Just the other day, Patrick Calvar, head of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) , France’s equivalent of MI5 or CIA, made his warning that in the aftermath of last year’s terrorist attacks on Paris, any further Islamic attacks may lead to a new French civil war. The total French population is 63.9 million people of which almost 10% are Muslim – 6.13 million. The Nice attack now killing about 73 people on Bastille Day (French Independence Day), will undoubtedly further the support for the extreme right wing in European politics no less add support to BREXIT, when the PM May was in fact sympathetic with regard to closing the borders for this very reason. We will see Pen surge more now in the polls and Hollande, who was at a whopping 11% approval rating, may now fall even below 10%. This will have further impact upon the diminishing approval rating of Merkel in Germany as well. Continue reading
The German Criminal Police Office has tracked 497 “threats,” or individuals with extremist views who could be suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks, newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag reported.
This marks a significant increase since January 2015, when Germany registered 270 potentially violent Islamists.