Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Ah, those frisky 'youths'!
Ever since Le Petit Jihad in 2005, burning vehicles has become what amounts to a New Year's Eve tradition in France as disaffected, predominantly Muslim youth car-b-que parked vehicles in the banlieus
This New Year's Eve tally was 1193 parked vehicles:
Hundreds of empty, parked cars go up in flames in France each New Year’s Eve, set afire by young revelers, a much lamented tradition that remained intact this year with 1,193 vehicles burned, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday.
His announcement was the first time in three years that such figures have been released. The conservative government of former President Nicolas Sarkozy had decided to stop publishing them in a bid to reduce the crime -- and not play into the hands of car-torching youths who try to outdo each other.
France’s current Socialist government decided otherwise, deeming total transparency the best method, and the rate of burned cars apparently remained steady. On Dec. 31, 2009, the last public figure available, 1,147 vehicles were burned.
Most of the car-B-ques took place in the Paris suburban region of Seine-Saint-Denis, where the 2005 Le Petit Jihad started and other areas the French refer to among them selves as 'La Zone'- urban areas in French cities de facto ceded to France's restive Muslim population, where the police normally only go in armed bands.
Of course France 24 and the AP would never use the word 'Muslim' in the article.
There's a grim sort of poetic justice here.
As Bat Yeor explained in her classic book "Eurabia", large scale Muslim immigration to France was a deliberate policy starting with the DeGaulle government.
It was done for trade, for oil, because the anti-American DeGaulle envisioned France as the leader of a new bloc of Muslim nations with France at their head and because the French figured that a new crop of immigrants would help pay for France's extensive welfare state.
It also meant distancing France from Israel, which is why DeGaulle treacherously cut off all arms and spare parts shipments to Israel on the eve of the Six Day War, even if they had already been paid for. Up until then, France had been Israel's main ally and arms supplier.
But quelle surprise !
The Jews won their war anyway, France's Muslim immigrants consume far more in social welfare spending costs than they came close to paying in taxes, and they account for a wildly disproportionate percentage of France's crime and its prison population.
Funny how that worked out, n'est pa?