During the past half century thousands of Muslims have migrated to France seeking work and a better life. France is the nation in Europe that during the 19th and early 20th centuries was a hotbed of anti-Semitism and its conduct during WWII revealed a willingess on the part of many government and army officials to cooperate in the murder of Jews. It is not surprising there are members of the French armed forces who are willing to cooperate with radical Muslim hating groups in launching acts of violence against those of the Muslim faith. An air force sergeant has been arrested on charges that he wanted to carry out terrorist violence against local mosques. The sergeant is believed close to radical right wing groups who hate Muslims and want them out of “their country.” Of course, fifty years ago they wanted Jews out of “their country.”
The segeant admitted responsibility for firebombing a mosque in Libourne.A few years ago the soldier contacted right wing neo-Nazi groups seeking help to assasinate then President Jacques Chirac. Most polls reveal that Islamophobia is on the rise. Why? Whenever a nation experiences economic problems, people seek explanations. It is quite clear current economic problems in France are caused by them -mooslems!