in our lifetime.