Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Le Petit Jihad Francais Curbed As 1,000 Police Deployed

The riots in France have died down fairly quickly, as President Sarkozy took quick action and ordered a crackdown.

About 1,000 policemen and a helicopters with searchlights were deployed to prevent further frolicking by the`youths', as Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie almost tripled the number of law enforcement officers in Villiers-le-Bel, north of Paris, where the riots started.

Contrast this with le Petit jihad in 2005...which Jacque Chirac let run for over three weeks.

Sarkozy said he would have a zero tolerance policy for the rioters, calling their actions `unacceptable' and that those who who fired shots at the police were guilty of `attempted assassination' and would be tracked down and brought to justice. A number of suspects have already been arrested.

"We'll find the gunmen, we'll use all the means needed to find them," President Sarkozy commented after he visited injured policemen in a local hospital.

The worm is turning in France.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The worm is turning in France.

i've always thought that an odd term. especially when used in the manner ff does in this essay. like most cliches i don't know the origin.
the worm being used to describe the actions of the french.
the worm being an invertebrate.
or spineless.
i wonder what the symbol of the US congress is?
oops, off topic...........