Tours Undone, Hundreds of cars torched in France at New Year
Tolerance is a weakness in the eyes of the Muslim. Do we look forward to this idiocy in this country?
When my daughter Genevieve studied at UGO in 2006, she witnessed the burnings first hands. For me it was an insult to me that the host country should allow Islamic terror to invade her studies. Be it not forgotten this is terrorism pure and simple. When the actions of mohamadeans cause the people of France to change one thing in their life it is terrorism. As usual the American press calls the perpetraitors disinfrachised youth, a code word for Muslims.
...now a regular form of expression for disenfranchised suburban youths wanting to make sure the rest of the country doesn't forget they exist. And their fiery presence is never felt so strongly as it is each New Year's Eve — the day of France's unofficial festival of car-burning. ..
Fri Jan 1, 2010 2:00pm EST
PARIS (Reuters) - Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year's Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.
Car burnings are regular occurrences in poor suburbs that ring France's big cities, but the arson is especially prevalent during New Year's Eve revelry.
The number of vehicles torched was only 10 short of the record 1,147 burned this time last year, even though the Interior Ministry mobilized 45,000 police during the night -- 10,000 more than 12 months ago.
It said police detained 549 people overnight, compared with 288 in 2009 New Year celebrations. However, unlike in previous years, there were no direct clashes between police and youths. "The few disturbances that did take place were brought swiftly under control," the ministry said in a statement.
Under control after 1,147 burned autos doesn't sound like swiftly to me.