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January 14, 2007

Meanwhile in la Franwce: The 11th Arrondissement

Filed under: Frankrig — limewoody @ 3:54 pm

FROM: http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/

This Figaro article describes the violence in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It begins with a description by Didier of his ordeal:

“I met a couple in a tony bar in the Oberkampf neighborhood. The girl was a pretty brunette, his head was shaved. We got on well, had a vodka, then they invited me to take a ride in their car to have another drink somewhere else. From there on it’s a black hole, until I realized that several guys were pulling me out of the trunk (“habitacle”) and punching and kicking me…”

His face swollen, his eyes black and blue, a broken knee…his memory vanished: he had been drugged with opiates. “A typically brutal assault” was the resigned judgment of the judiciary police.

Note: Didier may have asked for it, but that is not true of all victims. In a situation of rampant crime, there are always some fools who seem unaware of the dangers. I’m not saying he deserved it, I’m saying he let himself open to it.

Since January 2006…no fewer than 1100 persons have filed a complaint of physical violence merely in the 11th arrondissement. Almost 450 victims have been attacked for no reason, or 17% more than last year. The other 650 were attacked, then robbed of their belongings by gangs.

“The 11th arrondissement, the most densely populated in Paris, contains almost 1500 “License IV” establishments. (This refers to the level of liquor license)…Alcohol starts its ravages on Thursday night. Many of those arrested spend time in a detoxification cell before being sent before the judge. Here, almost a third of the crimes reported are of a violent nature,” says Commissioner Jean-Loup Chaluleau…

At the beginning of the summer, the local neighborhood police forces dismantled a gang of young thugs who had accumulated 17 extremely violent assaults in an area of one square kilometer, approximatively… Since October, a new wave of 35 barbaric acts, committed in the lobbies of apartment buildings, have been reported.

The police data speak volumes. According to the circumstances the perpetrators, from 3 to 7 in number, concealed by hoods, from the ranks of the immigrants (“issus de l’immigration”), aged 14 to 16, about 6 feet tall, “seize the victim’s head and deliver knee-kicks,” “grab him by the hair, then punch him,” “seize him by the throat and strangle him with their arm.” The victims, of both sexes, are between 15 and 75 years old. “If they obey without a word, they may receive just a slap…Sometimes, the gang continues to deliver volleys of punches even when the theft has been completed…”

The assailants work barehanded, sometimes brandishing a knife or a paper cutter. Their booty, often trivial, comes down to a cell phone, and iPod or a credit card. Lieutenant Olivier Barge of the crime squad admits, “Muggings are among the most difficult crimes to clarify…By definition, the victims robbed of their cell phone cannot call us. Furthermore, attacks committed behind an entry door make it difficult to catch them in the act.”

Finally, the victims are so shocked that they give confused descriptions of their attackers who act swiftly in the space of 30 seconds and disappear into a subway station. “It’s like hunting for a gust of wind” laments one officer…Recently a mother was knocked to the ground by two unidentified persons. Her head struck the curb. She began to vomit, and developed a hematoma of the brain. She underwent emergency brain surgery at Saint-Antoine hospital. At 27, she almost lost her life for 30 euros.

Note: my map reminds me that the 11th arrondissement lies between Place de la République, Place de la Bastille, la Nation, and the Père Lachaise cemetery. I only remember it as being working-class, a bit depressing, but nothing like what is described above. Père Lachaise (actually in the 20th arrondissement) was one of my favorite spots in Paris.

The photo is from the anti-CPE riots last year. I cannot provide a link.

Meanwhile in la Franwce: The 11th Arrondissement

Filed under: Frankrig — limewoody @ 3:54 pm

FROM: http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/

This Figaro article describes the violence in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It begins with a description by Didier of his ordeal:

“I met a couple in a tony bar in the Oberkampf neighborhood. The girl was a pretty brunette, his head was shaved. We got on well, had a vodka, then they invited me to take a ride in their car to have another drink somewhere else. From there on it’s a black hole, until I realized that several guys were pulling me out of the trunk (“habitacle”) and punching and kicking me…”

His face swollen, his eyes black and blue, a broken knee…his memory vanished: he had been drugged with opiates. “A typically brutal assault” was the resigned judgment of the judiciary police.

