“When parents shout at their children, when they want to reprimand them, they call them Jews. Yes. All Arab families know this. It is monumental hypocrisy not to see that this anti-Semitism begins as a domestic one.” — Smaïn Laacher, a French-Algerian sociologist, in a documentary called, “Teachers in the Lost Territories of the Republic.”
AN ACCLAIMED French blogger has come under heavy criticism after thousands of racist, homophobic and hate-filled tweets he published years ago under a pseudonym resurfaced at the end of last week, triggering a storm of outrage.
For years, Mehdi Meklat, a 24-year-old human rights activist and former Bondy Blog journalist – who, until last week, was hailed as one of France’s rising media stars – published “sickening” tweets under the pseudonym ‘Marcelin Deschamps’, a “provocative” but “fictional” character who, according to the young writer, “does not reflect his personal beliefs, values and morals”.
The journalist is also guilty of apologising terrorism and anti-Semitism: hiding behind his ‘fictional’ character, he praised Islamic terrorist Mohammed Merah, said that he “really missed Osama bin Laden” and that we should “bring back Hitler”.
He also said that he wanted to “rape” former Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief, Charb – one of the victims of the January 2015 terrorist attacks – with a “Laguiole knife”.
A Muslim? Boy am I surprised!
Paris and the surrounding region lost 1.5 million tourists on 2016 as visitors, especially from the Far East, stay away due to ongoing terror fears.
According to the Comité Regional du Tourisme, the Paris Ile-de-France region also lost 1.3 billion euros in tourist income, while the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in the region’s
hotels also fell by 10.8 per cent.
Some sights in particular “have suffered deeply from the lack of tourists and cancellations by school groups”, the committee says, including the Arc de triomphe which saw a 24 per cent drop in visitors.
French police on Tuesday arrested three men suspected of planning a terror attack in raids in the Paris area, Marseille and the central city of Clermont-Ferrand, legal sources said.
In Clermont-Ferrand, a bomb-disposal operation was called in to sweep the home of a 37-year-old suspect for explosives, a source said.
“The suspects had a plot that was sufficiently advanced for the police to decide to arrest them,” another source said.
A music festival in France was cancelled at the last minute this weekend over fears of a terror attack after organisers received a series of phone calls threatening a ‘bloodbath’.
The Lignerock Festival, which was scheduled to take place in the Vendée department of Pays-de-la-Loire region in west-central France, was cancelled just minutes before showtime on Saturday night.
It came after a caller told the local police station in an anonymous call: ‘There will be a bloodbath in Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron tonight.’
From time to time, France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) offers a glimpse of the ethnic composition of French society. The study, “Being born in France to an immigrant parent” (Être né en France d’un parent immigré), published in February 2017, is one of them.
Like few other glimpses, the Insee study offers a partial view of the ethnic composition of the French population. A statistical breakdown — with the answer to the perennial question: how many Muslims in France? — would be perceived as discriminatory and outrageous. Given France’s “integration model,” nobody should dare identify people by their origins, religion, color of skin and so on. A Frenchman is a Frenchman, whatever the color of his skin or his religion, and any measurement of the sub-Saharan population — for example, their level of education, that of their children, the type of jobs their parents are doing, how many times they go to mosque or if they have spent time in prison — is illegal, discriminatory and racist. Sub-Saharan populations must disappear in aggregate data about French people.
The study, however, provides some telling information.
Paris authorities order volunteers to stop distributing food to refugees
Parisian police have allegedly started ordering volunteers to stop giving out food and drink to refugees in certain parts of the French capital and handing out on the spot fines to organisations with no forewarning of the so-called “ban”.
Laurence Ariste, a teacher and volunteer with Solidarité Migrants Wilson, told The Independent officers had told them to move on from a registration centre in the central area of Porte de La Chapelle.
They had been distributing food and drink to homeless refugees, she said.
Paris rioters are tear gassed while protesting against the ‘rape of a black man with a police truncheon’ as demonstrations continue two weeks after the attack
In the Paris suburbs, youth sits idle. Young men chat and smoke. Some deal drugs. Most days are spent like this.
But today the talk is still about the alleged sexual assault on one of their friends, 22-year-old Theo, a young black man, who was brutalised by police.
A truncheon, they say, rammed into his backside, leaving him hospitalised for two weeks.
“His little sister, educated like him, is 15 years old. She has a Facebook account, wears jeans and frequents a boyfriend, and in this family of Chechen origin arrived in France ten years ago, this apparently does not happen. There would be a real discrepancy between the way of life of the mother, who never leaves, and that of the daughter of the family.
This generates tension so much that the son awakens with a start , on the 6 am shots Wednesday morning. He gets out of bed, seizes a knife and stabs the sister in her sleep.”
Far-right Marine Le Pen is ahead in the polls as campaigning heats up before the first round of the French Presidential election on April 23.
Despite fears of yet another populist victory and the future of the European Union under very real threat her poll lead is increasing by the day, she is currently polling at 26 percent.
“In Trappes the French Republic no longer exists. This is a town ruled by Islamists, jihadists, the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists.”
MP Alain Marsaud, a former anti-terrorist investigating magistrate, made this claim in July 2016. Benoît Hamon, former municipal councillor of Trappes and Socialist Party candidate for the 2017 presidential election, dismissed Marsaud’s assertions as “lies and slander” not backed up by facts.
Yet, an official report submitted to Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas describes Trappes as a town that is out of control and the region of Yvelines (where Trappes is located) as the cradle of Islamic radicalism in France as far back as the 1980s.
France is being eaten from within. I stand by my prediction that we will witness the Republic cede territory to Islamists. What else can you say about a nation forced to deploy thousands of troops on its streets in a now near permanent state of emergency to protect its citizens from its other “citizens”.
A VICIOUS brawl broke out between more than a hundred Britain-bound migrants on Monday night leaving six people badly injured.
The fight between rival Eritrean and Sudanese gangs was reportedly sparked by an argument over a “strategically located piece of land” – which both sides tried to claim – that “quickly escalated out of control,” an anonymous police source told AFP.
The fight took place near a motorway rest area in Steenvoorde, a northern French town located some 25 miles from the Grande-Synthe migrant camp, which is home to thousands of undocumented migrants.
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