These are the first lines of the French national anthem, "La Marseillaise" - undoubtedly the most beautiful and stirring anthem. It was written by Rouget de Lisle, an officer in the French army who came from the city of Marseille, in the late 18th century when France was fighting to become a republic with equal rights for everyone.
When one hears these words today, it seems as if de Lisle wrote them in the past few days, in response to the current situation of "La Grande Nation" - the great nation, as patriotic Frenchmen refer to their country.
"Arise children of the fatherland, the day of glory has arrived" - because if the children of the fatherland fail to act immediately and powerfully against the Muslim murderers, the latter will fulfill the intention which they are not even trying to conceal and continue their efforts to occupy the West from the Christians and impose a Muslim rule there.
When there is no other choice, even a democracy is allowed to change its rules - and this time, French President François Hollande did announce important changes and decide to take many authorities which have not been used to far into his hands and the hands of the French security forces. Even Hollande, one of the weakest presidents France has ever had, has finally realized that he must act to stop and destroy the enemy.
But France must act immediately and with all its might. The Islamic State has only tens of thousands of fighters, concentrated in two districts in Syria and Iraq. There is no doubt that with a planned and powerful offensive, the Western forces will be able not only to defeat the enemy - but maybe even destroy it once and for all.
It's true that France and other countries which are being threatened by the ISIS-affiliated terrorists - Belgium, Holland and Britain, for example - could pay a price as a result of such an attack on the ISIS strongholds. But the goal - in other words, the freedom and future of the European countries - is worth the losses.
All those alleged experts who claim that Europe has no chance in its war against ISIS without the help of the American military forces are wrong and misleading. France, Britain and weaker European countries possess preferable weapons and military abilities, and are capable of destroying the ISIS threat. But in order to do so, they must act as fast as possible. They must remember that there are only two options: A sweeping and absolute European victory, or an ongoing danger of a future Islamic rule in Europe.
"Arise children of the fatherland."