Dear France, you are the beacon of the philosophical and artistic world. For ages, you have taught us about the beauty of language, and the tongue.
You have given us Voltaire, you have given us Rousseau. You have given us Delacroix and de Gaulle. You gave us Hugo and Bonaparte. All of these came from you.
You paved the road towards the enlightenment, essentially laying the foundation of American history.
So what has changed?
The world we live in is no longer “balanced”.
Rather the specter of imperial overreach has disrupted this trend.
The modern perpetrators leading this movement are the US & England.
You, France have fallen victim to this neoconservative plot. The media is doing well to sensationalize the narrative too.
I am writing you because I want you to hold steadfast in the principles which built your prestigious nation. Principles of egalité, equalité, fraternité.
The fear-mongering cannot work and France must gain the courage to reassert its individualism in the international political arena, especially in the face of a fickle England.
Why are terrorists striking France? Analysts are quick to suggest it’s a response to French involvement in Iraq and Syria. But neither ISIS nor al Qaeda possesses a meticulous political agenda – instead they just want to spread fear and radicalism, compared to Hezbollah for example, which is tolerant, democratic and nationalist with clear political objectives,(not just ideological or chimerical-wish-fantasies). Therefore this reasoning doesn’t suffice.
The cause is likely the US’ and UK’s flirtatious relationship with Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states who export radicalism and finance terror.
This is only one example of an indirect way terrorists are enabled.
The premise for funding radicals is to historically counter political movements of nationalism and sovereignty trending globally. This is how the balance of power is disrupted in the modern world. The US and the U.K. seek superiority instead of equality thereby inciting instability and retaliation.
Remember, it was under the auspices of the US in which al Qaeda formed in Afghanistan and ISIS in Iraq.
Dear France, I hope that we may return to an era of peace and stability. I urge you to recognize these sentiments in your quest for answers.
From an American-Syrian Muslim, sincerely with love,