Monday, November 07, 2005



Destruction In France
Worst Since WWII



From Associated Press:


In violence Monday, vandals burned churches, schools and businesses, and injured 36 police officers in clashes around the country, setting a new high for arson and violence, said France's national police chief, Michel Gaudin.

"This spread, with a sort of shock wave spreading across the country, shows up in the number of towns affected," Gaudin said.

In terms of material destruction, the unrest is France's worst since World War II — and never has rioting struck so many different French cities simultaneously, said security expert Sebastian Roche, a director of research at the state-funded National Center for Scientific Research.

Villepin said curfews will be imposed under a 1955 law that allows the declaring of a state of emergency in parts or all of France. The law was passed to curb unrest in Algeria during the war that led to its independence.


"The multiplying acts of destruction, the destruction of schools and sports centers, thousands of cars set on fire, all of this is unacceptable and inexcusable," he said.

Villepin said "organized criminal networks" are backing the violence and youths taking part are treating it as a "game," trying to outdo each other. He did not rule out the possibility that radical Islamists are involved, saying: "That element must not be neglected." France's community of Muslims, at some 5 million, is western Europe's largest.



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For The Guys


A good reason for us all to get up off our butts and save Western Civilization.

Can you imagine this babe wrapped in a burqa? Wouldn't that be an abomination?

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Hirsi Ali:
Hero Of
Western
Civilization



Great news. The LA Times ran a front page article on Hirsi Ali today:


After he shot Theo van Gogh and slashed his throat, the assassin plunged a second knife into his victim, pinning to the chest a bloodstained message to the woman who was the killer's nemesis: Dutch lawmaker Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

"You mince no words about your hostility against Islam, and for this your masters have rewarded you with a seat in Parliament," declared the letter left by the assassin, Mohammed Bouyeri. "I'd bet my life that you are sweating with FEAR when you read this…. Ayaan Hirshi [sic] Ali, you shall break yourself to pieces on Islam!"

The murder a year ago was choreographed to make Ali feel the wrath of an apocalyptic God. Bouyeri wanted to punish the diminutive Somali-born legislator, who had made a film with Van Gogh denouncing abuse of Muslim women.

Although the filmmaker's murder convulsed Dutch society, the assassin failed to silence Ali. She remains one of the toughest, most endangered leaders in Europe. With a cultured African accent and a soft laugh, she delivers a defiant message.

"If you want to integrate migrants and especially Muslims, then you will have to address cultural issues," said Ali, 35, who has been the target of two assassination plots herself.

"People are talking, carefully, very carefully, about, 'Yes, there must be something in Islam that's not compatible with democracy. And yes, some migrants do have some cultural traits that are not compatible with modernity, that are not compatible with a society based on universal human rights principles.'

"Working into the evening in a well-guarded office in parliament, Ali retains the elegance and charisma that propelled her from refugee to political star. She wears a black pantsuit and sweater on a small, slender frame. She has oval eyes in a long, delicate face set off by pearl earrings.

She insists that extremism grows not from a fanatic fringe, but from the precepts of a religion that needs profound reform. She argues that her personal experience — circumcision, beatings, forced marriage — showed her that Islam collides with democracy and oppresses women.

Many Western politicians shrink from such hard truths, Ali asserts."They are afraid that if you say … you must reform Islam, those millions of quiet Muslims who are not up to anything will all fall into the arms of the fundamentalists," she said.

"I think it's the wrong approach. Because let's go back in time to when Christianity was bloody and barbaric and oppressive…. It only changed after the premises upon which that belief rested were challenged by free thinkers."


I love this woman. She is a hero. Really, she ought to win a Nobel Peace Prize.


Good News:
Moderate
Muslims


Angered by the recent Al Qaeda murders of two Moroccan Embassy employees, 150,000 Muslims demonstrated in the streets of Morocco, against Al Qaeda. And the government got into the spirit of things by issuing a warning to the terrorist organization:


  • 150,000 Demonstrate Against Al Qaida in Morocco
  • Protesters Pledge Unity with Iraq! "All Moroccans are with Iraq, all Moroccans are innocent," the marchers chanted.
  • Rally draws people cutting across political lines
  • Officials say they will not succumb to Al Qaida blackmail

But the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said its embassy would not succumb to "blackmail," particularly "coming from a terrorist group which cannot claim to represent Iraq."

It said Al-Qaeda "is attempting shamefully to justify (the killings) with so-called religious references and false political considerations."

This is what the moderate Muslims of the West should be doing. If so, they would gain much good will and trust. As it is, they are losing more every day.

The first thing Muslims ought to do is invite their Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Hindi, etc. friends down to the Mosque on a Saturday to cart out the Saudi-provided hate literature, and take it to the recycling center.

C'mon, my friends. Let's get the show on the road.

UPDATE: Good comment from Jason Pappas.

Now is the time we should lead the rally to isolate the Saudi family. Muslims know where this crap originates. I'm becoming more convinced of the centrality of this regime – the Kremlin of Islam – organizing, funding, and feeding hate into the Islamic world. (Similar to what you’ve been considering.)

Islam is like a religion with a reduced immunization system; it is susceptible to those who want to revive the original martial ideology as Mohammad himself embodied this himself. And the Saudi family is like the black plague unleashed on a susceptible and often unsuspecting population in various places around the world.

People don’t know how to fight back theologically but, often, in the hearts they want to. This example in Morocco is great.

We should help isolate and discredit the Saudi family. Our government doesn’t have what it takes to get involved in ideological disputes, but it can single out the source of the disease as vicious and unfair. Places like Morocco, which are at the outer limits of the Islamic world, don’t want to live under the austere Islam of the Wahhabbi.


Twelth
Night


From the Washington Post:


PARIS (Reuters) - Youths rioted for a 12th night in France on Tuesday and the government announced plans to impose curfews in the rundown suburbs hit by the violence.

Rioters torched cars in the suburbs of Paris, the southwestern city of Toulouse and in Lille and Strasbourg in the north, defying a pledge by Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin for his conservative government to take a firm line against them.

Villepin rejected demands to call out the army but, under growing pressure from opponents to end the violence, he told TF1 television late on Monday: "Wherever it is necessary, prefects will be able to impose a curfew."

Initial reports suggested Tuesday's riots were less severe than those on Monday when youths shot at police and torched more than 1,400 cars in the worst violence since the unrest began on October 27.

In Toulouse, youths set fire to a bus and 21 cars, police said. At least two cars were set ablaze near Lille and two more in Strasbourg, Reuters reporters said.

Police said 14 cars were set alight in the Yvelines district west of Paris and 17 in Seine-Saint-Denis north of the capital, home to many Arab and African immigrants where the unrest began.
On Monday, a man died after being beaten on Friday in the northern Paris suburb of Stains.

Villepin said the cabinet would take steps to empower local government officials, known as prefects, to impose curfews under a 1955 law at a special cabinet meeting on Tuesday called by President Jacques Chirac.


He said 1,500 police and gendarmes would be brought in to back up the 8,000 officers already deployed in areas hit by unrest. He also promised to accelerate urban renewal programs.

But dismissing growing calls for army intervention, he said: "We have not reached that point."

The opposition Socialists said Villepin had not done enough to give hope to those people in areas affected by the unrest, which has involved poor whites as well as French-born citizens of Arab or African origin complaining of racism and unemployment.

"Beyond the necessary calls for order, what was missing in the prime minister's address was a social dimension, a message and precise commitments toward the people of these areas in difficulty," the Socialist Party said in a statement.

The conservative government has struggled to formulate a response that could halt the unrest, which was sparked by frustration among ethnic minorities over racism, unemployment and harsh treatment by police.


Getting out the heavy appeasement artillery.

Those Frickin' Neocons


Some idiot just came to my site via Google, searching, get ready for this:

"paris riots 2005 neocon plot "

Major Terrorist Attack Foiled In Australia


From Reuters:


SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian authorities believe they have foiled a major terrorist attack, arresting 15 people on Tuesday during raids in the country's two biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

The arrests come less than a week after Prime Minster John Howard said Australia received intelligence about a "terrorist threat."

