Parallel societies have become the main cause of insecurity in France, Canadian sociologist and political commentator, Mathieu Bock-Côté, told viewers on French television on Monday.
“We accept that it will remain so. Everywhere where societies are culturally and ethnically fragmented, insecurity reigns. Think of Sweden,” he said. His reference to Sweden may have to do with the country’s record-breaking gun crime and murders, almost entirely perpetrated by the country’s migrant clans.
Speaking as a guest on the Face a l’Info political talk show, Bock-Côté warned that security should no longer only be viewed as a political concern or a general concept, but as something much more serious as France has reached the point where “people experience day-by-day that they are no longer safe in their own country.”
Commenting on President Emmanuel Macron’s recently-announced security plan, Bock-Côté told viewers: “What this means is in fact that by [announcing] always more security measures, additional billions [of euros spent on it], more and more weapons and more prison capacity, is an implicit acceptance that this level of security is here to stay.”
With an eye on upcoming presidential elections this year, Macron, under heavy criticism from the right that he has been neglecting public security in France, has announced that he will put thousands of additional police on the streets. Although Macron has not yet announced his intention to run in this year’s election, he is widely expected to do so.
“Lack of security is thus the norm. All we are doing is managing the violence … but, in fact, it means that we are getting used to this level of violence across the country,” Bock-Côté said.