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Youths riot in French town
AFP ^ | 010/05/2007

Posted on 10/05/2007 10:34:44 AM PDT by Republicain

Saint-Dizier, France - French police clashed overnight with youths who went on a rampage in a town in eastern France, prompting Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie to travel to the trouble spot.

Between 40 and 50 masked youths used metal bars to smash a firefighters' vehicle and a police car dispatched to a shopping mall in Saint-Dizier, said Yves Guillot, the head of the Haute-Marne regional government.

The youths then fanned out across the town of 30 000 inhabitants, setting fire to two buildings, a car rental office and 16 vehicles. Police reinforcements were sent in to quell the violence.

"We are trying to understand what happened. We have had clashes in our town but not on this scale," said Mayor Francois Cornut-Gentille.

The youths are said to be residents of Saint-Dizier's low-income housing project, Vert-bois, which is home to 12 000 people.

Alliot-Marie was due to travel to Saint-Dizier, some 200km east of Paris, after police and fire emergency authorities were targeted in the violence, her office said.

Hundreds of suburbs across France exploded into rioting for three weeks in late 2005, highlighting the nation's failure to integrate its Arab and African immigrants.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: angrymuslims; france; riot; saintdizie; saintdizier; youths; yutes
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1 posted on 10/05/2007 10:34:45 AM PDT by Republicain
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To: Republicain

Once again, their ethnicity is being withheld.


2 posted on 10/05/2007 10:35:50 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: Slapshot68

Could they be mooslims?


3 posted on 10/05/2007 10:36:32 AM PDT by coon2000
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To: Republicain
"masked youths"

Ha ha. I think we all have a pretty good idea of what is going on here.

4 posted on 10/05/2007 10:36:41 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is criminal insanity writ large.)
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To: Republicain

“Youths”, eh? Sigh. Those darned Jooooos/Christians/etc.


5 posted on 10/05/2007 10:36:55 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: coon2000

Don’t you think it’s interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.


6 posted on 10/05/2007 10:37:43 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Republicain

More “angry youths”. I guess it just goes to show that France is a racist, sexist, homophobic society with not enough socialism....


7 posted on 10/05/2007 10:38:44 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: Republicain

We’ll see how Sarko deals with France’s “youth” problem.


8 posted on 10/05/2007 10:38:54 AM PDT by Mr J (All IMHO.)
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To: Slapshot68

They are just young despondent mimes upset about the passing of Marcel Marceau.


9 posted on 10/05/2007 10:39:16 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Message received, is message sent" Claire Cooper)
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To: Republicain

Those darn Mormon “youth” again....


10 posted on 10/05/2007 10:39:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Fred Thompson 2008, no need to "suspend disbelief" with him)
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To: Republicain

it’s those MUSLIM “Youts” again

From Stratfor:

France: New Violence Bears a Foreboding Message
October 05, 2007 14 36 GMT

Roughly 40-50 masked youths attacked a police-escorted firefighting team en route to a fire in the largely Muslim-populated French town of Saint-Dizier in the early hours of Oct. 5.

For now, the event does not appear to herald a replay of the race riots that rocked France in 2005, when the alleged accidental electrocution of three Muslim youths fleeing local police sparked violence on a national scale. This time around, there seems to be no precipitating event, suggesting that the violence will not again expand nationally in short order.

But the spontaneous nature of the violence suggests that French suburbs — where the 10 percent of France’s population that is Muslim is concentrated — are beginning to develop characteristics similar to those found in Watts, Calif., in the United States in 1965. In Watts, the local minority — blacks — felt so dispossessed that violence was seen as one of the few means of impacting political discourse.


11 posted on 10/05/2007 10:39:58 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: Republicain
"Youths"?

"Deranged followers of Mad Mo the genocidal caravan-raider" seems more likely.

12 posted on 10/05/2007 10:40:32 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Slapshot68

Isn’t it too late in the season for this? I thought early spring into the summer was the proper time to burn buildings and cars.
If only Miss manners was French, she could keep these people from embarrasing themselves... I mean really, a car fire in October?


13 posted on 10/05/2007 10:41:57 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: Boiler Plate

It was bound to happen.


