« Gaza Descends | Main | Cowboy Diplomacy Looks Pretty Good These Days »
The French police have suffered 14 injuries a day trying to quell riots in the Muslim housing projects as the nation has started to recognize that they face an organized, armed resistance. While management says that the confrontation involves organized crime, the boots on the ground say the issue has evolved into a less secular conflict than the politicians care to acknowledge:
Radical Muslims in France's housing estates are waging an undeclared "intifada," or uprising, against the police, with violent clashes injuring about 14 officers each day.
As the Interior Ministry announced that nearly 2,500 officers had been wounded this year, a police union declared that its members were "in a state of civil war" with Muslims in the most depressed "banlieue" estates. Banlieue, which means outskirts, is the commonly used euphemism for the low-income housing projects heavily populated by unemployed youths of North African origin.
The police union said it had asked the government to provide police with armored cars to protect officers in the estates, which it said were becoming no-go zones.
The number of attacks has risen by a third in two years. Police representatives told the newspaper Le Figaro that the "taboo" of attacking officers on patrol has been broken. Instead, officers -- especially those patrolling in pairs or small groups -- are facing attacks when they try to arrest locals.
Some have even used the term "civil war" to describe the scene in France. The police face ever-increasing resistance to their presence in the Muslim projects. Police speak about how a simple arrest can empty the local apartments and turn into a massive confrontation, as the locals try to keep police from detaining Muslims. They face coordinated attacks, using stones and Molotov cocktails, attempting to drive them out of the projects and drawing a demarcation of French power on French soil.
The French have a real problem on their hands in the projects. Where radical Muslims gain ground, a rejection of state authority follows, and the French resistance to assimilation has allowed radical Islam to fester in these areas. It should surprise few now that the isolation of the Muslims in France has resulted in violence and a de facto intifada, and the problem will not get better by appeasing the rioters and allowing them to drive the police out of the projects.
Le Intifada should serve as a warning to Europe and the West, and not just in terms of immigration policy. Radical Islamism threatens the basis of the nation-state, and once it gains a toehold, it becomes difficult to roll back. That's why we have to push back against it whenever and wherever it appears and convince moderates and fence-sitters that theocratic rule is not inevitable.Sphere It View blog reactions
TrackBack URL for this entry is
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference France Facing Intifada:
Tracked on October 12, 2006 9:53 AM
» Shoot Them! from SpeckBlog
Captain’s Quarters They won’t respect you until you use sufficient force to quell the lawless. The French police have suffered 14 injuries a day trying to quell riots in the Muslim housing projects as the nation has started to recognize... [Read More]
Tracked on October 12, 2006 10:18 AM
» French police union: Muslims are waging civil war against us from Morning Coffee
Radical Muslims in France’s housing estates are waging an undeclared “intifada” against the police, with violent clashes injuring an average of 14 officers each day. As the interior ministry said that nearly 2,500 officers had been wo... [Read More]
Tracked on October 12, 2006 12:25 PM
» Dismissive Media- Jihadists Gain Ground from http://mensa-barbie.blogspot.com/2006/10/dubious-charities-hitting-terror.html
Posting this film again... It appears that those (of MSM) who project bits and pieces of the merging jihadi culture; either fail to connect with the enormity, or the challenge of 'politics' casts a shadow on their perception... [Read More]
Tracked on October 14, 2006 6:01 PM
My Other Blog!
Comment Moderation Policy - Please Read!
Skin The Site
Des Moines Register
International Herald Tribune
The Weekly Standard
The New Republic
AP News (Yahoo! Headlines)
Guardian Unlimited (UK)
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
- dave on Another National Health Care System Horror Story
- brooklyn on Hillary Not Hsu Happy
- rbj on Hillary Not Hsu Happy
- Robin S on Requiem For A Betrayed Hero
- Ken on Hillary Not Hsu Happy
- Robin S. on Requiem For A Betrayed Hero
- RBMN on Hillary Not Hsu Happy
- NoDonkey on Another National Health Care System Horror Story
- Robin Munn on Fred Thompson Interview Transcript
- filistro on When Exactly Did Art Die?
Proud Ex-Pat Member of the Bear Flag League!