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Why the Paris attack and the destructive policies of Europe's liberals could propel Marine Le Pen into power

A French soldier stands guard during ongoing police operations after a shooting in which two police officers were killed along with their attacker and another police officer wounded in a terror attack near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017
The National Front stands to gain from Thursday night's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées

Soon after the lethal shooting on the Champs-Élysées in Paris last night, the Socialist President Francois Hollande appeared on television to declare that the French government would be resolute in the face of Islamic terrorism. “We will protect you,” he told the public. But that is precisely what the Gallic state has failed to do.

The catalogue of atrocities continues to grow remorselessly. No fewer than 238 people have now been butchered in terrorist incidents in France since 2015.

Far from protecting the citizenry, the French establishment has plunged the country into permanent crisis through its chronic security weaknesses, its reluctance to control mass immigration, its refusal to require integration from its disaffected Muslim population, and its obsession with the EU’s open borders.

Hollande: motive 'likely to be terrorism' Hollande: motive 'likely to be terrorism'
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It is that comprehensive failure which explains the astonishing rise of Marine Le Pen, the leader of...

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