France is on the verge of a ‘civil war’ which could be sparked by the mass sexual assault of women by migrants similar to the one seen in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, the country’s head of intelligence has said. He believes the situation is so tense and fragile that another major Islamist terror attack or mass migrant sexual assault could lead to a huge right-wing backlash.
Patrick Calvar, chief of the Directorate General of Internal Security, told members of the French parliamentary commission: ‘We are on the brink of civil war’.
According to French newspaper Le Figaro, he said: ‘This confrontation I think it will take place.’Even one or two attacks and it will happen. It therefore behooves us to anticipate and block all these groups.’
Yesterday a leaked report revealed a staggering 1,200 women were sexually abused in German cities during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The police document said detectives believe 2,000 men were involved across various cities but that the bulk of the crimes were committed in Cologne and Hamburg, where 600 and 400 sexual assaults on women were reported respectively.