Over the past few days, France has invaded over 32 mosques and found more than 300 weapons, including guns, ammo and explosives. But, those are not the only weapons they found, they also discovered a ton of ISIS literature and propaganda videos.
France is not stopping there either. They have arrested more than 230 Muslims and have raided 2,300 homes.
However, let’s make it clear that France is not just raiding any mosque. As Hassan El Alaoui, one of France’s chief imams, told Al Jazeera “according to official figures and our discussions with the interior ministry, between 100 and 160 more mosques will be closed because they are run illegally without proper licenses, they preach hatred, or use takfiri speech.” So at least, they are being selective.
The amount of weapons that were found is truly alarming. “In 15 days we have seized one-third of the quantity of war-grade weapons that are normally seized in a year,” said Bernard Cazeneuve, France’s Interior Minister, to The Telegraph.
There will be more raids and more findings for sure. So this begs the question, will this stir up more supporters for Trump? He has received a tremendous amount of backlash for publicly preaching about his suspicion for Muslim communities. Will the findings in France, sway more supporters of his recent controversial ideas? Will halting Muslim immigration in the US and creating a Muslim tracking system be seen as so blasphemous now?
Will the United States continue to be “all talk and no action” about how to find ISIS members? France has responded with an iron fist, but ISIS attacked them directly. The country is also closer in proximity to ISIS. The Paris wounds are still fresh, which is a powerful motivator for France. Will there have to be an attack on home soil before the US government agrees to take any real action?
Editors Note: France is clearly on the warpath, but this is actually part of the terrorist strategy to create disaffected Muslims in France. Read the whole strategy here.