7:18 PM

France is Burning.....Again

Posted by Skye |

VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France, Nov. 27 — Dodging rocks and projectiles, the police lined the streets of this tense suburb Tuesday where angry youths have vowed to seek revenge for the deaths of two teenagers who died in a weekend collision with a police car.

Police union officials warned that the violence was escalating into urban guerrilla warfare, with shotguns aimed at officers — a rare sight in the last major outbreak of suburban unrest, in 2005.

More than 80 have been injured so far — four of them as a result of gunfire — and the rage was still simmering Tuesday afternoon. Inside the city hall of Villiers-le-Bel, a group of visiting mayors appealed for calm while police officers dodged rocks outside.

“We are sitting targets,” said Sophie Bar, a local police officer who stood guard outside. “They were throwing rocks at us and it was impossible to see where they came from. They just came raining over the roof.”

The violence was set off by the deaths of two teenagers on a motorbike who were killed in a crash with a police car Sunday night. The scene, with angry (Muslim) youths targeting the police mostly with firebombs, rocks and other projectiles, was reminiscent of three weeks of rioting in 2005.

Two teenagers who ignored warnings to pull over and were driving erratically. They would be alive today, if they acted reasonable and sanely. But hey, any excuse for a riot, no?

But senior police officials warned that the violence was more intense this time. “Things have changed since 2005,” said Joachim Masanet, secretary general of the police wing of the UNSA trade union. “We have crossed a red line. When these kids aim their guns at police officers, they want to kill them. They are no longer afraid to shoot a policeman. We are only on the second day since the accident, and already they are shooting guns at the police.” Some young men stood by the charred timbers of the town’s police station, laughing and surveying the damage.

Not only police stations, but a grade school:

and a library:

Cem, 18, of Turkish origin, declined to give his name because he feared police reprisals. But he and his friend Karim, of Algerian descent, said they both had participated in rioting over the past two days.

Let me guess, both teenagers practice the religion of peace when not particpating in the destruction of their own neighborhood.

“That’s just the beginning,” Cem said. “This is a war. There is no mercy. We want two cops dead.” Karim added: “The police brought this on themselves. They will regret it.”

Is this an example of what Ron Paul calls 'blowback'? It is interesting to note that both teens are far more interested in death over justice for these two dead juveniles. This story has the stench of the Paris muslim riots of 2005.

The quote above is eerily similar to a photo from a muslim riot in London a few years back:

Six of the officers hurt in the clashes Monday were in serious condition, according to Francis Debuire, a police union official. Four were wounded by gunfire, including one who lost an eye and another who suffered a shattered shoulder. The biggest risk, the police say, is that the violence will spread.

In 2005, unrest cascaded through more than 300 towns, leaving 10,000 cars burned and 4,700 people arrested. As night fell in Villiers-le-Bel, the anxiety was evident. Strangers warned people to hide their cellphones because youths were snatching them on the street. People hurried to their homes, while some gathered in knots on street corners. Police helicopters circling public housing developments spotted stockpiles of rocks stacked along the roofs.

Naim Masoud, 39, a teaching assistant in Villiers-le-Bel, said that, in her school, even 8-year-old children talked about racism and discrimination by the police. “It will take a lot more than riot police to cure this neighborhood,” she said. “These children feel like foreigners. It is inexcusable what they are doing, but the seeds are deep.”

Why do they feel marginalized? Why place their own ethnicity over being, well, French? This is the effect of self segregation, otherwise known as multiculturalism, producing individuals who believe they are inferior making them easy marks for radical islam and liberal race baiters.
Some of the fiercest clashes Monday took place near a bakery where one of the dead, a 16-year-old known only as Larami because his identity has not been made public, was an apprentice. Habib Friaa, the owner of the bakery, said Larami had been highly regarded. He was stunned, he added, to learn Monday about his death. “It’s quite something to say goodbye to somebody on Saturday and learn two days later that he died. We’re like a family here because we’re a small business,” Mr. Friaa said, noting that Larami “was not a delinquent. He was somebody who was learning our profession and he was serious.”

My thoughts and prayers go out to the wounded French police officers. To the pox on humanity that burn schools, libraries, and police stations - you are only destroying yourself - which would be an improvement to mankind.

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