As most people who get their news from blogs know by now, Paris saw a severe flare-up of the so-called French Intifada again the previous week. The incident that sparked the street violence was the accidental death on Sunday November 25 of two teenagers, Mouhsin and Lakhamy, who had no ancestors in Norway nor in Lithuania, Denmark or Wales. While driving without the compulsory crash helmets on a stolen motorcycle in the Parisian suburb of Villiers-le-Bel, they crashed at breakneck speed into a police vehicle. Their death signalled the start of extremely violent riots in which an enraged and hysterical mob already the same night destroyed two police precincts and a petrol station, torched a few dozen cars, looted stores and wounded a mimimum of 25 police officers, two of them seriously.
The second night, muslim youths not only attacked police officers and firemen in Villiers-le-Bel, but also in nearby Sarcelles and Garges-les-Gonesses. In this night's riots 82 officers got wounded, 10 of them by buckshot and pellet. According to Patrice Ribeiro of the Police Union "Synergie" the rioters included "genuine urban guerrillas". Gilles Wiart, deputy chief of the SGP-FO Police Union reported that one rioter "was firing off two shots, reloading in a stairwell, coming back out -- boom, boom -- and firing again". Even a makeshift bazooka which shot clusters of nails was used. In addition, 63 cars, two schools, a bank, a public library, and a supermarket were torched. To set the buildings ablaze, the "youths" crashed burning cars into them. The third night the mourners, still coping with their grievous loss, burned a nursery school, a car dealership and a library in vain hopes of getting over the tragedy. Distant relatives in the southern French city of Toulouse lent moral support by torching twenty cars in that locality. Omar Sehhouli, the brother of Mouhssin Sehhouli who was killed in the initial accident, was quoted as saying to a reporter from the French press agency AFP that "the eruption of violence is not what it seems. This is not violence, but just anger that needs to be expressed”.
What is obvious is that apart from the pillaging, the number of head-on attacks against the police forces takes a steep rise. Whereby over the past years mostly "only" rocks, iron bars and molotov cocktails were thrown against the gendarmerie, this time a significan number of hunting rifles and air rifles were used. No Pasaran! writes:
According to the latest available figures, some 130 police officers were injured in the rioting, with several of them being seriously wounded by gunfire (Le Figaro, Nov. 30). One police officer lost an eye; another was struck in the shoulder by a 12 mm cartridge fired from a shotgun; a third is reported to have been hit 30 times by pellets, eleven times in the face. Police have also reported being fired upon with an "improvised bazooka" (Le Figaro, Nov. 29). It is clear from the reports that still more serious injuries or even deaths were only avoided thanks to the heavy body armor that French police habitually wear in riot situations. "The use of firearms has been systematic," Patrice Ribeiro of the French police officers union Synergies Officiers told Le Figaro, "There was an intent to kill."
And from The Times Online:
“It felt like they were out to kill us,” said one of the officers in Villiers-le-Bel last week. “We knew that there were weapons in the suburbs, but they have never been turned against us like that. The kids were shooting at us at close range, loading and reloading their weapons. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
B.) THE NETHERLANDS.
The violence in Paris comes almost on the heels of the riots in Amsterdam, which started on Sunday, October 14. As readers may recall, on that day a Moroccan youth by the name of Bilal Bajaka walked into a police station in the Slotervaart neighborhood in West Amsterdam, and randomly started stabbing the officers present. One got a knife in the throat and shoulders as well as slashes in the face, another one, a woman officer, was stabbed in the chest and the back. Yet it was her who was still able to pull her weapon and shoot the scumbag dead. Bilal Bajaka was the brother of Abdullah Bajaka, who was arrested in 2005 for planning to blow up an El Al Boeing at Schiphol International Airport. He was also acquainted with Mohammed Bouyeri, Theo Van Gogh's murderer.
Bajaka's death set off a ten-day spree of carbeques, attacks on police stations, damage to public infrastructure, shop looting and generally terrorizing the neighborhood. In sharp contrast to French Police, Dutch Police during most of the riots stood by and did nothing. It's not that they didn't want to, but they were ordered not to intervene by Amsterdam's mayor, the socialist Job Cohen, in a vain attempt to "calm things down". Of course, neither can the leadership of Amsterdam's Top Cop, Bernard Welten, hardly be called inspiring: on Dutch TV he officially announced the so-called De-escalation policy in order to avoid "...a Parisian scenario. We need to keep the peace at all cost." And so Dutch police limited itself to some occasional arrests (only to release the perpetrators hours later) and escorting the fire crews, who were also assaulted by the Moroccan mob. After ten days the riots did indeed petered down, but only a fool would believe that Amsterdams problems with its muslim comunity are over. Rather, they are just beginning.
At roughly the same time, two events happening thousands of miles away from each other stirred up tensions in the Turkish community in Sint-Joost-Ten Node, a Brussels neighborhood. First a Commission of the US Congress endorsed a resolution condemning Turkey's murder on an estimated 1.5 million Armenians during WWI as a genocide. Then, skirmishes along the Turkish-Iraqi border resulted in the deaths of tens of Turkish troops at the hands of PKK rebels.