Note: Didier may have asked for it, but that is not true of all victims. In a situation of rampant crime, there are always some fools who seem unaware of the dangers. I’m not saying he deserved it, I’m saying he let himself open to it.

Since January 2006…no fewer than 1100 persons have filed a complaint of physical violence merely in the 11th arrondissement. Almost 450 victims have been attacked for no reason, or 17% more than last year. The other 650 were attacked, then robbed of their belongings by gangs.

“The 11th arrondissement, the most densely populated in Paris, contains almost 1500 “License IV” establishments. (This refers to the level of liquor license)…Alcohol starts its ravages on Thursday night. Many of those arrested spend time in a detoxification cell before being sent before the judge. Here, almost a third of the crimes reported are of a violent nature,” says Commissioner Jean-Loup Chaluleau…

At the beginning of the summer, the local neighborhood police forces dismantled a gang of young thugs who had accumulated 17 extremely violent assaults in an area of one square kilometer, approximatively… Since October, a new wave of 35 barbaric acts, committed in the lobbies of apartment buildings, have been reported.

The police data speak volumes. According to the circumstances the perpetrators, from 3 to 7 in number, concealed by hoods, from the ranks of the immigrants (“issus de l’immigration”), aged 14 to 16, about 6 feet tall, “seize the victim’s head and deliver knee-kicks,” “grab him by the hair, then punch him,” “seize him by the throat and strangle him with their arm.” The victims, of both sexes, are between 15 and 75 years old. “If they obey without a word, they may receive just a slap…Sometimes, the gang continues to deliver volleys of punches even when the theft has been completed…”

The assailants work barehanded, sometimes brandishing a knife or a paper cutter. Their booty, often trivial, comes down to a cell phone, and iPod or a credit card. Lieutenant Olivier Barge of the crime squad admits, “Muggings are among the most difficult crimes to clarify…By definition, the victims robbed of their cell phone cannot call us. Furthermore, attacks committed behind an entry door make it difficult to catch them in the act.”

Finally, the victims are so shocked that they give confused descriptions of their attackers who act swiftly in the space of 30 seconds and disappear into a subway station. “It’s like hunting for a gust of wind” laments one officer…Recently a mother was knocked to the ground by two unidentified persons. Her head struck the curb. She began to vomit, and developed a hematoma of the brain. She underwent emergency brain surgery at Saint-Antoine hospital. At 27, she almost lost her life for 30 euros.

Note: my map reminds me that the 11th arrondissement lies between Place de la République, Place de la Bastille, la Nation, and the Père Lachaise cemetery. I only remember it as being working-class, a bit depressing, but nothing like what is described above. Père Lachaise (actually in the 20th arrondissement) was one of my favorite spots in Paris.

The photo is from the anti-CPE riots last year. I cannot provide a link.

December 15, 2006

Claude Reichman on France’s crisis of faith

Filed under: Frankrig — limewoody @ 9:53 pm

http://covenantzone.blogspot.com/2006/12/claude-reichman-on-frances-crisis-of.html

One poll chases away another. Yet the one that has just been published by the Emmaüs society deserves inscribing in the memory, as it is a condemnation for France: 48% of people polled believe it possible for them to become homeless one day! This is what has become, in only thirty years, a nation that once was, and had a calling to remain, one of the richest in the world. Thirty years of socialist-communism and technocratic management has ruined and has plunged the nation’s inhabitants into anxiety and despair.

