French muslims are at it again

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by dddooo, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. 21 police officers injured in clashes with rampaging youth in French suburb

    Rampaging youths assaulted a police station, set fire to cars and vandalized stores and a McDonald's restaurant in clashes in a rundown Paris suburb. Twenty-one police officers were injured.

    The violence Sunday night, prompted when two teens were killed in a motorbike crash with a police patrol car, was a reminder that the tensions which drove nationwide riots in 2005 in predominantly immigrant housing projects remain unresolved.

    Eight people were arrested and 21 police officers were injured - including the town's police chief, beaten in the face after he tried to negotiate with the rioters, a police official said.

    Residents drew parallels with the 2005 riots, which were prompted by the deaths of two teens electrocuted in a power substation while hiding from police in a suburb northeast of Paris.

    The backlash then against police spread across the nation and raged for three weeks, as youths - many of them black or of Arab origin - torched cars and clashed with police in an explosion of anger over discrimination, unemployment and alienation from mainstream French society.
  2. At least 77 police injured during intense rioting by ‘genuine urban guerillas’

    VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France - Rampaging youths rioted overnight in Paris' suburbs, hurling Molotov cocktails and setting fire to dozens of cars. At least 77 officers were injured, a senior police union official said Tuesday. Some police officers were fired at, the official said.

    The violence was more intense than during three weeks of rioting in 2005, said the official, Patrice Ribeiro. Police were shot at and are facing "genuine urban guerillas with conventional weapons and hunting weapons."

    Some officers were hit by shotgun pellets, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said. She said there were six serious injuries, "people who notably were struck in the face and close to the eyes."

    Police officers guard a destroyed police station in Villiers-le-Bel, outside Paris, on Monday.
  3. maxpi


    deport 'em... or better yet a siege: cut off their welfare!!