14 posted on 10/05/2007 10:42:08 AM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: Mr J

I don’t like to tell other countries how to handle their internal affairs, so I’ll just politely suggest that if Sarko gives them a “whiff of the grape” ... I won’t accuse him of human rights violations.


15 posted on 10/05/2007 10:42:09 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Da Coyote
“Youths”, eh? Sigh. Those darned Jooooos/Christians/etc.

I'd bet it was fanatical Amish extremists. :=)

16 posted on 10/05/2007 10:43:18 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Republicain

17 posted on 10/05/2007 10:43:23 AM PDT by RachelFaith (Doing NOTHING... about the illegals already here IS Amnesty !!)
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To: Republicain

So I wonder how many of these guys were named Jacques, Pierre, Francois and Georges? And how many were named Mohammed, Ahmed, Marwan and Waleed?


18 posted on 10/05/2007 10:44:52 AM PDT by Koblenz (The Dem Platform, condensed: 1. Tax and Spend. 2. Cut and Run. 3. Man on Man)
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To: Republicain

I am sure it is a coincidence that this happened on the same day as one of the biggest events in the Moose-Limb calender -— Al Quds Day.

Incidently, this “holiday” was started by the crazy Iranians after the Ayatollah Kooka-mania took over in ‘79.


19 posted on 10/05/2007 10:45:00 AM PDT by Freedumb
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To: Republicain
Between 40 and 50 masked youths

If they're masked how do they know they are youths?

And what is a "youth"? Under 18? Under 30?

Is their "youth"-ness supposed to make us sympathetic?

I hope Sarkozy gets on top of this pronto.

20 posted on 10/05/2007 10:49:03 AM PDT by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: Republicain

Let me guess, alot of guys named Francois, Michel, and Jean Paul?


21 posted on 10/05/2007 10:49:34 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Bob
"I'd bet it was fanatical Amish extremists"

They get trashed on CBS this Sunday on preachy, leftist crap show, Cold Case.

22 posted on 10/05/2007 10:49:53 AM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: Republicain

“Uh, Mr. Gambini, what is a “yoot”?”

“Oh, sorry. MOOOOOOOZLIMS.”


23 posted on 10/05/2007 10:50:05 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Republicain
Must just be middle class French youths blowing off some steam.

Of course it couldn't be the mooselimbs who are filling up the country. They are just peaceful, loving citizens.

24 posted on 10/05/2007 10:50:28 AM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (How is Mumia Abu-Jamal these days?))
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To: isrul
I'd bet it was fanatical Amish extremists"

Wrong-o.

It was those terrifying Mormon killers.

25 posted on 10/05/2007 10:51:40 AM PDT by fweingart (Tom Tancredo Will Get The Job Done! (How is Mumia Abu-Jamal these days?))
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To: Ouderkirk

Well I always figured it was just a coincidence.


26 posted on 10/05/2007 10:52:42 AM PDT by coon2000
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To: Kozak
violence was seen as one of the few means of impacting political discourse.

In Islam it IS the only means of political discourse.... Its totalitarian and oppressive nature ensure this to be the case.

27 posted on 10/05/2007 10:53:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Republicain

“These two yutes...”

“What was that?”

“Two yutes.”

“What’s a ‘yute’”


28 posted on 10/05/2007 10:53:36 AM PDT by trimom
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To: trimom
Darned Huguenots!
29 posted on 10/05/2007 10:57:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: fweingart

There is a South Park episode that will tell everything you need to know about Mormons. :)


30 posted on 10/05/2007 10:58:01 AM PDT by isrul (Lamentations 5:2)
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To: Republicain

Hang on to your bippies people,,,,,soon this will be happening in our country,,,,,,,,,wait and see.


31 posted on 10/05/2007 10:58:08 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: Holicheese
Isn’t it too late in the season for this? I thought early spring into the summer was the proper time to burn buildings and cars.

Nope. I was in Paris a year ago. Just days after I flew home riots broke out -- some of them in places I'd just toured.

32 posted on 10/05/2007 10:58:28 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Republicain

Youths is such a euphemistic term. Why not just come out and say scumbag, muslim, terrorists-in-training.


