In an interesting move from the French government, they have announced a formal inquiry into the state of Christian persecution within Algeria according to a report:
The French Parliament has officially opened an inquiry into the persecution of Christians in Algeria. The inquiry specifically points to Algeria’s closure of churches and legal proceedings held against Christian leaders, including those who imported Christian books.
Algeria uses building safety committees to shutter churches indefinitely. The authorities also create substantial obstacles for the opening of new churches, making it impossible and leaving Christians to worship in buildings intended for other uses. Algeria has cracked down against churches since 2017, increasingly forcing Christians out of the public sphere.
The authorities have not only closed churches, but have also targeted Christian leaders. Algeria’s constitution provides for the freedom of worship but declares Islam to be the state religion. Insulting or offending Islam is considered a criminal offense. In addition to imprisonment, convicted Christians can also face hefty fines if convicted of blasphemy (source)
Algeria was a former French colony until 1963, and has continued to maintain close relations with France. Many of the Maghrebins, or Muslims living in France, come from Algeria because of this in the same way why there are many South Asians (Bengali, Indian, and Pakistan people) living in the UK, Turks living Germany, or east Africans living in Italy (the land that makes up Somalia and parts of Kenya and Ethiopia was once a colony of Italy).
Former European Commission member Bernard Connolly pointed out in 2009 that Europe wants to use “global crises” to assert her influence around the world once again. This was made blatantly clear with the “refugee crisis” that began in 2015 and dominated news headlines for practically all of 2016. This was the lever by which nationalism was able to be revived within Germany and continues to grow practically without limits and is reaching dangerous levels as it is starting to translate into regional separatism and militarism.
The French government is notoriously atheistic, particularly since the current French republic came from the French Revolution that destroyed the power of the Church in France and has since continually opposed her. France has a Christian history, but that was in ages past, and is no more today. Indeed, even during Medieval times in Europe and at the height of Christendom, there was much political tension between the Church and France so much that the French tried to seize control over the Church. This resulted in the Avignon crisis, also known as the Western Schism, and never fully healed because it was the first major attempt at a nationalization of the Church and was part of an ongoing pattern that continued throughout continental Europe until it fully metastasized in the early 16th century in Germany with Lutheran heresy and whose support by wealthy noblemen in the name of power brought about the nationalistic Protestant Revolution.
For many of the few “Christians” that are left in France, such Christianity is synonymous with ethnic nationalism and not a genuine belief in the tenets of the Faith.
Consider the above video that came out in June 2013 from The Remnant, a traditionalist Catholic newspaper in the US. This march, which was attended by Remnant editor Michael Matt, would appear on the surface to be normal and good, and much of it is. However, notice among the participants that many are carrying the French national flag. While this would not seem to be a “bad” thing, as noted above, that particular flag was born from the French Revolution. While one wants to show a love of one’s nation, the the fact that said flag cannot be separated from the anti-clericalism and hatred of the Church makes one question why it should be present anywhere at a march whose purpose is a prayerful call for the re-Christianization of France. One cannot serve God and the gain of wealth, and likewise one cannot serve a the philosophy of Christ and the philosophy of the French Revolution.
Because of France’s ties with the US and all of her Western European neighbors she also played important roles in Operation Gladio which was directed for years by Francois de Grossouvre. France continues to work with Germany and the US in directing her economic and business policies towards the creation of conditions for a third major global conflict.
Christians have been dying in North Africa for decades, especially within Algeria, many of them Frenchmen or French nationals. Perhaps the most infamous example of this was the massacre of the Monks of Tibhirine in 1996 by Islamic terrorists, of which all were Frenchmen and all were later canonized by the Catholic Church. Curiously, in 2009, a French general said that it was not “Islamic terrorists,” who killed the monks, but rather it was the Algerian government.
This statement from the French general is curious, and would not seem to make sense unless one puts it into the context of Gladio.
It is a known an proven fact that Western governments support Islamic terrorist groups for political purposes, and that they will train, supply, and provide logistical and tactical support to them. This is most obvious with the US, but it applies to all nations of NATO, as they are in the realm of the Gladio program.
What is to say that the general was alluding to the idea that while it is true the terrorists were Muslims and it was done for Islam, that the group itself was made either from elements within or with the support of the Algerian military working as part of a project under Gladio overseen by the French? This does not deny the Islamic sentiments of the attack, or the martyrdom of the monks, but rather shows that elements within French intelligence and to that, likely American intelligence, also was responsible for the deaths of these monks because they created the conditions for their slaughter to be used for political purposes just as what happened to the Christians of Iraq and Syria with the US. Indeed it was Islamic terrorists who massacred the Christians of the Levant, but they did so only with training, support, and weapons provided and paid for by the US government for the purpose of causing massive social upheaval to drive nationalism. Indeed, what Muslims did not do in fourteen centuries the American realized through their support of Islamic terrorist groups in scarcely fourteen years.
It does not make sense, therefore, that France would have any interest whatsoever in helping the “persecuted Christians” of Algeria when her “modern history” has been so opposed to everything that Christianity stands for. Given that this “inquiry” is taking place at a time when nationalism is rising, France has been supporting such groups for her own gain as a part of her involvement in western politics, and that it is known that such social discontent is being created in order to foster a revival of old imperial goals, it only adds to the pile of evidence suggesting that this story is not about helping people, but about a greater project of power and domination that will likely show its head in the future and only result in the deaths of more innocent people, of which many of them likely will be Christians.