A couple of days ago I wrote an article titled, “Vive Le France” and I meant it – that our President should have been there for the march against terrorism, and I still mean that. However, I’ve learned some things in the last couple of days that deeply disturb me and makes me know I need to backtrack on some of the “vive le France” ideas.
First of all, according to Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, France’s President, Francois Hollande, asked Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu not to come to the march. The article stated, “…Hollande conveyed a message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend asking him not to come to Paris to take part in the march against terror on Sunday, according to an Israeli source who was privy to the contacts between the Elysees Palace and the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.” Allegedly, the reason was to keep the Israeli/Palestinian situation out of the forefront of the event.
However, once they learned that Bibi was coming, they issued an invitation to one of the world’s leading terrorist and holocaust deniers, Mahoumd Abbas of Gaza. Really! You are taking a stand against terror but you are inviting a leading terrorist to the event. How does that add up?
Another reason for France allegedly not wanting Bibi to come was they didn’t want him speaking to the French Jews, telling them to come home to Israel where it is safe for them.
Somewhere in all of this, we need to remember that it was Hollande that lead the vote in the United Nations to give non-state membership to the General Assembly, much like that of the Vatican, to the Palestinians. It was France, joined by Italy and Sweden, that lead that charge. Oddly enough, France is the mostly heavily Muslim occupied state in the European compound. While they may have thought this would put them in a favorable position with their Muslims, they forgot that retribution comes when we act against God. Was this part of the event that lead to the attack last week on the French establishments? I don’t know – God does.
I received an article this week that was quite profound in making the following suggestion: ” This attack only underscores the need for France to immediately engage in negotiations with French Muslims that will result in the creation of two states for two peoples, living side by side in peace and security… with Paris as a shared capital…” Great thought. Perhaps the UN should start calling for this.
While I am saddened by the tremendous loss of life of the 17 who were killed by the terrorists, four of whom were Jewish, I am more saddened by the idiotic actions of the French government. Unless France really cleans up her act and takes strong – very strong – action against her Muslim population, then it certainly won’t be vive le France but Au revoir France!