This is the genuine challenge of the forthcoming years in France, and it is not the 2007 presidential election that offers the slightest chance to respond to it. Go ahead and propose to millions of French that worry about becoming homeless to comtemplate your image, as Mme Royal does, or to satisfy oneself of a”quiet rupture”, as M. Sarkozy proclaims! We can guess their reaction with little effort. And this will inevitably manifest itself at the ballot box. Which is why the electoral predictions for 2007 hold no sense whatsoever.
Much as the presidential election will certainly be only one of the episodes in the great French crisis which unrolls before our eyes and whose effects will stagger the economic, social and political landscape.
What the licensed observers have not understood, as they only examine the situation through the declarations of the politicians and their entourage, is that the French political and media scene is only a shadow theater. The scene currently playing has no relation to the life of ordinary citizens. And these citizens are pressed to notice at what point the few dozen individuals of both sexes which are the actors of this sinister farce are mocking them and their problems. The last known example of such contempt in the history of our country was that of the priviledged of the ancien regime on the eve of the Revolution. We know how that ended!Yet, as Tocqueville wrote, “in a democracy, each generation is a new people”.
Those who constitute the ruling class have retained none of the lessons of history. They will pay a heavy price for it.

The real danger that France is courting is not the clash on the near horizon, but the state in which she will find herself when she gets out of it. Our nation might just as well sink into a terrible civil war as give herself a new public-approved ruling class which will heave it outside the sinkhole it has fallen into. The worst is possible, and even probable, but it is not certain. One hears today only irresponsible demagogues in the media. However there exists a parallel world, which more than half of French homes have access to today, called high-speed internet. A website that the one you’re reading at this moment has an audience reaching one hundred pages read every month. And these articles go around the global blogosphere. The system’s media can pursue their campaign of permanent intoxication, they will come to nothing against the irresistible advance of honest and lucid information.

December 14, 2006

Jihate en France

Filed under: Eurabia, Frankrig, Islam, Terror — limewoody @ 5:16 pm

In a classified report, the French military has concluded that a network of 25,000 Muslim fighters are participating in the worst violence in France in more than 40 years.

Nicholas Sarkozy
Mission: French interior minister
Whereabouts: Paris

French Interior Minister Nicholas Sarkozy has been trying to contain an Arab uprising whose fighters have been trained in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq and possess everything from light weapons to anti-aircraft missiles. In a classified report, the French military has concluded that a network of 25,000 Muslim fighters are participating in the worst violence in France in more than 40 years. The report said the so-called mujahadeen, or holy warriors, have been trained in guerrilla warfare, light weapons and intelligence. Many of them are loyal to Al Qaida chief in Iraq, Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi and make a living from drugs, prostitution and loan-sharking. Sarkozy was not taken by surprise by the Muslim riots, sparked by the electrocution of two young Muslims fleeing police and hiding in a power substation in Paris. The interior minister just didn’t do anything about it. Sarkozy acknowledged that prior to the outbreak of violence late last month, some Muslim neighborhoods in Paris were ablaze nearly every night. Sarkozy said rioters were torching up to 40 cars a night in Muslim neighborhoods in the French capital. In the space of a few months, the interior minister said, 9,000 police cars had been stoned in these neighborhoods. The battle-hardened Muslim fighters dismiss French riot police, who have not been trained to combat Arab guerrilla warriors. The police are not equipped to deal with legions of Arab fighters who rush toward them with firebombs and light weapons.  Firemen work on a burned car in the suburbs of Strasbourg, eastern France, on Nov. 12. AFP/File/Olivier  Morin


At this point, French officials are close to throwing in the towel. Their main concern now is to stop Muslims from capturing the heart of Paris. Thousands of police patrolled the center of the city to prevent rioters from attacking the Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees. Muslim insurgents had used Internet sites to urge attacks against French tourism and national monuments. “One can easily imagine the places where we must be very vigilant,” French police chief Michel Gaudin said. For Western diplomats and intelligence analysts, the question isn’t why France is burning: It’s why the Muslims haven’t lit the match until now? For a decade, French authorities watched helplessly as pro-Al Qaida elements first took over Muslim neighborhoods and then cities such as Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Strasbourg. French police were ordered to stay out of Muslim neighborhoods that surround virtually every city. Authorities ceded control and chose to deal with Muslim-controlled municipal councils.  Intelligence sources said Al Zarqawi operatives decided to jump on the bandwagon after the second night of rioting in Muslim neighborhoods in Paris. On Oct. 30, they decided to flex their muscles and attacked police with pistols, assault rifles and firebombs. “The outbreak was spontaneous,” an intelligence source said. “After the second night, when it began to spread, the Al Zarqawi leadership decided to exploit this.” French police were largely helpless. Anti-riot squads had been trained to handle left-wing anti-war demonstrators or individual terrorists, not organized squadrons of Muslim fighters with light weapons. Intercepting communications meant nothing, as police officers could not understand Arabic, particularly the code used by the Islamic insurgents.  France’s Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy delivers a speech at the National Assembly during a debate following the urban violence, on Nov. 15. REUTERS/Charles Platiau


