From Spero News:
Today, the French newspapers Le Figaro and Le Monde carry articles warning that police fear that riots on the scale of those which took place last year are ready to flare up again.
The signs of violence are increasing. On Sunday at Grigny in Paris, a bus from the public transport group RATP was set on fire and destroyed, along with three cars. 30 youths had surrounded the bus, ordered its passengers to dismount, and torched it. Fire-fighters who tried to put out the blaze were pelted with stones. Two people were arrested, including a 13 year old.
Telegraph.co.uk - Muslims are waging civil war against us, claims police union, Excerpt:
"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. 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."
He added: "We need armoured vehicles and water cannon. They are the only things that can disperse crowds of hundreds of people who are trying to kill police and burn their vehicles."
I think it is time Americans come once again to the aid of France. Here is how we can help put out the fires:
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Jihadi Du Jour - Paris is burning again. Or is it still?, Excerpt: French 'youth' (that's code for muslim immigrants) burned buses on the eve of the anniversary of the riots of October 2005. Apparently, even after the rioting of last year, these muslim youth still feel disenchantment.
Gateway Pundit - After Protest March For Jobs, Youths Torch Buses in Paris, Excerpt: Several hundred youths, of largely African and North African descent, marched to the National Assembly in Paris on Wednesday to present a list of complaints to the government.
Foreign Affairs, France and Its Muslims
Summary: The recent panic over the rise of Islamic extremism in Europe has overlooked a key fact: the majority of European Muslims are trying hard to fit in, not opt out. This is especially clear in France, where the picture is much brighter than often acknowledged. Unfortunately, cynical politicians and the clumsy elite are now making matters much worse.
- Stéphanie Giry, Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs
No Pasaran! - Taking it to another level, Excerpt:
4 buses torched in one night (one was first hijacked and driven around by an armed gang). French youths have decided to up the violence a notch. Cars are for small time hoods and anyway, torching cars is like soooooooo 2005. So, French youths are movin' on up.
Prime Minister Villepin has promised swift and exemplary justice against those committing these felonies and refuses that any part of France should not be controlled by the State. Mouarf !!!
The most spectacular incident took place at 1AM between Bagnolet and Montreuil. A gang of 10 pistol wielding hooded youths boarded the bus. One of the assailants placed his gun on the side of the bus driver's head and ordered him to get out of his seat. The gang commandeered the bus, drove it a short distance and torched it in a neighboring suburb. Appropriately enough, the bus was torched at Montreuil's Lenin Square.