Monday, October 09, 2006
Clashes STILL ongoing in France?
David Warren comments on a situation the media seems to have forgotten about:
One then turns to an unusual item in Thursday's Daily Telegraph, which mentions that 2,500 French police officers have been injured so far this year in otherwise unreported continuing clashes with Muslim youths in France's housing estates and "banlieues".The media never stops talking about Katrina or Mark Foley. Ongoing religious violence in France? Forget about it.
The matter came up because the head of a police union (Michel Toomis of Action Police) had appealed to the French government to supply his members with armoured cars, to patrol certain Muslim neighbourhoods. Among other things, he mentioned that, "We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more, it is an intifada, with stones and Molotov cocktails."