Over the past 20 years, France has allowed the establishment of a separate Muslim state.

In the 1980s, the European Union and Arab League signed a series of accords guaranteeing that Muslim immigrants in Europe would not be compelled in any way to adapt “to the customs of the host countries.” In 1983, the Euro-Arab Dialogue issued a recommendation that non-Muslim Europeans be made “more aware of the cultural background of migrants, by promoting cultural activities of the immigrant communities or supplying adequate information on the culture of the migrant communities in the school curricula.'” That sealed any hope of Arab assimilation in France and other European Union countries. Many Arabs stopped learning French and took second and third wives, following Muslim customs and ignoring French law. Arab women were treated by their husbands and fathers with the same brutality they have known well in Algeria and Tunisia. French police refused to intervene. At the same time, Arab children  — virtually all of them Muslims — were taught to hate France, Christians, Jews and the West. They were taught that they would lead the Muslim crusade that would destroy Christian Europe once and for all.

“There are three forms of jihad: the military jihad, the economic jihad and the cultural jihad,” said Geneva-based historian Bat Ye’or, author of “Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis.” “The EAD [Euro-Arab Dialogue] between the European Union and the Arab League has been a means of spreading the economic and cultural jihads from the Middle East to Europe,” Ye’or said. France was most enthusiastic in selling its future for Arab oil. In 1967, French President Charles De Gaulle announced that France would support the Arabs and boycott Israel. De Gaulle sold weapons to the worst of Arab depots, such as Libya’s Moammar Khaddafy and Iraq’s Ba’athist regime. The Arab League didn’t pull any punches in its dialogue with France and the EU. The Arabs demanded political concessions on a range of issues in exchange for oil. The EU, alarmed by the 1973 oil embargo, agreed and Arabs in Europe were given unofficial autonomy. “Eurabia’s destiny was sealed when it decided, willingly, to become a covert partner with the Arab global jihad against America and Israel,” Ye’or said.

Over the past decade, supporters of Al Qaida have gradually replaced Muslim leaders in France and other countries. These pro-Al Qaida activists were trained in Saudi Arabia and have been aligned with Muslim veterans of the war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Unlike their parents, who saw France and Europe largely as economic havens, the new Muslim activists were jihad-oriented and envisioned a takeover of a barren Christian Europe. “We do not want to assimilate,” said Brussels-based Arab European League founder Dyab Abu Jahjah. “Assimilation is cultural rape. It means renouncing your identity, becoming like the others.” Instead, the pro-Al Qaida Muslim activists in France adopted jihad. In the 1990s, hundreds of French Muslims flocked to Bosnia to participate in the civil war in Yugoslavia. They returned after several years as hardened fighters ready to lead the Muslim masses in jihad. With the help of the new Saudi-financed mosques, they began to indoctrinate and train Muslim teenagers in holy war and combat, guerrilla warfare and even bomb assembly.