"We believe ... we've disrupted a large-scale operation which, had it been allowed to go through to fruition, we certainly believe would have been catastrophic," New South Wales Police Commissioner Ken Moroney told Australian television.

The Australian Federal Police said 23 house searches were carried out under warrants in suburbs in Sydney and Melbourne early on Tuesday as part of a joint counter-terrorism operation with New South Wales and Victoria state police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization.

Several searches were still under way, a Federal Police spokesman told Reuters.

"Nine men have been arrested and charged in Melbourne with terrorism related offences, some of which include intentionally being a member of a terrorist organization ... and intentionally directing the activities of a terrorist organization," he said.

Six men had been arrested in Sydney, but had not yet been charged, the spokesman said.

Australia's parliament rushed through urgent amendments to anti-terrorism laws last Thursday to allow police to charge people in the early stages of planning an attack.

Australia, a staunch U.S. ally with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, has never suffered a major peacetime attack on home soil. The country has been on medium security alert since shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.


The worldwide Jihad rages on.

Jihadi Passover
Rioters Avoid Muslim-Owned Businesses


From the Telegraph, via Jihad Watch:


But - and this is the crucial difference between the different generations of rioters - most of those living in the French ghettoes are Muslims and have grown up during a period of Islamic radicalisation.

Many of the youths hurling petrol bombs on Parisian estates look up to a slightly older group of mosque stalwarts. These men are capable of being forces for both good and mischief; there have been examples from the past fortnight of situations calmed, but also of attackers acting under their direction, so that Muslim-owned businesses, a halal butcher's shop and a kebab joint, for example, are spared, while a bank branch and symbols of another France are targeted.

Intelligence officials have already spoken of the involvement of the more sinister of such figures in the recruitment of young French Muslims to fight the American-led coalition in Iraq. Several have been killed, others are missing.

The gravest fear for French ministers is that the trouble of the past 10 days has been orchestrated by Islamists bent on exploiting the grievances of impressionable youths.


It's good to see that someone over there in Europe gets it.

Rioters On Internet
"You Don't Really Think
We're Going To Stop Now?"


The thoughts and motives of the Jihadi rioters are being made known on the internet:


But just as the Internet has proven useful to those wanting to vent their frustration and anger at the violence enveloping France, others -- those involved in the violence -- have found the Internet a useful organizational tool.

Plans for further attacks have made their appearances in different blogs -- like that from "Brahim."

"Nice work people," he writes. "The cops are petrified of us, everything must burn, starting Monday, the operation 'Midnight Sun' starts, tell everyone else, rendezvous for Momo and Abdul in Zone 4 ... jihad Islamia Allah Akhbar."

User "Samir's" message is just as threatening. "You don't really think that we're going to stop now? Are you stupid? It will continue, non-stop. We aren't going to let up. The French won't do anything and soon, we will be in the majority here."

Rioters Firebomb Synagogues


Now the angry Jihadis are attacking the Jews with Molotov cocktails:


Arsonists threw at least two Molotov cocktails at synagogues in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine and Garges, leaving worshippers unhurt.

Elsewhere, near the synagogue of Stains about 40 rioters confronted police forces who were braced for an attack....

Jacki Brami, Garges’s rabbi, and his sons have been, "as usual", insulted, according to the anti-Semitism vigilance bureau

“It’s business as usual,” Samy Ghozlan, head of the anti-Semitism vigilance bureau told EJP.

“These communities are used to these daily assaults. It’s worrisome, but we fear the worst is still to come.”

“Now that the media decided to reduce coverage of the riots, the thugs may intensify the violence against the Jews, to regain media attention," he added.


What do the Jews have to do with this?


The Jihad
Is Worldwide
And Coordinated

Part IV


Ed Morrisey, at Captain's Quarters, lays out additional evidence that the Jihad is worldwide and coordinated, and the French riots are just another part:


French Riots Come After Multiple Warnings Of Islamist Attacks

The riots in France have little connection to the Islamist terrorist offensive against the West, if the American media coverage gives any indication. However, alert CQ reader Mr. Michael points out that both American and French media sources warned of coordinated Islamist action against France in the weeks before the riot. Agence France Presse even had a quote from the maligned Nicolas Sarkozy noting the imminent nature of the threat in its 9/27 dispatch:

An Algerian Islamist organisation, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), has issued a call for action against France which it describes as "enemy number one", intelligence officials said Tuesday.

"The only way to teach France to behave is jihad and the Islamic martyr," the group's leader Abu Mossab Abdelwadoud, also own as Abdelmalek Dourkdal, was quoted as saying in an Internet message earlier this month.

"France is our enemy number one, the enemy of our religion, the enemy of our community," he was quoted as saying. ... Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday that the risk of terrorist attack in France is "at a very high level... There are cells operating on our territory."

The French government took that warning seriously enough to make a sweep of Paris for GSPC operatives. It didn't make a dent, however, according to the Washington Post. On October 19th, John Ward Anderson reported to American readers that the Islamists had recruited French citizens for Middle East training in jihad, with the intention of having them initiate warfare within France:

French police investigating plans by a group of Islamic extremists to attack targets in Paris discovered last month that the group was recruiting French citizens to train in the Middle East and return home to carry out terrorist attacks, sources familiar with the investigation said.

One French official said the extremists were using a virtual "underground railroad" through Syria to spirit European and Middle Eastern citizens into and out of Iraq. A senior French law enforcement official, who declined to be quoted by name because he was speaking about classified information, said French citizens had undergone terrorist training at camps in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.


"There's always been an enormous jihad zone to train people to fight in their country of origin," the official said. "We saw it Afghanistan, in Bosnia, in Kosovo, and now we're seeing it in Iraq."

That prelude certainly seems more than a mere coincidence to me. Within six weeks of the GSPC announcement, we see a massive and coordinated uprising originating from the ghettoes in which Algerian and other Muslim refugees and their families live. The "riots' have sophisticated coordination between cell leaders, using the Internet and instant messaging as well as cell phones -- an odd tool for a spontaneous demonstration where one neighborhood would hardly have those phone numbers at the ready.


How will Europe respond to this information once the cat is really out of the bag?





















Riot in Denmark
Authorities:
Rioters Trying To
"Take Down
Governments"



Pamela, over at Atlas Shrugs, has important info posted this morning. The Islamic rioters in France are calling for Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy to step down:


"We'll stop when Sarkozy steps down," said the defiant 17-year-old driver, identifying himself as Murat. He and several others were in police custody as smoke poured from the windows of the housing project behind them.

Atlas comment: if Sarkozy steps down, France is fini.-If they are to have any shot at all, the worst thing they could do was have the "insurgents" dictate who runs the goverment - Atlas


And, it seems, the rioting has rekindled in Denmark, where authorities are becoming convinced that this is all planned (Let me think, who has been saying that all along? Anybody? Anybody?):


Denmark
Further, a masked Muslim man in Denmark said:

“This is our area. We rule this place.”

Rocks and firebombs are being thrown in Danish neighborhoods, as Muslims in France continue their violent march into the heart of Paris.

According to both French and Danish officials, it is beginning to strongly appear that these insurrections are both coordinated and planned, in attempts take down both governments. The fear of many is that the Muslims’ insurrections will continue to occur throughout Europe.

Successive nights of riots have rocked parts of Århus, the second largest city in Denmark. Little to nothing has appeared in the English language press about the second front in the Eurabian intifada. Århus is home to an excellent Danish university, and is a place where I have spent some time. It is usually spelled “Aarhus” in English.

Fortunately, Hendrik, The Viking Observer, has translated in his blog a press account from Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper which has been the target of Muslim protests for publishing drawings of the prophet Muhammad...


Extra! Extra! Read all about it, at Atlas Shrugs!


