The nation of France has been forced into a war against terrorism, a French parliamentarian told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday, and must learn from Israel.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva in the wake of the vicious murder of a Catholic priest in Normandy, MP Meir Habib described his efforts to push France’s leadership to actively embrace the anti-terror methods which he claims have protected Israel and kept ISIS at bay.
“I sought to go to Israel and to learn from the Israelis; you’re more experience in dealing with terrorism. Thirty of us, French parliamentarians, met with the [Israeli] Prime Minister, Justice Minister, Police Chief, and the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, Avi Dichter.”
“We see that ISIS doesn’t start up with you [Israel],” adding regretfully that France is unprepared to deal with the growing terror threat now facing Europe.
“Unfortunately as of now we are not ready in terms of intelligence and professional [training] to overcome the terrorists, either in terms of sealing the borders or in dealing with incitement in mosques.”
Habib, who was the vice chairman of the committee charged with investigating the terror attacks which rocked France in 2015, called upon the French government to confront the growing reality of terrorism.
“Every day we wake up to another terror attack, one time in Germany, another time in France; the truck terror attack and the murder of the priest.”
“When the [wave of] car attacks and stabbings started in Israel, I called on France to condemn it; they didn’t and now it has come here. Also here we have millions of Muslims, most of them not radicalized, but the incitement in the mosques must be stopped. There was recently an imam who told dozens of children that anyone who listens to non-Muslim music is a monkey or pig.”
“The jihadist satan wants us all to become jihadists, and it has nothing to do with territory. This is a total world war, [and its] either us or them, and we must be determined against this trash. We need to destroy them, to launch ground operations with an international coalition and finish off ISIS.”
But, Habib claims, France is doing far too little to rein in the rising terror threat.
“After the attack on the Hyper Cacher [kosher supermarket attacked in 2015] there were 30,000 Muslims who identified with the murderers on Twitter. I told the Internal Minister to arrest them, but it didn’t happen. And yesterday they slaughtered a poor 86-year old priest.”
“Can you imagine what that is, to slaughter a priest in a church? Imagine if, God forbid, a rabbi would be slaughtered in a synagogue. Unfortunately this is just the beginning, and I said already years ago [we need to] wake up, open our eyes, we need to be determined and in the end we will be victorious.”