.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

The Asylum

Welcome to the Asylum. This is a site devoted to politics and current events in America, and around the globe. The THREE lunatics posting here are unabashed conservatives that go after the liberal lies and deceit prevalent in the debate of the day. We'd like to add that the views expressed here do not reflect the views of other inmates, nor were any inmates harmed in the creation of this site.

Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Who are we? We're a married couple who has a passion for politics and current events. That's what this site is about. If you read us, you know what we stand for.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Le venir l'Intifada Musulmane, Or The Coming Muslim Intifada


No, I do not speak French. I had to use a an online translation site for it. But Captain Ed tips us off to this today with a story from David Rennie of the Washington Times Insider. It does seem as though the French are beginning to face many of the problems that the indomitable Mark Steyn has warned about for the better part of three years now. (Very good book, thus far, and we BOTH recommend it; TY Sabrina for getting us the book while we were away.)

Radical Muslims in France's housing estates are waging an undeclared "intifada," or uprising, against the police, with violent clashes injuring about 14 officers each day.

As the Interior Ministry announced that nearly 2,500 officers had been wounded this year, a police union declared that its members were "in a state of civil war" with Muslims in the most depressed "banlieue" estates. Banlieue, which means outskirts, is the commonly used euphemism for the low-income housing projects heavily populated by unemployed youths of North African origin.

The police union said it had asked the government to provide police with armored cars to protect officers in the estates, which it said were becoming no-go zones.

The number of attacks has risen by a third in two years. Police representatives told the newspaper Le Figaro that the "taboo" of attacking officers on patrol has been broken.

Instead, officers -- especially those patrolling in pairs or small groups -- are facing attacks when they try to arrest locals.

Senior officers insisted that the problem was essentially criminal in nature, with crime bosses on the estates fighting back against tough tactics.

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who also is the leading center-right candidate for the presidency, has sent heavily equipped units into areas with orders to regain control from drug-smuggling gangs and other organized crime rings.

However, not all officers on the ground accept that essentially secular interpretation of the problem. Michel Thoomis, the secretary general of the hard-line Action Police trade union, has written to Mr. Sarkozy warning of an "intifada" on the estates and demanding that officers be given armored cars in the most dangerous areas.

"We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more. It is an intifada, with stones and Molotov cocktails," he said last week. "You no longer see two or three youths confronting police, you see whole tower blocks emptying into the streets to set their 'comrades' free when they are arrested."

However, Gerard Demarcq, of the largest police unions, Alliance, dismissed talk of an uprising as representing the views of a minority.

Mr. Demarcq said the increased attacks on officers were proof that the policy of "retaking territory" from criminal gangs was working.

Mayors in the worst-affected suburbs, which saw weeks of riots and car burning a year ago, have expressed fears of a vicious circle, as attacks by locals lead the police to harden their tactics, further increasing resentment.

As if to prove that point, there were angry reactions in the western Paris suburb of Les Mureaux after dawn raids in search of youths who had attacked a police unit last week. The raids led to one arrest.

Scores of youths had attacked seven officers who had tried to arrest a man for not wearing his seat belt while driving. The driver refused to stop and later rammed a police car trying to block his path.

Les Mureaux Mayor Francois Garay criticized aggressive police tactics that left "the people on the ground to pick up the pieces."

This is what occurs when you have a large number of immigrants flooding into a nation who refuse to assimilate, and abide the laws of that nation. Remember that after those riots a year ago in France that many Muslim leaders in those communities, and across the country, denounced the French laws, and demanded the institution of shari'a law. They wanted, basically, their own set of rules in their own little areas. To my knowledge that never happened in America when we were fast becoming the "melting pot" of the world in the 1800s and 1900s. The Italians in New York and Chicago did not demand their old nation's laws be applied to only their ethinic groups. The same went for the Irish, the Germans, the Chinese, etc. They assimilated themselves to American life and culture.

