The massive riots should be described as an early stage of civil war in France. According to French opposition politician Éric Zemmour, this is an obvious consequence of the immigration policy pursued over the last 40 years.
– We are in an early stage of civil war, we can clearly see this. It’s a confrontation against the state from one part of the population, that’s what we see. It’s an ethnic revolt, Zemmour said in an interview with French channel Europe 1.
Zemmour, a former journalist for many years at Le Figaro, was a prominent campaigner in the recent presidential election and says the riots are markedly different from, for example, the riots that shook the country in 2005. The riots have shown a new level of severity and scale of violence that has been described as the worst ever in France, including the home of the mayor of Paris being rammed by burning cars that injured his family, police stations being fired on with grenade launchers and many buildings being destroyed across the country.
– The policy of distributing immigrants throughout France now means that everyone is affected by these riots. All French people can see that it is a result of the crazy immigration policy of the last 40 years.
He is also critical of the prevailing media image of the slain 17-year-old.
– It’s always sad when a young man dies, even if, like Kylian Mbappé, I would like to say that he was no angel. The angel had marks on his wings, at the age of 17 he already had an extensive criminal record, Zemmour continues.