When French Identity Died


If there is no such thing as a "true Frenchmen," then everyone in France can be French, and there is no need to wonder about how to "integrate" Muslims into a French identity that no longer exists. Muslims in France are already almost as French as they need to be, in Macron's rosy view, and the only problem, for Macron, is making sure that "foreign states" do not build and maintain mosques in France, or train and pay for French imams. He does not see the problem as one of an ideology, Islam, irredeemably hostile to what makes France.