French Rioting Spreads
To 300 Towns
Into Belgium,
Germany


From Associated Press:


PARIS - Rioting by French youths spread to 300 towns overnight and a man hurt in the violence died of his wounds, the first fatality in 11 days of unrest that has shocked the country, police said Monday.

As urban unrest spread to neighboring Belgium and possibly Germany, the French government faced growing criticism for its inability to stop the violence, despite massive police deployment and continued calls for calm.

On Sunday night, vandals burned more than 1,400 vehicles, and clashes around the country left 36 police injured, setting a new high for overnight arson and violence since rioting started Oct. 27, Michel Gaudin told a news conference.

Australia, Austria, Britain, Germany and Hungary advised their citizens to exercise care in France, joining the United States and Russia in warning tourists to stay away from violence-hit areas.

Alain Rahmouni, a national police spokesman, said the man who was beaten died at a hospital from injuries sustained in the attack, but he had no immediate details of the victim's age or his attacker.

The man was caught by surprise by an attacker after rushing out of his apartment building to put out a trash can fire, Rahmouni said.

Apparent copycat attacks spread outside France for the first time, with five cars torched outside Brussels' main train station, police in the Belgian capital said.

The mayhem started as an outburst of anger in suburban Paris housing projects and has fanned out nationwide among disaffected youths, mostly of Muslim or African origin, to become France's worst civil unrest in over a decade.

Attacks overnight Sunday to Monday were reported in 274 towns, and police made 395 arrests, Gaudin said.

It was the first time police had been injured by weapons' fire and there were signs that rioters were deliberately seeking out clashes with police, officials said.

Among the injured police, 10 were hurt by youths firing fine-grain birdshot in a late-night clash in the southern Paris suburb of Grigny, national police spokesman Patrick Hamon said. Two were hospitalized, but their lives were not considered in danger. One was wounded in the neck, the other in the legs.

All told, 4,700 cars have been burned in France since the rioting began and 1,200 suspects were detained at least temporarily, Gaudin said.

France's biggest Muslim fundamentalist organization, the Union for Islamic Organizations of France, issued a fatwa, or religious decree. It forbade all those "who seek divine grace from taking part in any action that blindly strikes private or public property or can harm others."

Arsonists burned two schools and a bus in the central city of Saint-Etienne and its suburbs, and two people were injured in the bus attack. Churches were set ablaze in northern Lens and southern Sete, he said.

In Colombes in suburban Paris, youths pelted a bus with rocks, sending a 13-month-old child to the hospital with a head injury, Hamon said, while a daycare center was burned in Saint-Maurice, another Paris suburb.

Much of the youths' anger has focused on law-and-order Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, whose reference to the troublemakers as "scum" appeared to inflame passions.



They always get that dig in on Sarkozy before the article is over, don't they?

Now, let us consider the Fatwa. Why is it that these Fatwa's are always conditional? When I first read about this one, I didn't realize it was, because it isn't worded in the usual way. Usually, they order Muslims to refrain from attacking and killing "innocents." This one lacks that language.

However, I see that it still has it's qualifications. Don't take part in any action which "blindly strikes private or public property or can hurt others."

In other words, it's ok to attack the the property of the infidels. Hence, the attacks on the churches, which I don't think we had seen previously. I know that a Synagogue had been attacked a few nights back, but no churches.

I think we can expect to see more attacks on churches in coming nights.

This is my prediction: After the first rioter is killed, we can expect to see the rioters unleashed. At that time, the Fatwa will order Muslims not to attack "innocents."

Will I be right? Well, jeez, I hope not.

UPDATE: Meanwhile, France 2 TV, the government-owned network, has decided they will no longer announce the number of burnt cars.

You see, that way, you won't know what, ah, is, uh ...

Oh, never mind.


A Sunday In Paris


From No Pasaran:


A very productive night for the new French powers-that-be. 1408 torched vehicles, 395 arrests, and one fatwa.

A social club was burned down in Aulnay-sous-Bois and a pharmaceutical warehouse was torched in Suresnes. A 3000m2 producton studio on the banks of the Seine was partially burned in Asnières-sur-Seine.

Other regions of France suffered increased attacks : Le Havre, à Rouen, Nantes, Blois, Tours, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Colmar were particularly affected. 2 churches were torched; Saint-Edouard in Lens and one in Sète. Schools in Nantes, Strasbourg, Lille, and two in Saint-Etienne were targeted by arson attacks. A police stations in Clermont Ferrand was totally destroyed and another one was smashed by a vehicle in Moulin-à-Vent.

Early in the evening a sick and weak looking Jack Chiraq made some empty French party line declarations about the law (whatever that is) having the last word in this country (sic). Just looking at him, one has to wonder if Chiraq is all there.

Vilepine then announced an umpteenth increase in police presence and said that on Monday he would announce measures to encourage equal rights.

More importantly, and to the point, the Union of Islamic Organisations of France issued a fatwa ordering young Muslims to calm themselves and to meditate. The Union also included a statement which squarely places the responsibility of the riots on failed French policies regarding immigration and minorities.

So we see where Vilepine got the order to draw up his new measures.


Evidence
The Jihad Is
Worldwide and
Coordinated,
Part III


I do not believe the Paris riots started spontaneously. I don't believe they are the result of the frustration of povery, or racism, or education. To be sure, those are contributing factors. Those are the kinds of things that make people almost angry enough, but there must be a match to light the fuse. And, I don't buy that the deaths of two teenage boys - who, absurdly, jumped a a fence and landed on a transformer - lit this fuse. You can bet there have been many more provocative encounters between the police and teenage boys. In fact, there probably was one earlier in the week, and the week before that, and the week before that.

So, why do I think the riots started? I think we will soon find out that these riots were coordinated by a Muslim organization of some sort. Likely, this organization will have ties to international terrorism. Likely, funding is coming from Saudi Arabia, or Iran, or both. I'm really going out on a limb here, aren't I?

Here's my reasoning:

A week back, a riot began in Denmark. The motivating factor was the Mohammed cartoons published by Jyllands-Posten newspaper. When a reporter showed up to interview the rioters in Denmark last week, he met teenagers who told him they were expecting him:

Four youths sit by the wall in Rosenhøj Mall Sunday afternoon, calling themselves spokesmen for the groups that three nights in a row have ravaged and tried to burn down a restaurant and other stores.

"We knew you would be coming. We are spokesmen", said a young man with a black knitted hood on his head. He was angry. Very angry. "We are tired of what we see happening to our Prophet. We are tired of Jyllands-Posten. We won't accept what Jyllands-Posten has done to the Prophet", he says aggressively, and the others nod approvingly.

"This area belongs to us", the youths proclaimed. "The police have to stay away. This is our area. We decide what goes down here".

The boy then informed the reporter of his nationality. Even though the rioters have invariably been identified in the media as North African youths, this one, this "spokesperson," was not African. No:

He calls himself 100 percent Palestinian, born in a refugee camp in Lebanon 19 years ago, and now unemployed in Denmark.

Yes, the intifada come to Paris.

All of this suggests some central planning authority What teenager would think to call himself "spokesmen"? Even if they were saavy enough to realize reporters would show up because of their rioting? He then went on to inform the report that, indeed, their riot, there in Denmark had been planned:

"We have planned this for three weeks. That is why only two were arrested Saturday night. The police will cordon it all off. But we know the ways out ..."

But, the question is, were they centrally planned? Now, check it out, as best as I can tell, those quotes, from the Danish rioters, were uttered on, or around October 31. If the riots were planned three weeks before, then, let us think about what has happened in the preceding three weeks. That would take us back to October 10th. Well, we know that Ramadan began on October 5th this year. Does that mean anything? Have there been a rash of highly coordinated attacks, and or riot activity since October 10th?

October 13th: There was a coordinated urban attack by 150 Islamic militants on a school and airport leaves at least forty-four civilians and law enforcement personnel dead. 44 were murdered and 64 were injured.

I must say, though, it is my inclination that that attack was not the result of the same planning session that produced the riots. But, there were other incidents in the past few weeks which did look suspiciously like these riots in Denmark.

