Paul Belien posted this short piece over the weekend:
Yesterday night, a police officer was hospitalised after being hit in the face with a stone in the Parisian suburb of Epinay-sur-Seine. According to the police union, the officer and a colleague fell into an ambush and were surrounded by about 30 youths, some wearing masks. The youths blocked the police vehicle with their cars and sprayed the officers with tear gas. The two officers escaped after firing their pistols into the air.
Similar incidents occur regularly. Already 2,500 policemen have been wounded so far this year. The taboo of attacking officers on patrol has indeed been broken. It looks as if some want to kill at least one policeman during this year’s Ramadan. The French police also registered 10 to 12 anti-Jewish incidents per day in the past 30 days throughout the country.
M. Belien notes elsewhere that this situation has been labeled an “infitada” by The Telegraph. It well may be. That is, it could be a coordinated series of attacks designed to bring down the rule of French law in the Muslim banlieues of Paris suburbs. And what would fill the vacuum left by the infitada’s victory?
Would it be peace and harmony and sharia law?
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Probably not. More likely, France would have little Gaza Strip clones encapsulated here and there near French cities. Having finished off the police, they would proceed to tear one another apart, just as the Palestinians do now.
In this second post above, “Civil War in Europe - Hardly Mentioned in the Press,” Brussels Journal gives details from The Telegraph of the necessity for armored cars when police go into these areas. Does this sound familiar? Does it sound like Iraq in areas of Baghdad? All that the French “youths” are missing are the necessary IEDs. How long do you think it will be before they acquire them?
In the opening Belien quote, I emphasized the breaking of a taboo: the continual, deliberately planned attacks on the French police. Two thousand five hundred police have been wounded in the line of duty just in the past year. For Americans, it is hard to comprehend these numbers, or to understand why a country would permit this large scale decimation of those who serve to keep the peace. Nor could we imagine our police officers “firing into the air” after having been stoned and tear-gassed. Were that to happen here, an emergency would have long since been declared. The National Guard would be in there, rounding up the perpetrators. Fellow police officers from other cities would be offering assistance. To coin a phrase, we would be up in arms.
Here is the key phrase: a taboo has been broken. Successfully smashed. It is now permissible, in some places in France, to attack police officers with impunity. American cities have had their share of police-citizen conflict. In the recent past, Cincinnati comes to mind. And in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s the rapid expansion of expectations and of cultural changes brought on conflagrations that scarred our historical memory — on both sides of the divide.
But there is a large difference in this country: ongoing efforts to resolve long-standing racial tensions began immediately and continue to this day. Community groups and municipal authorities, while they clash, have an unspoken limit on permissible levels of violence. Police are punished for excessive violence in the course of their duties, though some African American communities would declare that they often get away with more than we know or can change. Nonetheless, the attempts to ameliorate the situation have gone on for at least a generation now.
And the taboo against attacking the peacekeepers remains in place in the US. That may be changing in Los Angeles, which like Paris, has taken in enormous numbers of unassimilated aliens. The “no-go” Muslim areas in France, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway (and perhaps Britain) haven’t a parallel in the United States. At least not yet.
As is often the case, California is the cutting edge for cultural change, and we may see similar situations in L.A. before too much longer. Similar, but not exact: the language of the unassimilated will be Spanish, the “youths” will be Mexican or Central Americans. And like Europe, we will have brought it upon ourselves; in our case, it will be the result of our lazy failure to demand respect for our sovereignty and our borders.
We do not hear what private French citizens are doing to protect themselves. We do know the cultural response in the American southwest to invasion. We’ve been there, done that. And we’ll do it again.
However it turns out, I know one thing: the deliberate wounding of 2,500 police officers would never go unaddressed by the citizens who, in exchange for obeying the law, expect protection. If that taboo is broken here, the results will be different. The Civil War in the US will have a different complexion.
On the other hand, we are blessed: we do not have an emasculating European Union to get in the way of our survival. Unless you want to count “hate speech”, the EU sees no need for taboos. None at all.