"Le nombre de « violences urbaines » commises en 2007 en France a été discrètement publié par le ministère de l’Intérieur. Il s’élève à 93 016, dont 37 359 incendies de véhicules, soit 102 par jour ! Le reste se répartit entre 26 217 incendies de poubelles, 7 955 dégradations de mobilier urbain (recensées dans la même catégorie, que celui-ci soit juste endommagé ou totalement détruit), 6 856 jets de projectile (les destinataires étant principalement les policiers et les pompiers), 5 658 rodéos automobiles et 4 101 « violences collectives à l’encontre des forces de sécurité, de secours et de santé », à distinguer des « jets de projectile » qui sont des actes individuels…"
I won't bother you with a translation of the whole text, just the first two sentences will do: "The number of "urban violence incidents" committed in 2007 in France has been discreetly publicized by the Interior Ministry. It amounts to 93,016, of which 37,359 car torchings, or 102 per day!"
Being a European, and a citizen of a neighbouring country at that, I have been following the phenomenon of French car torchings with a keen eye over the past three years, and posted now and then some updates when violence flared up exceptionally. From the information I was able to gather, it would transpire that over the two-year period spanning 2005 and 2006 alone, roughly 60,000 vehicles, almost exclusively cars but also buses, vans etc... were torched by "youths". Given the fact that these figures, even when obtained from reliable, sober French online magazines like Figaro, seem so fantastic one would be tempted to catalogize them as gross exxagerations, it is easy to put them aside and soothe the mind into assuming that it can't impossibly be that bad. An attitude in no small part helped by the scarce, and if forthcoming very discreet, down to earth, matter-of-factly and above all scant coverage by mainstream French media channels. "Surely, if really 30,000 cars were torched in a country like France, it would be on TV and in the newspapers all day, but it's not, so it can't be true, right?"
The French news blog Rue89 which, as far as I could discern, takes no particular political stance, comes up with an account of some newsgathering at the French Interior Ministry, see below. Those who read the comments section, may recall that I provided some links at the occasion of the 600 cars torched on the night of 13 to 14 July and the subsequent night as well (July 14 is the French National Holiday). A Rue89 editor, Zineb Dryef, recounts how his efforts to obtain meaningful stats from the Ministry met with an undeniable unwillingness to share information to which each and every (decent) French citizen should have access (the translation is of the cadre to the right):
On July 15, I contact the Ministry to try to get some information. I get some very courteous answers, I obtain some weird ciphres. After this phone call, I called several times more, sent a couple of emails, and pressed on before finally getting an evading [?] answer: "But what do you want with these numbers? We already made them public. Those of July 2007 and those of December 2007. So then, there is no reason to compare these very different events. We are not going to give you stats that you cannot analyze." Las [can't translate that]. I say that I'd really like them to process them by a qualified person. The morning after, I get a harsh reply from the ministry: "We have communicated on the matter already thoroughly. We will say nothing".
Mesdames et messieurs, there you have it. Am I preposterous to state there is an official taboo on the subject? I don't think so. How else would you explain the eardeafening silence surrounding the colossal, horrifying fact of CLOSE TO 100,000 CARS TORCHED IN FRANCE BY "YOUTHS" IN THE SPACE OF THREE YEARS?????? Extrapolate this to the United States, which has 300 million inhabitants compared to France's 60 million. It would mean that in the States, over 2005, 2006 and 2007 5 x 100,000 or 500,000, HALF-A-MILLION, vehicles had been set alight!!!
And it's not only cars. Take a close look again at the screenshot I took from Rue89, the paragraph to the left below: "In Gonesse (Val d'Oise), a gymnasium has been set on fire. In the town hall, one deplores the destruction of this 3,500 square meters space destined for the town's youths [what a howler! MFBB] "The demolition has now been completed, works [on reconstruction] are to commence in September. The criminal nature of the arson has been confirmed by the police."
