Skip to comments.France rioters: \'Each night we make this place Baghdad\'
Posted on 11/05/2005 4:47:47 PM PST by DogBarkTree
Paris - \'We burned 15 cars. How many do you have?\' A grim contest is under way in France as kids from disadvantaged suburbs vie with each other to see who can riot the hardest.
On Internet websites, young arsonists brag about their successes. Rioting, it seems, has become a trend sport, as youths in immigrant areas of provincial cities begin to rally to the call from Paris.
While political slogans hold no sway among these youngsters, hatred for Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy is palpable. \'Now we\'re the ones chasing you with the Karcher (high-pressure hoses),\' they say, referring to Sarkozy\'s pledge to clean the suburbs of \'scum\'.
What began as pitched battles has transformed into a nightly game of cat-and-mouse with the police.
Two or three people set out armed with mobile phones, crowbars and incendiary material. A quick hit with the crowbar on the windscreen of a police van, a Molotov cocktail inside - and they\'re off back into the sprawling housing estates.
The rioters have also started using motorbikes and mobile phones to trace the movements of police riot squads, in tactics reminiscent of urban guerrilla movements.
\'Each night we turn this place into Baghdad\', says one masked youth in Sevran near Paris. As a political statement, there have been better - but these riots seem to be more aimed at the television cameras than the National Assembly.
\'It would be better to go into Paris than break up everything here,\' his friend says, appearing to consider that the victims of the rioting are predominantly their own neighbours and friends.
\'Why did they set my car on fire, why mine?\' asks one young man as he watches it go up in flames. He knows the perpetrators, he says. They\'re neighbours of his, but he refuses to name them.
\'These are our kids,\' says Mohammed Rezzoug, vice president of Blanc-Mesnil football club.
Every night, Rezzoug is out on the streets talking to local youths in a bid to prevent his own sports hall going up in smoke. \'They answer me: \'Momo, we\'ll fuck them all\',\' he says.
Lurking behind the lines of burning cars is the knowledge that these riots could soon become a matter of life and death.
On Wednesday night, a disabled woman in Sevran barely escaped death in a burning bus.
Youths barricaded the road with burning tyres and threw fuel into the bus. All the other passengers fled, but the 56-year-old, unable to move, was sprayed with petrol and then a burning rag was thrown inside.
The woman survived the attack with second and third-degree burns on one-fifth of her body, after the bus driver managed to pull her to safety.
It is spreading as I write.
they are in Place de la Republique in the centre of Paris... 11 cars burning for now.
Time for some razor wire around the projects.
Too bad for France they thought they should listen to the Communists. Next they should apply for formal admission to the Third World.
the center of paris?? you gotta be kidding...
"Before I was concerned this would spread.Now I can see it will cetainly spread."
You'd better pray that it spreads. The only way to shock the French out of their apathy is to make this life and death. If you wait ten years, there will be no chance of recovering. As is, the chance is very slim, but hope springs eternal.
VIVE LA INSURGENCY!
Baghdad is safer.
Are you located where you can see the action first hand?
seems like time for the old .50 cal sniper rifle..a few of these ba*tards cut in half with one shot will make the others think twice..
the "center" of Paris?
"He knows the perpetrators, he says. They're neighbours of his, but he refuses to name them. 'These are our kids,' says Mohammed Rezzoug, vice president of Blanc-Mesnil football club."
I think that pretty much says it all. These are indeed the hellish spawn of unrestrained Muslim immigration in decades past. France has sown the wind; now it will reap the whirlwind.
I would love to see these islamic extremist try that around here - most southerners are patriotic, armed and know how to shoot accurately.
They're halfway there.
Soccer stadiums, socialists and hatchbacks are trademarks of the third world.
Do u think France has the b@lls to call the military in?
Islam, The Alleged Religion of Peace® ( TARP )? Click this picture:
No, I am not exaggerating. Click the pic, go to "last," and read backwards.
If you are not informed about this stuff, you will be made sick. If you are informed, you will be made mad, all over again.
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If this is what passes for logic, then I can't even fathom where it might go.
Wow..now that's sadly ironic but to the point.
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