Proxy politics have clouded the Republican march in Paris. Right at this moment, millions swell the heart of Paris, denouncing with all their might all barbarism in the name of religion. But beneath this loud and unequivocal cry for unity, lies an unspoken consensus that the enemy is Islam. This, in itself, sets the stage for nothing but a furtherance of the obviously unwanted polarization of the French society. It will strengthen the hands of the other extremists from the National Front of Le Pen who want to wipe out or cleanse society from all immigrants. This is a historic moment for Francois Hollande to revamp his political career, which has been in a steady slump. But I’m afraid this may very well be just another show of force–quite shallow in substance.