First, there were riots at a Coptic church in Egypt on October 21. In this incident, Muslims rioted because one year previously a play had depicted Muslims rioting. When the priest at the church was asked about the riots, he commented that he couldn't understand why they were rioting over something that took place the previous year:

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) -- One person died and more than 90 were injured as thousands of Muslims rioted outside a Coptic Christian church Friday to denounce a play deemed offensive to Islam. The Interior Ministry described the protesters as "fanatic elements" who "escalated a negative reaction to a play."

The ministry said about 5,000 Muslims marched to the church after Friday noon prayers at mosques.

"The police tried to prevent (the demonstrators) from approaching the church and attacking it, but the protesters did not heed the warnings and started to hurl stones at the church, security forces and pedestrians," the ministry said.

The riot was sparked by the distribution of a DVD of a play that was performed at the church two years ago. The church's director, the Rev. Augustinous, said it was difficult to explain the reaction to a one-time performance that took place two years ago.

Then, on October 23rd there were riots in Birmingham, England. In that case, Muslims rioted after a meeting where they had gotten together with leaders of the British West Indian commitee to discuss a reported rape of a West Indian girl by a group of Pakistanis:

The riots erupted after members of the Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities held what police and media said was a peaceful meeting

... In an echo of the situation in Egypt, the victims of the rioting were surprised, even shocked, at the sudden turn of Muslim anger:

The woman, quoted by Britain's domestic Press Association, said she had seen around 100 Asian men congregating outside an Asian shop, put on hoods and masks and heard them say they would get weapons.

"We thought they were joking."

But no, they certainly weren't joking:

The Sunday Times newspaper said a gang of up to 30 Asian youths began throwing stones at some of the 300 people attending the meeting in the church. Meanwhile, a woman, who asked not to be named, said she saw South Asians attacking blacks and heard later that a 20-year-old black man was stabbed to death.

Then, the French riots started. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has declared that the riots show evidence of having been highly planned. As we have seen, the Danish riots also showed signs of having been planned. In the case of the French riot, once again, the motivation is questionable. As I noted, I don't believe the death of the boys is the reason. Instead, I think it is more likely that all these riots are motivated by the Jyllands-Posten cartoons.

I believe this confluence of rioting betrays strong evidence of all these riots having been planned by a central authority because of; The fact that all of them were started for highly questionable reasons. The fact that, in the case of the Egyptian and Brimingham riots, the victims were shocked at the sudden change in the mood of the Muslims. The fact that the Danish "spokesmen" admitted that planning had been executed three weeks prior.

And there's one more thing to take note of. In the case of both the Danish and French riots, the rioters are rioting on a schedule. This demonstrates that it is not mere anger which drives them to riot. Most riots burn themselves out in a matter of two or three days at the most, because the rioters, driven by rage, wreak havoc until they fall to exhaustion. The French Muslims are almost on bankers hours. There is an air of joie de vivre to their efforts:

"We have found our thrills: playing with riot police in the evening," one 22-year-old told an Agence France-Presse reporter yesterday. "In the day, we sleep, go see our girlfriends, play video games," the young man continued as a half-dozen youths nodded. "And in the evening, we have a good time: At 9 p.m., we go and fight the police."

Does that sound like the lifestyle of a young man enraged by racism, classism, and lack of opportunity? Of course, all riots are partially made up of opportunistic hellions, but these are different. When asked, the rioters are all on point, naming off their grievances, as if from a list of talking points.

Interesting, huh?

Sunday, November 06, 2005


A Bouquet of
Blue Roses

For You










Hush now my love
Nobodies dying
Up above
your god is crying

Your love lives on
in every ember

If you need somebody
How about me?

I only want you to be free
And the road I know is with me

And if you need somebody
I will be there

I will be there
I'm at your side
I'll starve the rivers when you cry




Franco-Diplomacy

When it comes to Islamists,
we have a secret weapon.


11th Night of
Riots In France


From Associated Press:


PARIS - President Jacques Chirac promised Sunday to restore public order across France as unrest spread from suburban Paris to cities south and north, with rioters battling police, throwing Molotov cocktails and ramming a car into a housing project during an 11th night of mayhem.

The violence has escalated from an outburst of anger in suburban Paris housing projects into a nationwide show of disdain for French authority from youths and minorities, most French-born children of Arab and black Africans angered by years of unequal opportunities.

Youths set ablaze nearly 1,300 vehicles and torched businesses, schools and symbols of French authority, including post offices and provincial police stations, late Saturday and early Sunday.

The violence reached the well-guarded French capital Saturday night. Police said 35 cars were torched, most on the city's northern and southern edges.

In the city center, gasoline bombs damaged three cars near Place de la Republique. Residents reported a loud explosion and flames.

"We were very afraid," said Annie Partouche, 55, who watched the cars burning from her apartment window. "We were afraid to leave the building."

In Evreux, 60 miles west of Paris, five police officers and three firefighters were injured in clashes with youths who destroyed at least 50 vehicles, shops and businesses, a post office and two schools, authorities said.

"Rioters attacked us with baseball bats," said Philippe Jofres, a deputy fire chief, told France-2 television. "We were attacked with pick axes. It was war."

Rioters Open Fire On Police, 10 Hurt


From Reuters:


GRIGNY, France, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Rioters fired shots at police in an 11th night of riots in France on Sunday, injuring 10 policemen, two of them seriously, police said.

Some 200 youths were lobbing stones and other objects at police in Grigny, south of Paris, a police spokesman said, adding that some of the rioters had fired at officers with shotguns, hitting 10 policemen.

Two officers were being treated in hospital, one with lead shot wounds to the throat, the other with wounds to a leg.

They Refused To Eat Anything
Even Birthday Cake


Atlas Shrugs posted a comment from a reader named Expat Swede, on his experiences with the Muslim community when living in Denmark. Here's a brief excerpt, but you really should go to Atlas' site and read the whole thing:


When I lived in Copenhagen I enrolled my son in a private, supposedly multi-cultural school. The principal was a Canadian Jew and most faculty were Brits, Americans or Danes. That to me was a sign of quality.

However, I soon discovered that a large minority of the students were muslims - something I have no problem with per se - but they turned out to be radical muslims.

Throughout my son's first year there, the muslim kids in his class kept telling him, day after day, that Allah was going to kill him because he was not a muslim.

When I invited some of his classmates to a birthday party they brought as presents toys that were usually broken, things they no longer wanted themselves. They only played with the other muslims and refused to eat anything whatsoever. Including birthday cake.

Imagine 12 kids sitting around a table and half of them refuse to eat anything, only because you are not a muslim.

After 9/11 one of this classmates wanted to put a picture of bin Ladin on his class folder. His parents sent money to al Qaeda (which I reported to the police).


Go read the rest.

I don't even know what to say about this. If true, it is a frightening portrait of the problem Europe faces. The Muslim kids at the birthday party, clearly, thought of the non-Muslims as dirty Kuffar. If they are being raised that way, how can they change?

As we've seen with racism in America, it is a generational problem. Whites took generations to learn to accept black people as equal human beings. Some still don't.

So, how would one go about solving this problem. A good beginning would be to put intelligence agents in the Mosques immediately so as to do a survey of what is being taught. Then, the government should expel all radical preachers.


If The
Riots Continue

History Channel Becomes Real Life


I just clicked on to Yahoo, and then over to an AP report where Chirac was vowing "arrests and trials" for those sowing violence in the Parisian Intifada. While I was reading the article, a live action ad came up for History Channel's special on The Crusades.

How fitting.

The Crusades, of course, began when Muslims took Jerusalem, and the Catholic Church, in no mood to cede the birthplace of Christ to Muslim invaders, sent forces to repel them.

Well, now, Muslims are attempting to take over neighborhoods which ring Paris, perhaps the capital of secular civilization. In such a civilization, who will send the forces out to beat back the invaders?

