Giulio Meotti
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Those who warned Europe for years that this would happen have the feeling of a person sitting with his legs crossed, a cat on his knees, a bag of popcorn - and the view from the terrace of the burning city, living out his prophecies..

There are many images to remember of a new night of violence in France. There is the looting of an armory in the heart of Marseille, during which numerous pistols were stolen. Not a good sign for the future.

And a post office hit by a giant explosion in Lyon. And, in the same city, a hooded man shooting through the houses of the Duchère district with a Kalashnikov.

Duchère…Does it say anything, Duchère?

Here a few months ago René Hadjadj, a 90-year-old Jew was thrown from the 17th floor of his apartment by a Muslim.

In Duchère, the central Christmas tree was set on fire, but the synagogues were already set on fire twenty years ago. The neighborhoods are under the rule of the Salafis and, as the chief rabbi of Lyon said, "the only Jews remain are too old or too poor to move.”

This is how barbarism comes about.

"The denial maintained by the ruling classes and fueled by this 'cultural leftism' that dominates this country in the media is largely responsible for the current situation," Jewish historian Georges Bensoussan tells Le Figaro. “With this paradox: that there have never been so many contemporaries aware of the wreck of this society as there are today and that, at the same time, the state has never appeared so hindered in stemming the 'course of things', this 'journey towards catastrophe' in the words of Walter Benjamin.

In 'Le Harem et les Cousins', the ethnologist Germaine Tillion writes about North African societies: "The boy - but more particularly the eldest son - is a lazy king around whom the servile attentions of all the women of the family converge, from 6 to 80 years old. In exchange for this, he must permanently be a kind of Cid Campeador, continually willing to slay all men and rape all women."

"First the family, then the whole town gets involved’. We will remain silent on the identity of the perpetrators of collective rapes ('in rotation') and we will remain in embarrassed silence on the departure (escape?) of 90 percent of the Jews of Seine-Saint-Denis in less than twenty years. But we will talk endlessly about our 'democratic values'".

"Pathetic in this regard is the proliferation of proclamations on the Republic, secularism and citizenship which carefully avoid the word nation. The process of anomie that deconstructs our societies leaves the field free for the barbarians to seek, unbeknownst to them, a strong power. To this important factor is added the fall of religious practice, a real anthropological revolution concomitant with the collapse of the great framework structures of the past".

-In Marseille, 600 people formed gangs who took control of the center to loot and devastate. Meanwhile, the mayor was asking for "reinforcements" in Paris. Beyond belief.

-In Nîmes, a man in a bulletproof vest and armed with a rifle aimed at CCTV cameras and fired.

-Meanwhile, the police in war gear, on quad bikes and armored vehicles, were stationed in the cities.

-The Saint-Denis police station is targeted.

-Burnt is the town hall of Persan, in Val-d'Oise.

-Like the media library on the outskirts of Metz with Molotov cocktails and petrol cans.

-"Ciotti come back here and we'll burn you": these were the death threats to Gaullist leader Eric Ciotti sprayed on his home building.

-And then the shootings against the policemen in Lyon.

-In Marseille, two off-duty policemen are dragged from their car and lynched.

-2,560 fires since the beginning of the French Intifada.

-Cops who tell of situations in which “they can kill you on the spot”.

-1,350 vehicles burned, 266 buildings burned, including 26 town halls and 24 schools, and 31 attacks on police stations.

The country is in chaos, facing unprecedented barbarism.

But if there is an image that says a lot about the "revolt," it is the one discovered this morning by the faithful of an evangelical church in Marseille, who discovered their place of worship looted. The prayer hall destroyed, doors, shutters and windows knocked down.

"The last Prophet is Mohammed". The writings in the church leave little doubt about the Islamic nature of the violence in a country where 29 churches have been burned as have numerous cathedrals (Nantes, Rennes, Saint-Sulpice, Lavaur and Pontoise). Every day, two churches are desecrated.

No European country has ever seen such a thing.

This is what happened in a single night in the department 27 Eure: "A MacDonald's on fire, a Renault center on fire, a pharmacy destroyed, a bus on fire, Molotov cocktails against a shop, a police station attacked, a police station on fire, a youth center devastated , a looted bus station, two fire vehicles set on fire, a training center on fire”.

This instead in department 72: "The town hall destroyed by flames, two schools on fire, the municipality vandalised, fires in many municipalities, warehouses burned, a library vandalised".

The barbarians tried to set fire to the house of Vincent Jeanbrun, mayor of L'Haÿ-les-Roses and spokesman for the Republicans, who was in the town hall, "barricaded with barbed wire" and secured by a team of police. At home were the mayor's wife and their two children, who escaped the fire and were injured as the barbarians pursued them.

Meanwhile, a hotel was being evacuated due to the flames. In Lyon - not Sivas, Turkey, where the Islamists burned 40 people alive.

Jewish kosher stores were attacked. Barbarians promised “a new Shoah” in the memorial of the Holocaust of Nanterre.

Europe appears lost, despite the reassurance of our multiculturalists that there is nothing to lose because we have no civilization, no culture and no identity, only a suicidal agenda to implement.

This is only the beginning. I have been warning that this would happen for years. But - where next? Belgium, Sweden, the UK?

Giulio Meotti is an Italian journalist with Il Foglio and writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. He is the author, in English, of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "J'Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel" published by Mantua Books, in addition to books in Italian. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Gatestone, Frontpage and Commentary.