For years, every step of the way, the anti-Islamophobes have claimed there was nothing really to worry about. They have attempted to prosecute, censor or ban anyone who disagreed. Or if that was not possible, viciously smear them.
Even now they are no doubt rushing to deflect responsibility from what they in part caused.
The only thing more noticeable than the blood on their hands is the still prominent smirk on their faces.
This was a headline story in Le Figaro three weeks ago, but was only picked up by the Daily Mail today and then featured in a post by Pamela Geller.
The article in Le Figaro discusses the recent testimony of Patrick Calvary, the head of the General Directorate of Homeland Security (RPS):
"We are on the brink of a civil war," he recently told members of the parliamentary commission of inquiry into the attacks of November 13 . . . A few weeks earlier, he had already warned members of the Defense Committee: "This confrontation . . . I think it will take place. Even one or two attacks and it will happen. It therefore behooves us to anticipate and block all these groups . . .Of course, everyone knows there will be one or two more attacks.
It's not clear whether by "all these groups" Calvary means Islamists or anti-Islamists. It's possible he means both. I have no reason to doubt Cavalry's integrity or commitment to the safety and security of France. But I think at this point, cracking down on a few "extremist" groups is at least twenty years too late.
Or rather, it still might be within their power to forcibly suppress the rising right, in which case we'll get an authoritarian quasi-sharia France just in time for writer Michel Houellebecq's prediction in 2022.