33 posted on 10/05/2007 10:58:31 AM PDT by libs_kma (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: Republicain

For the moment, the ideological heirs of those that believe the flames of liberty must be extinguished and the
aspirations of the individual curtailed for the alleged propriety of Muhammad have grown more sophisticated in their
methods of getting the people to comply with their agenda. However, as Americans draw ever closer to the breaking
point of just how much they are willing to put up with as frankly we are fast approaching the threshold where
there is precious little left for the state to steal, we must ask with concern will the aspiring jihadist’s among us
resort to the violent tendencies of their philosophical progenitors in the attempt to bring about Islam’s ultimate triumph


34 posted on 10/05/2007 11:00:25 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: Slapshot68

They are yoots, what else do you want to know?


35 posted on 10/05/2007 11:00:42 AM PDT by 353FMG (Government is the opiate of the people.)
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To: Republicain
"Hundreds of suburbs across France exploded into rioting for three weeks in late 2005, highlighting the nation's failure to integrate its Arab and African immigrants."

What bull.

36 posted on 10/05/2007 11:01:15 AM PDT by Mr.FixIt (Ethanol: Growing in four months what the U.S.A. burns in one day)
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To: Republicain

CAIR will be shortly issuing a statement denouncing Youthaphobia.


37 posted on 10/05/2007 11:07:29 AM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Boiler Plate
They are just young despondent mimes upset about the passing of Marcel Marceau.

So... it's a Quiet Riot?

38 posted on 10/05/2007 11:08:43 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("A person's a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss)
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To: Lizavetta

‘Youth’ = 25-30 yrs old ‘cause under the SCHIPS recently vetoed legislation, one is still a child until they pass 25 yrs. old and must make over $82K / year to not be poor.


39 posted on 10/05/2007 11:11:20 AM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: rockabyebaby
Yes and the media will be the ones to promote, and cause it. They will do this before the 2008 election showcasing the urgent need for "change."

You are right on the money.

40 posted on 10/05/2007 11:13:03 AM PDT by mallardx
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To: Republicain

It is well known, has been for centuries, that if you shoot rioters they will stop rioting.


41 posted on 10/05/2007 11:17:48 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: sionnsar

Too bad you didn’t get to stay longer. You could have thrown some bricks and rocks at “The Man” and burned your rental car! (sarcasm lamp is lit)


42 posted on 10/05/2007 11:18:19 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: rockabyebaby
Hang on to your bippies people,,,,,soon this will be happening in our country,,,,,,,,,wait and see.

How many in this country would shoot a masked person setting fire to their house or car? I know I would.

43 posted on 10/05/2007 11:20:51 AM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Slapshot68
It says "Arabic and African."

Carolyn

44 posted on 10/05/2007 11:22:01 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Holicheese

If faut nettoyer au Kärcher.


45 posted on 10/05/2007 11:24:21 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: CDHart

“It says “Arabic and African.””

That was referring to the last riots...not these.


46 posted on 10/05/2007 11:25:04 AM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: DejaJude

I live in GAYsachusetts, we are NOT allowed to defend ourselves.....seriously, we are NOT. If someone comes on my property trying to rob or whatever and I shoot or assault in anyway, I GO TO JAIL, not the robber, in fact that idiot can sue me for shooting/assaulting him......think about that my FRiend,,,,,,,liberalism is a mental disorder and I’m right in the middle of it.......keep in mind gigilo and the swimmer are my senators, there is a convicted felon (former speaker of the house)doing a morning drive talk show, police are corrupt, the legislature is corrupt, two firefighters who died in a fire during the summer were found with drugs and alcohol in their systems after the autopsies were done, ungh, I’m getting ill.................lol!


47 posted on 10/05/2007 11:26:11 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Whaaaaa?


48 posted on 10/05/2007 11:29:00 AM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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To: rockabyebaby

I think you need to move to Texas or some other state that respects your rights.


49 posted on 10/05/2007 11:31:20 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is criminal insanity writ large.)
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To: Slapshot68
Oops! I bet it's the same ones now, too.

Carolyn

50 posted on 10/05/2007 11:34:34 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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