Wake Up Eurabia


From Mark Steyn in the Chicago Sun-Times:


Ever since 9/11, I've been gloomily predicting the European powder keg's about to go up. ''By 2010 we'll be watching burning buildings, street riots and assassinations on the news every night,'' I wrote in Canada's Western Standard back in February.

Silly me. The Eurabian civil war appears to have started some years ahead of my optimistic schedule. As Thursday's edition of the Guardian reported in London: ''French youths fired at police and burned over 300 cars last night as towns around Paris experienced their worst night of violence in a week of urban unrest.''

''French youths,'' huh? You mean Pierre and Jacques and Marcel and Alphonse? Granted that most of the "youths" are technically citizens of the French Republic, it doesn't take much time in les banlieus of Paris to discover that the rioters do not think of their primary identity as ''French'': They're young men from North Africa growing ever more estranged from the broader community with each passing year and wedded ever more intensely to an assertive Muslim identity more implacable than anything you're likely to find in the Middle East. After four somnolent years, it turns out finally that there really is an explosive ''Arab street,'' but it's in Clichy-sous-Bois.

For half a decade, French Arabs have been carrying on a low-level intifada against synagogues, kosher butchers, Jewish schools, etc. The concern of the political class has been to prevent the spread of these attacks to targets of more, ah, general interest. They seem to have lost that battle. Unlike America's Europhiles, France's Arab street correctly identified Chirac's opposition to the Iraq war for what it was: a sign of weakness.

The French have been here before, of course. Seven-thirty-two. Not 7:32 Paris time, which is when the nightly Citroen-torching begins, but 732 A.D. -- as in one and a third millennia ago. By then, the Muslims had advanced a thousand miles north of Gibraltar to control Spain and southern France up to the banks of the Loire. In October 732, the Moorish general Abd al-Rahman and his Muslim army were not exactly at the gates of Paris, but they were within 200 miles, just south of the great Frankish shrine of St. Martin of Tours. Somewhere on the road between Poitiers and Tours, they met a Frankish force and, unlike other Christian armies in Europe, this one held its ground ''like a wall . . . a firm glacial mass,'' as the Chronicle of Isidore puts it. A week later, Abd al-Rahman was dead, the Muslims were heading south, and the French general, Charles, had earned himself the surname ''Martel'' -- or ''the Hammer.''

Poitiers was the high-water point of the Muslim tide in western Europe. It was an opportunistic raid by the Moors, but if they'd won, they'd have found it hard to resist pushing on to Paris, to the Rhine and beyond. ''Perhaps,'' wrote Edward Gibbon in The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire, ''the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet.'' There would be no Christian Europe. The Anglo-Celts who settled North America would have been Muslim. Poitiers, said Gibbon, was ''an encounter which would change the history of the whole world.''

Battles are very straightforward: Side A wins, Side B loses. But the French government is way beyond anything so clarifying. Today, a fearless Muslim advance has penetrated far deeper into Europe than Abd al-Rahman. They're in Brussels, where Belgian police officers are advised not to be seen drinking coffee in public during Ramadan, and in Malmo, where Swedish ambulance drivers will not go without police escort. It's way too late to rerun the Battle of Poitiers.

In the no-go suburbs, even before these current riots, 9,000 police cars had been stoned by ''French youths'' since the beginning of the year; some three dozen cars are set alight even on a quiet night. ''There's a civil war under way in Clichy-sous-Bois at the moment,'' said Michel Thooris of the gendarmes' trade union Action Police CFTC. ''We can no longer withstand this situation on our own. My colleagues neither have the equipment nor the practical or theoretical training for street fighting.''

A few years back I was criticized for a throwaway observation to the effect that ''I find it easier to be optimistic about the futures of Iraq and Pakistan than, say, Holland or Denmark." But this is why. In defiance of traditional immigration patterns, these young men are less assimilated than their grandparents. French cynics like the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, have spent the last two years scoffing at the Bush Doctrine: Why, everyone knows Islam and democracy are incompatible. If so, that's less a problem for Iraq or Afghanistan than for France and Belgium.


Let everyone remember, the Parisian ghettoes surround the city of Paris proper.

Paris Intifada Watch
Were Rioters Tactics Learned
From Chechneyan Muslims?


Wretchard, at Belmont Club, has a piece up about how the tactics of the Parisian Muslims, and those of the Chechen Muslims, are eerily similar:


Car burning is spectacular, serious enough to get attention yet -- and this is the vital point -- not serious enough to provoke lethal force. By staying just shy of the threshold, the rioters can maximize their rate of propagation at minimum danger to themselves. Other commenters have noted how small groups of "youths", coordinated by cell phone, can gather to attack and disperse before a response can be mounted. A BBC article describes some of the cut and thrust.

The ability to torch cars in the Place de la Republique is a good gauge of the limits of police response time. All in all, the tactic of car burning provides definite advantages to the attacker and many disadvantages for the defender.

... they bear an eerie resemblance to tactics employed by the Chechens against the Russian Army in Grozny, and may have been fertilized by ideas from that source. A
Parameters article describes how the Chechens gave the Russians the run-around:

The principal Chechen city defense was ... to remain totally mobile and hard to find. ... Hit-and-run tactics made it difficult for the Russian force to locate pockets of resistance and impossible to bring their overwhelming firepower to bear against an enemy force. Russian firepower was diluted as a result and could be used only piecemeal.

... they moved in groups as large as 200 at times, showing up in cars with guns blazing. The more typical Chechen combat group was a three- or four-man cell. Five of these cells were usually linked into a 15- to 20-man unit that fought together.


Wretchard comments:

Although it may be coincidental, the remarkable uniformity in the rioter's rules of engagement and the rapid development of their tactics suggests they have a tacit consensus as to their strategic aims: to confine action to inherently political acts in exchange for political concessions.

And then links to an Amir Taheri article, wherein Taheri asserts that the Jihadi reioters have very specific political goals:


Some are even calling for the areas where Muslims form a majority of the population to be reorganized on the basis of the "millet" system of the Ottoman Empire: Each religious community (millet) would enjoy the right to organize its social, cultural and educational life in accordance with its religious beliefs.

In parts of France, a de facto millet system is already in place. In these areas, all women are obliged to wear the standardized Islamist "hijab" while most men grow their beards to the length prescribed by the sheiks.

The radicals have managed to chase away French shopkeepers selling alcohol and pork products, forced "places of sin," such as dancing halls, cinemas and theaters, to close down, and seized control of much of the local administration.

A reporter who spent last weekend in Clichy and its neighboring towns of Bondy, Aulnay-sous-Bois and Bobigny heard a single overarching message: The French authorities should keep out."All we demand is to be left alone," said Mouloud Dahmani, one of the local "emirs" engaged in negotiations to persuade the French to withdraw the police and allow a committee of sheiks, mostly from the Muslim Brotherhood, to negotiate an end to the hostilities.


The Jihad is worldwide and coordinated. The evidence is right under our noses.


The Shattering Of What's Left
Of The Left's Illusions


From Eurota, via the Astute Blogger:


The current intifada in France has stripped the American Left of its second Utopia in a generation. The Left lost its earlier worldly utopia when the Soviet Union fell apart.

1989 was not only the year that the countries of Central Europe regained their independence, it was also the year that the Left began to lose its organizing principle, its focus, and to begin casting around for a new organizing principle.

With the Soviet Union gone, the Leftists shifted or intensified their focus on various "progressive" causes, such as anti-globalization, environmentalism, multiculturalism and radical feminism. However, there was no particular geographic locus for these causes, no place where "real existing" progressivism could be found.

The enemy, however, remained clear: The West, especially the United States and its capitalist economic system.

Europe fit the bill nicely. Outside of the economic failure of Europe, the riots have cut deeply into the post-1989 leftwing consensus of "Europe = Good, US = Bad".


The End of France
As a Western Country?


From John Derbyshire at the NRO Corner:


WHY AN INTIFADA IN FRANCE?

An acquaintance of mine -- French, currently resident in North Africa -- sent a long post about the French riots to an email group I belong to. It is a fascinating post, but much too long to paste here.