Apparently both developments were too much for hundreds of Turkish hotheads, who on Sunday October 21 took to the streets of Sint-Joost-ten-Node, leaving a trail of destruction behind them. Cars were torched, public infrastructure destroyed, shops looted. Upon passing a cafe called "Le Jardin de Babylone", the mob discovered it was run by an Armenian, a certain Mr. Peter Petrossian. Concrete blocks were smashed through the windows, the guests chased away and the interior destroyed. Mr. Petrossian, who had to flee for his life, recalls that the thugs shouted: "It's an Armenian! Kill him! Bust his cafe!" Police was attacked too, to the extent that even a twit like Sint-Joost-ten-Nodes mayor, Jean Demannez, felt compelled to call for reinforcements, justifying this by saying "We have to stop the thugs. The Turks cannot hijack the rest of the population.". If a Parti Socialiste mayor says that, things must be very hot indeed. He got 80 more police officers, but these too were unable to quell the unrest. For several days cars were burnt, public transportation services attacked, with passengers thrown off the buses and utilities busted, and shop windows smashed. Even the nearby US Embassy was targeted, but - when it's good, we say it also - a large police presence there prevented any damage (although the US flag on the pole outside was stolen). Finally, even more reinforcements and widespread use of watercannon turned the tide.
The Brussels 2007 muslim riots conjure up memories of the 2006 riots, although these were mostly, if not exclusively, the work of Moroccan thughs. On September 24, 2006, a 25-year old inmate of Vorst prison, Fayçal Chaaban, acted so violently against the prison guards that they sedated him. When upon awakening he continued to beat and shout, a second dose was administered. Apparently this was an overdose, since he never woke up again. When news of his death seeped out the day after, this was the signal for a Moroccan mob to start violent riots in the Marollen neighborhood in central Brussels. Several cars and a shop were torched, windows smashed, and a trail of devastation was left in their wake. This went on for several days. Buses and trams full of commuters were pelted with stones, bus stops were shattered, and a youth center at the Place de la Querelle was burned. The firemen trying to extinguish the flames were attacked. Perhaps the most repulsive act was when the scumbags threw two molotov cocktails into the Saint Peter Hospital, luckily without too much damage...
When we examine these events, we can conclude two things.
The first is that islamic youths unmistakably use a totally skewed logic. Two young petty criminals foolishly kill themselves (France). A twentysomething with a decadelong past of robbery tries to kill cops doing civil work at their desk. Thousands of miles away, a conflict is fought between a rebel group and the Turkish Army. A young criminal dies of an accident. And yet... in all these instances, the islamic mob aims its retaliation at the very society they live in. Shops and innocent bystanders are attacked. Cars used by anonymous working class heroes torched. Public services they themselves use, are rendered unusable. Behaviour like this is anathema to westerners, who usually - provided they are not leftists - upon hearing of the shooting death of a dangerous white criminal, will actually welcome the news, often using some swell endorsement like "Good riddance". Not so our Moroccan, Turkish and/or Algerian co-citizens. And no, I'm not narrowing down my spectre to the guys who actually took to the streets. These 10 to 25-year old hotheads have mothers and fathers. Were I to know that my son took part in some violent riot one day, I'd make sure he'd long passionately to sit on the school banks the next morning - despite a raw butt. It is obvious that the perpetrators' parents don't give a flying sh*t - pardon my French - about the whereabouts of their offspring if the latter are curiously absent from the house and the telly shows carbeques round the clock.
The second thing is that, no matter how illogical the behaviour of the muslim crowds is, we are and remain faced with it. It is not going to change, to the contrary. The muslim riots, getting worse with every passing year, are a signal that our legal and judicial systems are put to the test. If anything is clear from what happened at Villiers-le-Bel, Slotervaart or Sint-Joost-ten-Node, it's that these riots are meant to indicate that territory is being claimed. Few things illustrate this more clearly than the sea of blood red Turkish flags and the ubiquitous posters of Kemal Ataturk in the latter community. And these flags and posters illustrate too the utter failure of the multicultural pipedream.
French judge and blogger Jean de Maillard (who is a Vice-president of the Superior Court of Orléans, and a professor at the Institute of Political Science in Paris), writes "Dans les banlieues, le pire reste à venir". (In the suburbs, the worst has yet to come). The Brussels Journal uses a rather "liberal" interpretation of de Maillard's post when the title of its referring post is: "A judge warns: France should prepare for civil war." But even if the good judge stopped short of writing to prepare for guerre civile, for me it's abundantly clear that the current trend can lead only to this outcome. It's that, or living in slavery in a future impoverished Eurabia where stupid muslim masses ask themselves in 2050 where the social security manna came from back in 2005. Where they may even then not realize that the exact mechanics which killed the economy in their countries: a deady marriage between islam and socialism - and which they imported here - killed Europes economy too.
What will it take for the leftist loons to wake up?
Do we really have to wait for the first dead cop?