We all know that the perpetrators of these crimes are France's famous "youths". As Mark Steyn once aptly remarked: "Youths, huh? Like Francois, Jean-Marie or Philippe?" The truth of the matter is of course that the "youths" in question are Alis, Saids, Zyads and, in more than one case, Mohammeds. I don't buy all that crap anymore about islam having nothing to do with it, the youths not being from madrassas, them being secular and listening to rap and using drugs and being simply unemployed and generally bored. If that is so, then why are the authorities enlisting the help of imams to calm those bozos down? The "youths" act like they do because they are raised in an environment where hatred of the infidel is cultivated and because they are taught to laugh at our laws. In 2006, in Clichy-sous-Bois, the locality where a year before Zyed Benna and Bouna Traore foolishly electrocuted themselves in a power station while hiding for the police, a monument was erected to commemmorate them. I suppose that the fella in the djellaba and the skullcap on the photo is a rocket technician.
The truth is as simple as it is inevitable. Islam has EVERYTHING to do with France's Car-B-Que plague. As of today, 10% of France's population is muslim already, and the riots and the violence we see, well, that's simply a dynamic that has always been there once muslims started to reach that peculiar treshold. A while back, Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs linked to a most interesting graph, see her post Islam: what it is, what it shall be:
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
United States -- Muslim 1.0%
Australia -- Muslim 1.5%
Canada -- Muslim 1.9%
China -- Muslim 1%-2%
Italy -- Muslim 1.5%
Norway -- Muslim 1.8%
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
Denmark -- Muslim 2%
Germany -- Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%
Spain -- Muslim 4%
Thailand -- Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population.
They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. ( United States ).
France -- Muslim 8%
Philippines -- Muslim 5%
Sweden -- Muslim 5%
Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad &Tobago -- Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions ( Paris --car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats ( Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).
Guyana -- Muslim 10%
India -- Muslim 13.4%
Israel -- Muslim 16%
Kenya -- Muslim 10%
Russia -- Muslim 10-15%
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8%
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
Bosnia -- Muslim 40%
Chad -- Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7%
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
Albania -- Muslim 70%
Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%
Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%
Sudan -- Muslim 70%
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%
Egypt -- Muslim 90%
Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%
Iran -- Muslim 98%
Iraq -- Muslim 97%
Jordan -- Muslim 92%
Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan -- Muslim 97%
Palestine -- Muslim 99%
Syria -- Muslim 90%
Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%
Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic House of Peace -- there's supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%
Somalia -- Muslim 100%
Yemen -- Muslim 99.9%
Of course, that's not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
We are in the middle of a massive, global ideological contest, whereby one part of the West, the most vigorous one, the United States, embarked on a quest of trying to implement democracy in the heart of the muslim countries. The ever bolder influx of muslims in western countries and their very obvious efforts to impose their inhumane sharia law in them constitute the muslim world's answer. In this scheme, the other part of the West, Europe but also Canada and Australia, is totally clueless as to the nature of the cancer eating them away from within. It is possible that even America does not understand yet that the strategic weapon which it wields, implentation by force of western values, is the West's main tool to try to bring some sorely needed human decency to islamic countries, and thereby dry up the influx of muslim immigrants. But when it does, it will appreciate it HAS at least a tool in its hands. Clueless Europe on the other hand more and more resembles a flock of sheep heading straight into the flesh mill. Even as a fool can see the islamic nature of the grave internal threat the French nation is facing, French President Sarkozy is embarking on a plan of creating some sort of Mediterranean Union between Europes southern countries and... Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. More immigrants, of which the majority will be inevitably be muslims, must enter France even as their co-religionists already on the spot openly challenge the French State.
At this crucial point in time, I cannot but feel elated about the emergence of more and more groups of concerned indigenous European citizenry, no racists as the idiotic and intellectually dishonest liars and self-haters of the left want us to believe, but decent, informed people who appreciate the tremendous western heritage of which we are the custodians, and are not prepared to waste it all without a fight. Their case is gaining attention, and I am pleased that influential American intellectuals and commentators are beginning to pay attention - some intensely so, and Diana West, who even undertook some "field research" here, comes to mind. They are right. They realize that America, and by extension every self-respecting civilized nation, may in time face the same predicament which now rages in Europe. There was a time France had the same percentage of muslims as the US has now, 1%. As the graph above shows, a seemingly peace-loving minority. I can only hope the States won't wait till that peace-loving minority has grown to a level where it has the clout to torch half a million Chryslers, Buicks, Dodges and Cadillacs in the space of three years.