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    Civil war is brewing in France.

    That’s the warning from a number of French soldiers to President Emmanuel Macron.

    They accuse the president of granting what they called concessions to Islamism.

    The open letter was posted on a far-right website Valeurs Actuelles.

    And echoed a similar text published last month by a group of retired generals.

    Both letters were condemned by the French government.

    But welcomed by far-right leader Marine Le Pen who is seen as Macron’s main rival in next year’s presidential election.

    But is this a political manoeuvre?

    Or does it reflect a real malaise of French society?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

    Guests

    Renaud Girard, Chief Foreign Correspondent at Le Figaro

    Nizar Messari, Associate professor of International Studies at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

    Yasser Louati, human rights activist and Head of Committee for Justice and Liberties.

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