Category Archives: Emmanuel Macron

Macron Blames France For The Rise Of Islamic Terrorism

French President Emmanuel Macron has blamed France for the rise of Islamism and said the Republic was not good enough for “youths”, as he outlined a series of social programmes for the country’s migrant-dominated, low-income neighbourhoods.

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France frets over ‘internal’ threat two years after Paris attacks

Two years after militants killed 130 people in coordinated attacks across Paris, French officials say there remains an unprecedented level of “internal” threat.

With Islamic State losing ground in Iraq and Syria, hundreds of French citizens – and in some cases their children – are expected to attempt to return to France, leaving the government in a quandary over how to deal with them.

 

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Ultra-Left group torch 50 police vehicles on day of anti-Macron protests

Left-wing extremists have claimed responsibility for an arson attack on a police station in France apparently timed to coincide with street protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s labour law reforms today.

Around 50 vehicles were destroyed in the blaze in the car park by the gendarmerie in Grenoble in eastern France. A police officer was hospitalised after inhaling smoke, but his condition is not thought to be serious.

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Netanyahu to Macron: Islam Seeks to Destroy Israel and Europe

During his visit to France on Sunday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the expulsion of French Jews in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his incitement against Islam, while recalling the scarecrow of “Islamophobia” and describing Islam again as “terrorism.”

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Pope Supports Merkel On Africa, Migrants And Climate Change

Pope Francis and Angela Merkel share the same aim to “bring down walls,” not build them, and agree on the importance of international treaties and commitment to Africa. This is what emerges from the encounter – a “cordial discussion”, as the Holy See defines it in a brief communique – between Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, received yesterday with her husband, Joachim Sauer in the Vatican apostolic Palace.

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Macron: Artifact & Puppet

An artifact is a manufactured object which replaces the real, whose true nature is distorted. A puppet is a character in a show who is directed by an external will. Emmanuel Macron perhaps relates to both. A media firework, brilliant and hollow, gifted and twisted, he is the product of ideological and financial forces which have created him to neutralize the threat of an identitarian France. Macron has been designed to give to the decadence and destruction of France the reassuring face of a smiling young dandy. What’s more, his economic “liberalism,” apparently quite agreeable in this objectively Communist country with an unemployment rate twice as high as its neighbors, will soon be shown as bogus. On reforms, Macron will prove a scaredy-cat. Too afraid of a fight . . .

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Poseur Macron wrings handshake triumph out of Paris accord collapse

From Mollie Hemingway at Federalist,

You knew President Donald Trump’s trip abroad went well because the American media focused on hand-holding and handshakes instead of the dramatic changes in foreign policy toward American interests. Did Melania brush away her husband’s hand? Did you notice the power and strength of French President Emmanuel Macron’s handshake with Trump?

It was Macron’s handshake that enraptured the American media. They covered it from every angle, happy that someone on the global stage was standing up to Trump. The Washington Post, as of last count, has 41 articles mentioning “Macron” and “handshake,” dissecting it from every angle. More.

Reality check: If that’s all the French have got, who cares what they think? Isn’t it over already?

See also: Did you know why the Paris climate agreement was voluntary?

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