In France, the Muslims grew rapidly, constituting more than 10 percent of the country’s population. More telling, however, is government statistics that show that Muslims make up more than 30 percent of French youngsters, including in the universities. As Muslims see it, they are the future of France. The pro-Al Qaida factions began to organize neighborhoods into popular committees similar to those in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the late 1980s. Youngsters were trained to spot non-Muslims, particularly police, and drive them out of the neighborhood. Muslims who showed a pro-French bent or opposed Al Qaida philosophy were beaten, expelled and even killed. Muslim leaders formed links with their counterparts throughout Europe. In conferences over the past few years, French Muslims led the call for a jihad in Europe. Authorities ignored them. In 2003, a new process began in France’s Muslim Neighborhoods. Recruitment began for Muslims to fight the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq. This wasn’t a war against Serbian weekend warriors; it was a chance to fight the Satan himself. As a result, young French Muslims flocked to mosques to find out how to join the war in Iraq. Thousands either joined the Muslim war in Iraq, helped finance the Al Qaida insurgency, or established cells loyal to Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi, the Palestinian head of Al Qaida in Iraq. The Al Zarqawi operatives were ready for battle both in France as well as in Iraq. They collected weapons, learned how to make bombs and smuggled missiles into Europe. Western intelligence sources said Al Zarqawi operatives in France have acquired the SA-18 anti-aircraft missile from the former Soviet Union. The sources said the missiles were smuggled into Turkey and acquired by Al Qaida-aligned cells in the Middle East. In 2004, intelligence sources said, France foiled a plot to destroy passenger jets with the SA-18 Igla missile. An Al Qaida-aligned cell composed of Algerian and French nationals planned to shoot the missiles from near Strasbourg. “This new generation of jihadists presents a major challenge for international intelligence services and law enforcement authorities since many are very young and virtually unknown, highly clandestine, evasive, many with no past criminal history or record, and fully committed to its cause,” said Marco Vicenzino, executive director of the Washington-based Global Strategy Project.

What makes the situation even worse is that France has become essentially leaderless. President Jacques Chirac is ill and not fully functioning. Those seeking to succeed him in 2007 elections include Sarkozy and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. The central government has pledged housing, education and employment in an effort to stop the Muslim violence. De Villepin also announced plans to deploy an additional 1,500 police officers to impose order. But the Al Qaida network in France has no plans to fold up. Instead, emissaries from the network, many of them French converts from Christianity, have been moving to other EU states, including Britain, to plan similar campaigns. “Americans must discuss the tragic development of Eurabia, and its profound implications for the United States,” Ye’or said. “Americans should know that this self-destructive calamity did not just happen, rather it was the result of deliberate policies, executed and monitored by ostensibly responsible people.

Finally, Americans should understand that Eurabia’s contemporary anti-Zionism and anti-Americanism are the spiritual heirs of 1930s Nazism and anti-Semitism, triumphally resurgent,” she said.

Article received from Rob Prevost, Triple Canopy Inc.

http://usawakeup.org/france.htm?f06d02d8?e9fbf5d0

December 7, 2006

Meanwhile i la Frawnce#

Filed under: Frankrig — limewoody @ 11:18 am

In April 1994 the French Embassy became the setting for the formation of the extremist Hutu Government that was to organise and carry out the meticulously planned genocide of the Tutsis. Witnesses spoke of these ministers, many now facing life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, sitting in plush embassy chairs comparing notes on where the killing was going best. Their host, the French Ambassador, later helped to evacuate those extremists to Paris, away from the apocalypse they had created. The ambassador then made a bonfire of two rooms piled high with documents linking his Government with that of the Hutu dictatorship of Juvénal Habyarimana.

More:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/global/

December 5, 2006

Meanwhile i la Frawnce#?

Filed under: Eurabia, Frankrig — limewoody @ 3:42 pm

http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/

December 4, 2006

Left Loonie Royal

Filed under: Frankrig, Left — limewoody @ 10:49 pm

Ségolène Royal, the French presidential candidate, was embroiled in a damaging row on a visit to the Middle East yesterday after appearing to condone a Hezbollah MP who denounced US “insanity” and compared Israel to the Nazis.Ms Royal, the first woman with a realistic chance of winning the French presidency, was struggling to extricate herself from the controversy sparked by a meeting in Beirut with MPs, including Ali Ammar of Hezbollah.

In a 20-minute tirade Mr Ammar attacked “unlimited American insanity” for sending troops into Afghanistan and Iraq. He then said that Israeli “Nazism” was no better than Hitler’s Third Reich.

