"The long-term goal of the Jihad Generation is to destroy Europe through civil war and then build an Islamic society from the ashes..." warns Professor Gilles Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world.
As The Sun reports, Kepel, from the Sciences Po in Paris, claims a growing number of Muslims with poor job prospects are forming a “Jihad Generation” to continue to commit acts of terror across Europe.
According to German newspaper Die Welt, Kepel said the terror group’s aim is to incite hatred towards Muslims from the rest of the society which would eventually radicalise others to the point that Europe could enter into full-blown civil war.
Kepel, who is a specialist on Islamic and contemporary Arab world, added these ISIS fanatics not only want to destroy Europe, but to eliminate more moderate Islamic opposition.
“The terrorism is above all an expression of a war within Islam,” he explained.
Most Salafists are not violent, Kepel says, "But they preach a cultural break with Western societies that are considered non-believers. That attracts people who see this break as an outlet for their social frustration and engage on this basis on a course towards violence."
He believes their strategy is similar to the expansion of Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, and Libya where the terrorist organisation was able to use the chaos of civil war to slowly build its forces, grow in power, and rapidly seize territory.
Kepel's comments come shortly after French Prime Minister Valls warned "there will be more attacks"...
The French capital was put on high alert last week when French officials said they dismantled a “terrorist cell” that planned to attack a Paris railway station under the direction of Islamic State; and a second event in which a car loaded with gas cylinders was found near Notre Dame cathedral in an incident that could have been an attack, last week. French anti-terror judges charged a woman over the failed assault.
“This week at least two attacks were foiled,” Manuel Valls said in an interview with Europe 1 radio and Itele television on Sunday.
Valls said there were 15,000 people on the radar of police and intelligent services who were in the process of being radicalized.
“There will be new attacks, there will be innocent victims...this is also my role to tell this truth to the French people,” Valls said.
As we previously noted, the problem is that politicians in France -- and in other countries -- do not want to analyze these questions properly. They remain persuaded that an "Islam of France," supposedly compatible with French society, remains an option. The politicians will not protest this attempt to carve a religion into France once again: the people doing that also vote.