ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – A summer of continuous Islamic terror attacks across France have caused tourists to treat French landmarks as if they were radioactive. Paris attractions alone have lost $850 million dollars this year in tourism revenue.
Bullet holes riddle the windows of Café Bonne Beire in Paris
“It’s time to realize that the tourism sector is going through an industrial disaster,” the head of the Paris region tourist board, Frederic Valletoux, said in a statement. Visitors to the Arc de Triomphe fell more than a third in the first half of 2016 from the same period a year earlier, the tourist board said. The Grand Palais museum reported a 43.9 percent slump and the Palace of Versailles just short of 20 percent. The number of Japanese visitors almost halved in the first half of the year from last, according to tourist board figures. Russian numbers were down by more than a third and Chinese by almost a fifth.
“Hotels are already laying off staff though they’re not saying it. This industry is on its knees and it needs relief measures now. Hoteliers need the weapons to fight back,” Georges Panayotis, head of hotel research firm MKG group, told Reuters.
Hotel revenues were down 15 percent this summer in the Paris region. Wealthier tourists in particular are staying away, with high-end hotels reporting declines of between 30 and 40 percent. Tourism typically provides more than 7 percent of France’s gross domestic product. France has suffered a series of disastrous Islamic State attacks that killed 130 people in Paris last year in an attack on a night time music concert and more recently there was even more horrific carnage when a gunman drove a truck into crowds, mowing down adults and children celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera city of Nice this July.
“The Nice attack derailed our hopes of a recovery. It’s a dramatic situation and there will be job cuts in the sector if things do not get better by the end of the year,” Christian Navet, head of the UMIH-Paris-Ile-de-France hotel federation, said.
The French response has been weak and tepid. The boldest action that the French have put forward so far is to ban women from wearing Burkinis on its beaches, and women from wearing full veils in schools. This only addresses tangential symptoms, however. The root cause of France’s woes is the open borders and unrestricted Muslim migration that its socialist leaders have engineered to fundamentally transform the country.
EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker, speaking at the Alpbach Media Academy, said: ‘Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.’ He called for all borders across Europe to be opened, despite the chaos caused over the last year from the flood in refugees fleeing Syria and the wave of terror attacks hitting various continent’s cities.
In Germany, official denial of the migrant crisis is even worse. Ralf Jäger, interior minister of migrant crime-hit German state North Rhine-Westphalia, has spoken out against Germany introducing a French-style Burqa ban, saying to do so would mean banning all religious clothing — including Santa Claus outfits. Jäger shot to prominence over his role in the failure to handle, and subsequent cover-up of, the Cologne New Year’s Eve migrant rape attacks.
Which may be the whole point. Socialists have wanted an excuse for decades to officially ban Christian traditions, holidays, and public worship. Importing in violent and intolerant Muslims gives them that excuse. The Globalists are not just working to create a one world government. They are working to destroy Christianity and the Renaissance and return humanity into a condition of bondage under tyrants.
Islam delivers chaos and bloodshed where ever it goes. A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers’ hostel in Australia and two people were injured. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who had yelled “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) when arrested.
An almost identical attack occurred at almost the same time a world away in Virginia. On Saturday, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui allegedly injured a man and woman at an apartment complex in Roanoke, yelling “Allahu akbar”. Farooqui has no known connection to either victim, but is reported to have been trying to behead them with a knife.
The socialist elites, from Barack Obama to Angela Merkel, know what they are doing. They are injecting a virus into the body of Western Civilization, to destroy it. “Fundamental Transformation” is just a euphemism for the destruction of the West, of Christianity, of individual freedoms, and of those who are of white, European ancestry.
The battle lines are clear. If you want more death and chaos and tyranny, vote for Hillary. If you want the madness to end, and have a Return to Normalcy, then vote for Trump.