Monday, January 08, 2007



Strasbourg, Happy New Year!!!

Enigma! After having been alerted by a fellow blogger (DO, thank you dude) that New Year's Day in Fwance smelled a little rôti, it took me only 40 minutes to find a relevant article:

PARIS (AFP) - Quelque 313 véhicules ont été incendiés et 83 autres ont brûlé par propagation en France métropolitaine au cours de la nuit du nouvel an, tandis que 258 personnes ont été interpellées, a-t-on appris lundi auprès de la direction générale de la police nationale (DGPN).

Selon ce bilan, arrêté à 06H00, sur 25.000 policiers et gendarmes mobilisés, trois policiers ont été légèrement blessés, dont l'un à Paris, bousculé par une voiture sur les Champs-Elysées, où 400.000 personnes ont fêté l'entrée dans l'année 2007, et deux autres lors d'interpellations, selon la même source.

Durant la précédente nuit de la Saint-Sylvestre, 425 véhicules avaient été incendiés (dont 177 en Ile-de-France), contre un total de 333 il y a deux ans, selon un bilan définitif communiqué par la DGPN...

In short, on the night of December 31st, 2006 to January 1st, 2007, in the land formerly known as La Douce France a total of 393 cars were burned and 258 muslim French youths arrested. The youngest ones reported were 8 and 10 years old, and were setting fire to dustbins in the eastern city of Strasbourg. In a Paris suburb, three others aged between 10 and 12 were arrested as they were carrying cans filled with gasoline. The good news is that the number of cars flambéed was 32 down from the night before. Plus, out of a total of 25,000 police officers deployed, only three were wounded.

After searching for another half hour, I found out that at least in Tasmania the news did not go unnoticed either. Meanwhile, French Parti Socialiste presidential candidate Ségolène Royal shakes hands with Hezbollah bigshots.

In years to come, never say that MFBB kept quiet.



Car-B-Q in MontfermeilThe excellent French blog NoPasaran! reports that Le Nouvel Observateur, one of the more reliable journals, cites radio broadcaster Radio1 which says that in fact 683 French cars went up in flames during New Year's night, and not 393. It appears now that the number 393, apart from being way too low in itself, is also the result of countings stopped at 6am on the morning of January 1. NoPasaran! claims that French Police deliberately "kept" the number low, so as not to cause panic among 90% of the French population (10% of the French population, or 6 million, is muslim). From Le Nouvel Observateur Online:

Le nombre de voitures brûlées lors de la nuit de la Saint Sylvestre "est 70%" plus élevé que le chiffre fourni par le ministère de l'Intérieur le 1er janvier au matin. Ce sont les chiffres établis jeudi 11 janvier par Europe 1 après son enquête conduite auprès des préfectures. Selon la radio, 683 voitures ont été incendiées cette nuit-là. Le ministère avait publié de son côté un bilan, arrêté à 6h00 le 1er janvier, se montant à 396 voitures brûlées, dont 83 par propagation."

In short, Radio1 says the real number of cars set ablaze during New Year's night is 70% higher than the offical figure of the French Interior Ministry. The new number is the result of an inquiry conducted by Radio1 among the préfectures, and concluded on January 11. The inquiry's result is 683 cars burnt. Note also the photo above of a car burning in Montfermeil, department Seine-Saint-Denis. To me it looks like a police car - you can make out "ICE" on the passenger's door. Since it is not spelled "GLACE", the French word for "ice", we can exclude the possibility it was an ice cream vendor.

Barely a whiff in the French news. Nothing at all in the Belgian news. The fairytale of the multiculti Utopia has to be maintained at all cost.

Roasted Food for thought.

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