Why Obama Boycotted France’s Terror March
Two of the biggest mysteries surrounding Barack Obama’s presidency involve his snubbing of close allies. Why did he kiss off the French in their terror grief? For the same reason he sent an Oval Office statue of Churchill back to the Brits: anti-colonialism.
Anti-colonialism is the idea that Western countries got rich and powerful by oppressing and plundering poor countries and peoples, and that they continue to exploit minorities like Muslim immigrants within their societies.
Obama’s baffling decision to skip the anti-terror rally in Paris is rooted in this ideology, which he adopted from writer Frantz Fanon, a French-African revolutionary who played a major role in his intellectual development.
If Fanon were alive today, he’d take solace in the Muslim terror siege of France. He’d also be proud of his Oval Office admirer’s boycott of the French government’s protest march.
In 1954, Fanon left France for Algeria, where he joined Muslim rebels in their fight for independence. He railed against the French colonizers, claiming they were raping Algerian culture by banning the Muslim veil and other forms of Westernization — something French Muslims complain Paris is doing again today.
The French government expelled Fanon from Algiers and threatened to arrest him if he caused more trouble. Fanon went on to pen a defense of the right for colonized people to use violence to gain independence. He titled his treatise, “The Wretched of the Earth.”
While Paris censored the book, it became a personal favorite of Obama. While attending Occidental and Columbia universities, he debated it tirelessly with other politically active black students, along with Muslim immigrants.
Algerians, Tunisians, Moroccans and Senegalese eventually all gained their independence, and as part of decolonization, France began welcoming the families of migrant workers from the North African region. A trickle of Muslim immigrants quickly turned into a flood, and today France is home to some 6 million Muslims — the most in Europe.
Now, African Muslims are in effect colonizing parts of France.
Police have virtually lost control over some 750 urban immigrant enclaves that have become breeding grounds for jihadists like the two Parisian terrorists of Algerian descent and the one of Senegalese descent who slaughtered French journalists, police and Jews in a bloody two-day rampage in the City of Light. Fanon would absolutely relish such a turnabout.
For Obama’s part, there’s no doubt he sympathizes with formerly colonized Africans and their children, a concern he repeatedly — and angrily — expresses in his memoir, “Dreams From My Father.”