I did think, though, that the following passage would interest NRO readers, so with his permission, I pass it on. It is from a passage headed: "Why an Intifada in France?"

It is among a long list of reasons given as answers to the question. "The Iraq war: as I had noticed very strongly in Tunisia a little more than 2 years ago, the opposition of France to intervention in Iraq has been perceived as a sign of weakness, and French are since considered as Dhimmis.

The change of attitude from Arabs against French has been dramatic: now I know problems of security in Tunisia, and even in the French planes to go and come from there, and in Nice (French Riviera) Airport!

This opposition, probably motivated by the money earned in Oil For Terror program and by threats from Saudi Arabia and Iran, has marked the end of France as a Western country (whatever one thinks about the Iraq war per se!)."



Let me be clear. I do not want France to end. It would be a disaster for Western Civization. It would be like cutting off one of our limbs.

To be sure, France is no longer the France of old, and has not been for a very long time. For years, France has instead been the doddering old aunt you're afraid to leave alone in her apartment for fear she will start a fire. Well, yes, and look what she has done.

But, obviously, this is no cause for celebration. I do not believe civilizations and cultures follow timelines of life and death, the way people do. People grow old and die. Civilizations, I believe, can grow old and decrepit, and then revive themselves, by returning to their values. Often, it takes a war to shock the culture into a remembrance of itself.

This is what has happened in America since 9/11. I pray that this is what will happen to France as a result of these riots. They need to know that their culture can be taken from them. It can all go away. No more cute little winding Rue's winding off the main Blvd. No more shop windows with the latest sophisticated fashions. No more sauces and subtle vintages.

If you are a praying person, I'd say pray for France. There's not much we Americans can do.

More than likely these riots will stop eventually. I predict that they will not burn out, but instead, they will suddenly and mysteriously just stop. Whether or not, the police ever begin to get real serious.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

On The Tenth Night
The Jihad Reaches The Heart of Paris
And Spreads All The Way
From The Riviera To The German Border


Yes, that's right, Jihad in the heart of romance:


PARIS - The urban unrest that triggered scores of arson attacks on vehicles, nursery schools and other targets from the Mediterranean to the German border reached Paris overnight, with police saying early Sunday that 13 cars were burned in the French capital.

By 1 a.m., at least 607 vehicles — including those in Paris — were burned during the 10th night of violence, said Patrick Hamon, spokesman for the national police. The overall figures were expected to climb by daybreak, he added.

The violence — originally concentrated in neighborhoods northeast of Paris with large immigrant populations — has spread across France, extending west to the rolling fields of Normandy and south to resort cities on the Mediterranean. Attacks were reported in Cannes and Nice.

In the Normandy town of Evreux, arsonists burned at least 50 vehicles, part of a shopping center, a post office and two schools, Hamon said.

Five police officers and three firefighters were injured battling the blazes, he said.

The unrest is forcing France to confront long-simmering anger in its suburbs ...

The anger spread to the Internet ...

Along with messages of condolence and appeals for calm were insults targeting police, threats of more violence and warnings that the unrest will feed support for France's anti-immigration extreme right.

"Civil war is declared. There will no doubt be deaths. Unfortunately, we have to prepare," said a posting signed "Rania."

"We are going to destroy everything. Rest in peace, guys," wrote "Saint Denis."

Evreux, 60 miles to the west, appeared to suffer the worst damage Saturday. The burning of the shopping center showed that "there is a will to pillage," Hamon said. "This has been true since the start," referring to grocery stores, video stores and other businesses that have been set afire.



A will to pillage? Muslims? Well, of course, the Koran says you can take booty from your vanquished foe, including their women.


The unrest has taken on unprecedented scope and intensity, reaching far-flung corners of France on Saturday, from Rouen in Normandy to Bordeaux in the southwest to Strasbourg near the German border.

In quiet Acheres, on the edge of the St. Germain forest west of Paris, arsonists burned a nursery school, where part of the roof caved in, and about a dozen cars in attacks the mayor described as "perfectly organized."

Children's photos clung to the blackened walls, and melted plastic toys littered the floor. Residents gathered at the school gate, demanding that the army be deployed or suggesting that citizens band together to protect their neighborhoods.

Mayor Alain Outreman tried to cool tempers.

"We are not going to start militias," he said. "You would have to be everywhere."

Cars were torched in the cultural bastion of Avignon in the south and the resort cities of Nice and Cannes, a police officer said.

Arson was reported in Nantes in the southwest, the Lille region in the north and Saint-Dizier in the Ardennes region east of Paris. In the eastern city of Strasbourg, 18 cars were set alight in full daylight, police said.

In one attack, youths in the eastern Paris suburb of Meaux prevented paramedics from evacuating a sick person from a housing project. They pelted rescuers with rocks and then torched the waiting ambulance, an Interior Ministry official said.

Evidence
The Jihad Is Worldwide and Coordinated, Part III



I do not believe the Paris riots started spontaneously. I don't believe they are the result of the frustration of povery, or racism, or education. To be sure, those are contributing factors. Those are the kinds of things that make people almost angry enough, but there must be a match to light the fuse.

And, I don't buy that the deaths of two teenage boys - who, absurdly, jumped a a fence and landed on a transformer - lit this fuse. You can bet there have been many more provocative encounters between the police and teenage boys. In fact, there probably was one earlier in the week, and the week before that, and the week before that.

So, why do I think the riots started? I think we will soon find out that these riots were coordinated by a Muslim organization of some sort. Likely, this organization will have ties to international terrorism. Likely, funding is coming from Saudi Arabia, or Iran, or both. I'm really going out on a limb here, aren't I?

Here's my reasoning:

A week back, a riot began in Denmark. The motivating factor was the Mohammed cartoons published by Jyllands-Posten newspaper. When a reporter showed up to interview the rioters in Denmark last week, he met teenagers who told him they were expecting him:

Four youths sit by the wall in Rosenhøj Mall Sunday afternoon, calling themselves spokesmen for the groups that three nights in a row have ravaged and tried to burn down a restaurant and other stores.

"We knew you would be coming. We are spokesmen", said a young man with a black knitted hood on his head. He was angry. Very angry.

"We are tired of what we see happening to our Prophet. We are tired of Jyllands-Posten. We won't accept what Jyllands-Posten has done to the Prophet", he says aggressively, and the others nod approvingly.

"This area belongs to us", the youths proclaimed. "The police have to stay away. This is our area. We decide what goes down here".


The boy then informed the reporter of his nationality. Even though the rioters have invariably been identified in the media as North African youths, this one, this "spokesperson," was not African. No:

He calls himself 100 percent Palestinian, born in a refugee camp in Lebanon 19 years ago, and now unemployed in Denmark.

Yes, the intifada come to Paris.

All of this suggests some central planning authority What teenager wouldn think to call himself "spokesmen"? Even if they were saavy enough to realize reporters would show up because of their rioting?

He then went on to inform the report that, indeed, their riot, there in Denmark had been planned:

"We have planned this for three weeks. That is why only two were arrested Saturday night. The police will cordon it all off. But we know the ways out ..."

But, the question is, were they centrally planned?

Now, check it out, as best as I can tell, those quotes, from the Danish rioters, were uttered on, or around October 31. If the riots were planned three weeks before, then, let us think about what has happened in the preceding three weeks. That would take us back to October 10th. Well, we know that Ramadan began on October 5th this year. Does that mean anything? Have there been a rash of highly coordinated attacks, and or riot activity since October 10th?

October 13th: There was a coordinated urban attack by 150 Islamic militants on a school and airport leaves at least forty-four civilians and law enforcement personnel dead. 44 were murdered and 64 were injured.

I must say, though, it is my inclination that that attack was not the result of the same planning session that produced the riots. But, there were other incidents in the past few weeks which did look suspiciously like these riots in Denmark.

