Folks, the following is from the resourceful IRIS Blog, regarding the “French Intifada” and the failure of the media to report what is REALLY happening in France:
The evidence is continuing to mount, as shown below. Also, the first article that connects the dots as I have done has appeared, although it does not use most of the available evidence. ( Falluja-Sur-Seine? There’s a Reason the Media is Reluctant to Connect the Dots on the French Riots).
This entry will be updated regularly, because it may be the only comprehensive documentation of the Intifada-like elements of the French rioting.
The New York Times deserves singling out for its sweeping blindness: “the violence in France has not taken on religious overtones”.
The Washington Post makes a nearly identical assertion: “Islamic ideology and leaders play no role in the disturbances, and many of those participating are not Muslim.
“Here, then, is the refutation culled from many sources, including one from the Times article that denies any Islamic overtones whatsoever. The biggest smoking gun is actually from the same Washington Post that denied any connection, just eight days prior to the insurrection (see the first “Evidence” article below). Note that most of the items below are not headlines and that Islam defines “religion” in much more political terms than other faiths.
Wake Up, Europe, You’ve a War on Your Hands, by Mark Steyn
“For half a decade, French Arabs have been carrying on a low-level intifada against synagogues, kosher butchers, Jewish schools, etc. The concern of the political class has been to prevent the spread of these attacks to targets of more, ah, general interest.”
Islamist Threat in France, by Tony Blankley
Blankley predicted this violence because he has a clear understanding of the problem
Why the Islamists May Succeed in France, by Jack Kelly
France Says Extremists Are Enlisting Its Citizens. Police Assert Some Trained in Mideast Could Attack Paris (Oct. 19-8 days prior to riots)
One French official said the extremists were using a virtual “underground railroad” through Syria to spirit European and Middle Eastern citizens into and out of Iraq….French citizens had undergone terrorist training at camps in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon….French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy called the terror risk for Paris “very high”….”Iraq is a live-fire training ground in urban terrorism, and that’s exactly what we fear”….”What the war in Iraq has done is radicalize these people and make some of them prepared to support terrorism. Iraq is a great recruiting sergeant”….Paris an obvious target….”What worries me the most is the behavior of GSPC, which has described France as their number one target”…. making an attack on France “inevitable.”
French Intelligence Estimates 35,000-45,000 Local Al-Qaeda Recruits (From Debka Feb. 2004-usual caveats about their unreliability apply-some amazing scoops/some major gaffes)
al Qaeda…organizing them in military-style units. They meet regularly for training in the use of weapons and explosives, combat tactics and indoctrination and are controlled from local and district command centers under the organization’s national French command….Today, French counter-terror sources are willing to admit…that those clandestine terrorist cells may well be at the bottom of the current riots. They note the history of the Palestinian uprising, which kicked off in 1987 with stones and petrol bombs…covert nucleus of trained and indoctrinated Islamic terrorists al Qaeda buried inside Europe is being turned against the continent, starting in France
Islamist Web Sites:
Islamist Web Site #1: “The cops are petrified of us, everything must burn, starting Monday, the operation ‘Midnight Sun’ starts, tell everyone else, rendezvous for Momo and Abdul in Zone 4 … jihad Islamia Allah Akhbar.”
Islamist Web Site #2: “Oh, you Muslim people in Europe, walk with and like your brothers in Paris and learn that these people are dogs”
Islamist Web Site #3: “You don’t really think that we’re going to stop now? Are you stupid? It will continue, non-stop. We aren’t going to let up. The French won’t do anything and soon, we will be in the majority here.”
French Muslims Issue False Fatwa
See also: Noteworthy News-French Intifada