Monday, October 23, 2006
French police unions are claiming that French police are now facing a "permanent intifada" in the wake of yet another outburst of violence specifically targeting officers yesterday.
In Epinay-Sur-Seine, on October 13th, a routine call answered by officers turned out to be a trap; a car darted out to block officer's path, and dozens of hooded Muslim youths emerged from darkened areas, attacking the policemen with stones, ball bats, and even tear gas. One cop was hospitalized, but no arrests were made.
One officer required 30 stitches to his face after being struck with a stone.
Police aren't the only ones being targeted. Firefighters and EMT's are also being attacked, and often require police escorts to go into Islamic neighborhoods. Not even civilians are safe:
Yesterday, 30 Muslim youths forced passengers out of a bus in Paris, lit it on fire and then attempted to stone firefighters that responded to put out the fire. All of that in broad daylight, and only two people were arrested.
Welcome to dhimmitude. The French have always been quick to retreat in the face of opposition in recent history, and they are now reaping the rewards of "cultural sensitivity" and weak foreign and domestic policy.
As you can see, the MSM is watering stories like this down, saying that "gangs" attacked officers, or "youths from largely immigrant neighborhoods". They even go on to EDITORIALIZE in one paragraph after reporting that "minority" (re: Muslim) youths think, of course, that they are being discriminated against by police.
"Such perceived ill-treatment fuels feelings of injustice, as do the difficulties that many youths from immigrant families have finding work."
Welcome to dhimmitude. With the media sweeping the truth under the rug, be it for fear of not appearing P.C. enough, or fear of Islamic retribution, or even for more nefarious political reasons, they have done us a great disservice. We (the average Joe) may not see the scope of the threat against us until it is too late.
French police, meanwhile, are on guard against another Ramadan riot, fearing the recent attacks on officers are an attempt to spark them anew.
"We are getting the impression these youths want a 'remake' of what happened last year," said Fred Lagache, national secretary of the Alliance police union. "The youths are trying to cause a police error to justify chaos."