First, there were riots at a Coptic church in Egypt on October 21. In this incident, Muslims rioted because one year previously a play had depicted Muslims rioting. When the priest at the church was asked about the riots, he commented that he couldn't understand why they were rioting over something that took place the previous year:

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) -- One person died and more than 90 were injured as thousands of Muslims rioted outside a Coptic Christian church Friday to denounce a play deemed offensive to Islam.

The Interior Ministry described the protesters as "fanatic elements" who "escalated a negative reaction to a play." The ministry said about 5,000 Muslims marched to the church after Friday noon prayers at mosques.


"The police tried to prevent (the demonstrators) from approaching the church and attacking it, but the protesters did not heed the warnings and started to hurl stones at the church, security forces and pedestrians," the ministry said.


The riot was sparked by the distribution of a DVD of a play that was performed at the church two years ago. The church's director, the Rev. Augustinous, said it was difficult to explain the reaction to a one-time performance that took place two years ago.


Then, on October 23rd there were riots in Birmingham, England. In that case, Muslims rioted after a meeting where they had gotten together with leaders of the British West Indian commitee to discuss a reported rape of a West Indian girl by a group of Pakistanis:

The riots erupted after members of the Afro-Caribbean and South Asian communities held what police and media said was a peaceful meeting ...

In an echo of the situation in Egypt, the victims of the rioting were surprised, even shocked, at the sudden turn of Muslim anger:

The woman, quoted by Britain's domestic Press Association, said she had seen around 100 Asian men congregating outside an Asian shop, put on hoods and masks and heard them say they would get weapons. "We thought they were joking."

But no, they certainly weren't joking:

The Sunday Times newspaper said a gang of up to 30 Asian youths began throwing stones at some of the 300 people attending the meeting in the church. Meanwhile, a woman, who asked not to be named, said she saw South Asians attacking blacks and heard later that a 20-year-old black man was stabbed to death.

Then, the French riots started. French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy has declared that the riots show evidence of having been highly planned. As we have seen, the Danish riots also showed signs of having been planned. In the case of the French riot, once again, the motivation is questionable. As I noted, I don't believe the death of the boys is the reason. Instead, I think it is more likely that all these riots are motivated by the Jyllands-Posten cartoons.

I believe this confluence of rioting betrays strong evidence of all these riots having been planned by a central authority. The fact that all of them were started for highly questionable reasons. The fact that, in the case of the Egyptian and Brimingham riots, the victims were shocked at the sudden change in the mood of the Muslims. The fact that the Danish "spokesmen" admitted that planning had been executed three weeks prior.

And there's one more thing to take note of. In the case of both the Danish and French riots, the rioters are rioting on a schedule. This demonstrates that it is not mere anger which drives them to riot. Most riots burn themselves out in a matter of two or three days at the most, because the rioters, driven by rage, wreak havoc until they fall to exhaustion. The French Muslims are almost on bankers hours. There is an air of joie de vivre to their efforts:

"We have found our thrills: playing with riot police in the evening," one 22-year-old told an Agence France-Presse reporter yesterday.

"In the day, we sleep, go see our girlfriends, play video games," the young man continued as a half-dozen youths nodded. "And in the evening, we have a good time: At 9 p.m., we go and fight the police."

Does that sound like the lifestyle of a young man enraged by racism, classism, and lack of opportunity?

Of course, all riots are partially made up of opportunistic hellions, but these are different. When asked, the rioters are all on point, naming off their grievances, as if from a list of talking points.

Interesting, huh?

Since The Media Won't Tell Us,
Yeah,
It Might As Well Be Cats


From Iowahawk:



PARIS - Former French matinee idol Pepe Le Pew was among the hundreds injured last night amid violent feline rioting in the impoverished Parisian suburb of Dans-le-Crappeur. Le Pew, 58, a former Warner Brothers studio actor turned Chirac government spokes-skunk, sustained severe scratches and concussions in the melee before nose-pin equipped EMT rescue squads could drag him to safety. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Last night’s rioting marked the eighth consecutive night of violence in the Paris suburbs, as thousands of immigrant feline youths continue to rampage to protest a lack of jobs and cuts in French government tuna programs. Dans-le-Crappeur, home to tens of thousands of unemployed first-hundred generation immigrant cats, has been particularly hard hit.

Violence erupted here last Wednesday night after French Interior Minister Nikolas Sarkozy announced a crackdown on crime and furniture-scratching in the sprawling Chateau des Chats public housing projects. Enraged feline youths went on a rampage, smashing windows of local fish shops and overturning hundreds of public pay-litter boxes. Violence intensified over the weekend as enraged cats began burning and looting sprees across the suburbs, sparked by Sarkozy’s remarks that they were “easily enraged.”

In a stark warning of continued violence Monday, immigrant community spokes-cat Imam Tariq Al-Felix of the Lipi Le Lyon Mosque said that arson and looting would continue “until the French government does something to solve the problem of all the burned out looted buildings in our neighborhoods.”

Seeking to quell the burgeoning Kitty-fada and restore public order, French President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin enlisted the help of Le Pew yesterday. It was thought that Le Pew - who led France’s UN efforts to oppose US sanctions against the so-called “pussies of evil” of Sylvester, Tom and Mr. Jinks - would help establish a diplomatic dialog with the Gallic feline community.

Instead, the outreach effort appeared to backfire. According to witnesses, Le Pew’s appearance on the scene last night caused a stampede as panicked crowds began fleeing the smell. More trouble ensued when Le Pew was seen as making “inappropriate contact” with a burqqa-clad female cat, which reportedly sparked a mob of feline activists to don nose clips and begin beating him. Youths also set fire to a street-stripe painting truck which was allegedly involved in the incident.


Quelle miserie.

What Do Pat Boone And Bono
Have In Common?


From Reuters:


It turns out they are both fans of the Rev. Billy Graham.

They are joined by such acts as Michael McDonald, LeAnn Rimes, Marty Stuart, DC Talk and others on "Thank You Billy Graham," a track organized by Boone that celebrates the evangelist's 87th birthday.

Net proceeds from the song and video, out November 7, benefit Mercy Corps and Samaritan's Purse for Hurricane Katrina and Global Poverty Relief.

The song, written by Boone, David Pack and Billy Dean, appears on Boone's new album, "Glory Train," which was released on his Gold Label, distributed by Sony.

Yeshua
No More - Never Again


Cliff May says, "When someone tells you he wants to kill you, take him seriously.":


Eighty years ago, Adolf Hitler published an autobiography-cum-manifesto. Its title translates as “My Struggle.” In it, Hitler talked of his desire for revenge against France, the German nation's need to control more land, and the means by which his National Socialist Party could gain power.
It also included, of course, a clear indication of his genocidal intentions against the Jews.


Last week, Iran's president echoed those themes. He talked about his “struggle” – the word translate into both Arabic and Persian as “jihad” -- his desire for revenge against America and the West, the Islamic nation's need to control more land, and the means by which his Militant Islamist movement could gain global power.

He also included his genocidal intention to wipe Israel “off the map.”

Of course, there are differences between Hitler in 1925 and Ahmadinejad in 2005. Perhaps the biggest is this: When Hitler made his threats he was an obscure politician whom hardly anyone took seriously.

By contrast, Ahmadinejad is the president of a large and wealthy nation that operates terrorist organizations and is well on its way to developing nuclear weapons.

Had Hitler's threatening words inspired serious action then, millions of people – Jews, Gypsies, Czechoslovaks, Americans, British, Russians and others – would not have been slaughtered in the 20th Century.

If Ahmadinejad's threatening words inspire serious action now, millions of people may be spared in this century.

But while President Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and others responded with strong rhetoric, neither penalties nor restraints seem likely to be imposed on the Islamist Fascist regime in Tehran. Indeed, not a single European ambassador was withdrawn – not even temporarily.


Reading this caused me to get up out of my chair, go into my bedroom, and pull a book off my shelf which I haven't looked at in three years. It's called, The Holocaust and the Christian World. I bought it right when I first began to become aware of the rise of the new anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab World.