Ms Royal, who is on her first overseas trip since winning the Socialist Party primary, replied: “Thank you for being so frank. I agree with a lot of the things you have said, notably your analysis of the US.”

Her remark provoked a furore in France, where Philippe Douste-Blazy, the Foreign Minister, said that she had a simplistic vision of the Middle East. François Goulard, the Research Minister, said: “Ségolène Royal obviously doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

Ms Royal was trying to limit the damage last night. She said that her interpreter had failed to translate Mr Ammar’s comparison between Israel and the Nazis. If he had, she would have walked out, she said.

Ms Royal went on to claim that she had not meant to attack Americans in general for insanity but only the Bush Administration over the war in Iraq.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2485815,00.html

November 23, 2006

Jihate in France: Hurricane Mohammed” Costs French Insurers 160,000,000 Euros

Filed under: Frankrig, Global Jihad, Islam, Terror — limewoody @ 4:51 pm

 http://jeremayakovka.typepad.com/jeremayakovka/2006/10/hurricane_moham.html

A French newspaper reports that last year’s nationwide (chiefly Muslim) riots — which spread like wildfire throughout France, laying waste to dozens of public buildings and businesses and 9,000 cars, trucks, and busses — cost insurers 160,000,000 Euros (more than US$200,ooo,ooo). $200,000,000 for a nation whose GDP is approximately that of California!  That’s a huge bill to pay. Maybe it’s time to think of such riots — past, present, and future — as “Hurricane Mohammed.”

The interested insurance companies are holding the government responsible, which is a natural and necessary direction in which to point fingers. A generation and more of a plainly failed immigration policies has saddled France with a predominantly Muslim underclass that appears permanent and permanently unruly. Can the same French government be trusted to transform France’s ethnic tinderboxes into anything socially useful? Barely. In the meantime, we know, radical Islam worked wonders on the mind of one of France’s native sons. How many more is it working on right now? Who in the end will save France from its demographic rot (and in turn save the rest of the West from this French rot)?

This past Easter JMK asked, Is Paris Praying? One year after the riots we ask, What price Muslim immigration? What cost? and What benefit? Or as V.I. Lenin would ask, Cui bono? (Who benefits?) Because we know that radical imams, like all implacable, warring enemies, ask themselves that question all the time….

And don’t look now, but Hurricane Mohammed is back with ever-mounting costs:

An average of 112 cars a day have been torched across France so far this year and there have been 15 attacks a day on police and emergency services. Nearly 3,000 police officers have been injured in clashes this year.

November 6, 2006

Meanwhile in Paris´ Subway France

Filed under: Frankrig, Global Jihad, Islam, Migration, Multi Kulti, Terror — limewoody @ 12:26 pm

At night, the metro is typically safe, but try to avoid the stops that have long, extended hallways between platforms where unpleasant folks can easily relieve you of your goodies in relative seclusion. This includes: Chatelet les Halles, Chateau Rouge, Gare de Nord, Strasbourg-St. Denis, Reaumur-Sebastopol and Montparnasse-Bienvenue.

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tp/2df08/

November 5, 2006

Jihate in Frawnce#?

Filed under: Eurabia, Frankrig, Global Jihad, Islam, Multi Kulti, Terror — limewoody @ 9:52 am

The headline reads: “A hundred vandals attack passengers”. Apparently the incident happened several days ago but was NOT reported the papers, with the exception of Le Parisien. Vox Galliae reports:

Overcrowded subway lines where assaults are ever increasing, passengers fleeing the subway in a state of total panic, and to top it all off, the police are forced to evacuate the station.

On Tuesday evening around 9:00 P.M., hundreds of “youth” attacked the passengers of lines 4 and 12, between the Marcadet-Poissonniers and Château Rouge stations, stripping them of all their belongings: handbags, MP3 players, cell phones…

This terrifying information was made public only by Le Parisien. An incredible media black-out…
http://galliawatch.blogspot.com/

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