Unemployment in French Muslim communities driving youth to radicalism – ex-intelligence chief

The tragedy in Nice is the latest horrifying terrorist attack to hit France, with hundreds of people falling victim to extremists. Authorities are waging a frantic battle against the plague of radicalism, at the same facing criticism from citizens, who are upset by the limitation of their liberties. Yet self-radicalized ‘soldiers of the caliphate’ are ready to kill and be killed in the name of Islamic State. Why does France face a disproportionate share of terrorist violence? Will French citizens now have to accept this kind of threat as a part of their daily lives? And with a strong backlash against the Muslim community now inevitable – could a civil war be ripening in France? We ask former intelligence chief at France’s External Security Agency, Alain Juillet, on Sophie&Co today.

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