Frédéric Saint Clair is an analyst in strategy and political communication. Former chargé de mission to Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, he published La Droite face à l'Islam (Salvator, 2018).
A massacre of young children, probably the worst horror we can conceive, took place in a park in the city of Annecy this Thursday, June 08, 2023. The perpetrator of the attack? A Syrian refugee. Islamist? No, this time, the murderer claims to be a Christian! Let's put it bluntly: It is Islam that was expected at the turn of the Annecy knife attack, not Christianity. As of tonight, on television sets, it is possible that some observers will feel disconcerted, especially if they belong to a so-called "civilizational" right. For after having targeted so much and so much violence inherent in Islam, it must be difficult to make the theoretical patterns inherited from the "clash of civilizations" coincide with this bloody fact that testifies ...
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