Here is a quote:


Few organizations, in or outside Nazi Germany, did much to resist Nazism or aid its vitims. Assisting European Jews was not a high priority of the Allied governments as they sought to defeat Hitler militarily. The courageous acts of individual rescuers and resistance members proved to be the exception, not the norm.

To a great extent, this inertia defined the organized Christian community as well. Churches throughout Europe were mostly silent as Jews were persecuted, deported and murdered.

There were few Christians in the Protestant Confessing Church who demanded that their Church take a public stand in defence of the Jews.


Shortly after reading that I wrote the following:


Jesus was a Jew.

Peter, James, Simon, John, and all the apostles were Jews.

Paul was a Jew.

The early Christians worshipped in Synagogues. They studied and discussed the Torah.

At a certain point in history, the Christian Church separated from it's Jewish roots and we forgot about our brothers.

We forgot about our brothers in 1939, when the Nazi's came to round them up and put them on trains, and take them all, man, women, and child, to prison camps.

We forgot about our brothers when the Nazis herded them into rooms to be choked by Zyklon B.

We forgot about our brothers and 6 million of them died because we didn't stand up and say, "No more."

Today we hear the same voices calling, "Death to the Jews. Kill them wherever you find them"

Think: Are these the voices of 1939, or 2002 (2005)?

The answer is, these are quotes from Arab press, and leaders of Arab governments. This is our history, today.

We must not forget about our brothers again. We must stand with them and say, "No more. Never Again."


It is our responsibilty, my Christian friends. Everyone of us. We have to stop it. If we don't, the blood is on our hands. There is another Jew who died, whose blood is on our hands; washing away our sins. His name is Yeshua (Jesus) the Christ (Meshiach).

We owe it to Him to save His brothers.


The 9/11 of Paris

A firefighter standing on an elevator, top left, sprays water onto the ruins of a Chinese textiles warehouse in Le Bourget, north east of Paris, Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, as a colleague picks up extinguishing hoses. Small, mobile groups of youths torched hundreds more cars near Paris on Friday, and the violence and arson attacks that have shaken the capital's suburbs for a week spread to other French towns. (AP Photo/Mehdi Taamallah)

On The Ninth Night Of Rioting
My True Love Gave To Me


754 Cars Set on Fire. 203 People Arrested. Five Golden Rings.

Well, gee, I remember, yesterday, reading that the rioting had spread, but was not as bad as the previous night. It looks like the number of automobiles torched is twice the number of the previous night:


The night was rife with activity by those charming French kids. 754 vehicles burned, and 203 arrests. The violence continues to spread beyond the capital : One fourth of the vehicles were burned outisde of the Paris area in other regions of the country.

The accent by rioters is on pack-like behavior and avoiding direct confrontation with the herd (the riot police).

A pre-school was burned down in Achères as was a junior high school in Torcy. A fire truck was destroyed in Meaux. In Champigny a bus was torched after the occupants were forced to flee. A fire bomb was thrown at a police station in Saint-Denis, and in Suresnes an underground parking lot had 36 cars completely burned out.

In Clamart, a ten year old was caught with a fire bomb (sounds like something that happened in Iraq) and in Boulogne police arrested a rioter who has torched 15 vehicles. Two warehouses were set alight in Aubervilliers and a Jewish synagogue was hit with a fire bomb in Pierrefitte-sur-Seine.

In the same city, 100 residents of an apartment building were evacuated when there underbground parking lot was torched.

In Essonne, a cop was injured by thrown bricks near the housing projects at Tarterêts where a car dealership and a tire warehouse were burned down. The Saint-Michel-sur-Orge City Hall was partially burned down and another pre-school was partially destroyed in Brétigny-sur-Orge.

If just a small portion of this violence has taken place in an African country, the French preSS would be muttering about civil war. As it is happening in their own corner of the world, they are doing their best to cover up, report as little as possible, and do what they do best -- be in denial.

At this point it is safe to say that the French authorities (sic) are overwhelmed and no longer have a handle on the situation. The rioters have been stepping up the pressure to see how far they can go and they are not finding much resistance, despite increased riot police presence in hotbeds like Seine Saint Denis.

The fact that the French government cabinet is rife with infighting and backbiting is certainly a great encouragement for them.


And this:


AUBERVILLIERS, France - Widespread riots across impoverished areas of France took a malevolent turn in a ninth night of violence, as youths torched an ambulance and stoned medical workers coming to the aid of a sick person. Authorities arrested more than 200 people, an unprecedented sweep since the beginning of the unrest.

Bands of youths also burned a nursery school, warehouses and more than 750 cars overnight as the violence that spread from the restive Paris suburbs to towns around France. The U.S. warned Americans against taking trains to the airport through the affected areas.
At the nursery school in Acheres, west of Paris, part of the roof was caved in, childrens' photos stuck to blackened walls, and melted plastic toys littered the floor.


The town had been previously untouched by the violence. Some residents demanded that the army be deployed, or that citizens rise up and form militias. At the school gate, the mayor tried to calm tempers.

"We are not going to start militias," Mayor Alain Outreman said. "You would have to be everywhere."

Fires and other incidents were reported in the northern city of Lille, in Toulouse, in the southwest, Rouen, in the west and elsewhere on the second night of unrest in areas beyond metropolitan Paris. An incendiary device was tossed at the wall of a synagogue in Pierrefitte, northwest of Paris, where electricity went out after a burning car damaged an electrical pole.
"This is dreadful, unfortunate. Who did this? Against whom?" Naima Mouis, a hospital worker in Suresnes, asked while looking at the hulk of her burned-out car.


On Saturday morning, more than 1,000 people took part in a silent march in one of the worst-hit suburbs, Aulnay-sous-Bois, filing past burned-out cars to demand calm. One banner read: "No to violence." Car torchings have become a daily fact in France's tough suburbs, with about 100 each night.

The Interior Ministry operations center reported 754 vehicles burned throughout France from Friday night to Saturday morning — three-quarters of them in the Paris area.
Arrests were also up sharply, with 203 people detained overnight, the center said.



And, in just a few hours, we here in America will find out if the Paris Intifada will continue into a tenth night.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Oh My God
A Good Idea Out Of Congress


Congress is thinking about putting an end to birthright citizenship:


House Republicans are looking closely at ending birthright citizenship and building a barrier along the entire U.S.-Mexico border as they search for solutions to illegal immigration.

A task force of party leaders and members active on immigration has met since the summer to try to figure out where consensus exists, and several participants said those two ideas have floated to the top of the list of possibilities to be included either in an immigration-enforcement bill later this year or in a later comprehensive immigration overhaul.

"There is a general agreement about the fact that citizenship in this country should not be bestowed on people who are the children of folks who come into this country illegally," said Rep. Tom Tancredo, Colorado Republican, who is participating in the "unity dinners," the group of Republicans trying to find consensus on immigration.

Birthright citizenship, or what critics call "anchor babies," means that any child born on U.S. soil is granted citizenship, with exceptions for foreign diplomats. That attracts illegal aliens, who have children in the United States; those children later can sponsor their parents for legal immigration.

Most lawmakers had avoided the issue, fearing that change would require a constitutional amendment -- the 14th Amendment reads in part: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."

But several Republicans said recent studies suggest otherwise.

"There's been recent scholarship that says we can do it by statute, and we ought to try," said Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, who usually finds himself on the opposite side of immigration issues from Mr. Tancredo.

"How in the world can you explain that's a good policy to have? It simply doesn't promote respect for the rule of law," Mr. Flake said.

Several lawmakers said the U.S. and Mexico are the only major Western countries to have birthright citizenship. Most European countries have moved away from birthright citizenship in recent decades.

"I am as surprised as anyone that this thing has got legs," Mr. Tancredo said, adding that he views it as a major step forward for the immigration debate. "This is the issue that motivated me to deal with immigration."

While some members said it could be part of an immigration bill later this year, Rep. Dan Lungren, California Republican, said it will take longer to drum up public support for such a major change, though he backs ending the policy.

"Some of us believe we have depreciated the value of citizenship," he said.