In France, and all across Europe though, the Muslims refuse to do that. They want it tir way, or, as we have seen, they resort to violence. France is indeed in the middle of an intifada, and I doubt they have the testicular fortitude to stop it. In fact, Mark Steyn writes in his book:

'Experts talk about root causes. But demography is the most basic root of all. Many of the developed world's citizens gave no concious thought to Islam before September 11. Now we switch on the news every evening and, though there are many trouble spots around the world, as a general rule it's easy to make an educated guess at one of the participants: Muslims vs. Jews in "Palestine," Muslims vs. Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims vs. Christians in Africa, Muslims vs. Buddhists in Thailand, Muslims vs. Russians in the Caucasus, Muslims vs. backpacking tourists in Bali, Muslims vs. Danish cartoonists in Scandanavia. The environmentalists may claim to think globally but act locally, but these guys live it. They open up a new front with nary a thought.'

Europe is a new front for the Islamofascists. And France is sitting on the front lines. This is an example of what happens when a nation turns a blind eye to a fifth column emigrating to their nation. These people did not want to be "French." They are Muslim. They do not identify with "nations," but with their religion. and that religion is a bloody one, indeed. Oh, there are moderates in the world, but all too often those people are forced underground and into hiding for their ideas of not being so violent and less tolerant. Those people would love to live in a world where their 7th Century brethren would wake up and smell the hummis. But they will not. They know this, which is why they hide.

There are not enough strong, resounding voices in Islam to hold back the bloodthirsty minions of Mohammed. France is learning this lesson right now. But the question is can they learn it fast enough to avoid the inevitable? (The inevitable coming only in their failure to act decisively, which is the loss of French identity and nation, and the rise of a French-Muslim nation under shari'a law.) It is coming, and it will sweep away Old France, and Old Europe for that matter, like a tidal wave washing up on shore--ten miles inland--if they are not willing to stop this, and fight for their nation.

Live and let live is not in the Islamofascists ideology, and it sure as heck is not their mantra. They give you two options: Convert, or die. And if France dilly-dallies too long, we may witness the death of one of Europe's oldest nations. And its rebirth will be one of pain and blood. What will Europe do then? For that matter, how will the West respond?


Hugh Hewitt has posted the interview with Mark Steyn today. In that interview, he asked Mark about the French problem. Here is Mark's response:

HH: Today in the Washington Times, borrowing from the London Daily Telegraph, is a story that the French Interior Ministry has announced that 2,500 of their officers hve been wounded this year, and that violent crashes within the French housing estates, the radical Muslim infested housing estates, are at about 14 officers a day. It's an intifada, the Washington Times says. Do you agree with that assessment?

MS: Yes. Well, it was this fellow from the French police unit, union, who used the term intifada, and I was glad to see him do that, because I've been using that to describe what's been going on in France since the Spring of 2002, when I saw it firsthand in these lawless suburbs, where basically, the writ of the French state does not run. And it's interesting to me that politicians, including the lady who's going to be one of the favored presidential candidates in the next election, they essentially have deferred to that, like when they go to liaise with the big shot imams. They don't meet the imams on their turf. That would be disrespectful. The imam arranges to meet the big shot French politician on so-called French turf. In other words, these politicians are explicitly ceding territory of the 5th Republic of France to essentially a kind of...to the house of Islam, in effect. And I think people point out and they say oh, well no, we're not talking about the jihad here. These aren't people wearing burkas, and with long beards, and talking about Allah all the time. It's basically a secular kind of alienation. And that's all very well to put it in those terms, to say yes, these guys at one level look like just regular, Western teenagers. But for them, Islam has become a kind of political identity, and a very embracing political identity, and it's become like the coolest gang identity on the planet for these guys.

Mark Gets it. We get it. Hugh gets it. The only people who do not seem to understand what appeasement does for our enemy are the Democrats, and "Old Europe." And he is completely correct. The nations of Euroep, rather than confronting the violent, intolerant strain of Islam, has simply handed over areas of their nations and said "Do not hurt us." They do not understand that they have only two option in the eyes of these people--Convert, or Die. My response back? Lan Astaslem.

I will not submit.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not submit! The word is that France will be the next Islam nation. The gangs are well trained in street warfare. France, so far, is blind to what's going on. Rawriter

9:52 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

weight loss product