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  • Sudan Teddy Bear Controversy in Pictures [ Gillian Gibbons ]

    11/30/2007 9:30:26 PM PST · by KayEyeDoubleDee · 93 replies · 711+ views
    Various News Wires ^ | November 30, 2007 | Various
    Protesters burn the picture of British teacher Gillian Gibbons during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Khartoum, November 30, 2007. Hundreds of Sudanese Muslims, waving green Islamic flags, took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday demanding death for the British teacher convicted of insulting Islam after her class named a teddy bear Mohammad. (Mohamed Nureldin Abdalla/Reuters) Sudanese protesters burn the picture of the British teacher Gillian Gibbons during a demonstration after the Friday prayers in Khartoum, November 30, 2007. Hundreds of Sudanese Muslims, waving green Islamic flags, took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday demanding death for Gibbons...
  • Calls in Sudan for execution of Briton

    11/30/2007 5:22:28 AM PST · by Brilliant · 87 replies · 71+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | MOHAMED OSMAN
    KHARTOUM, Sudan - Thousands of Sudanese, many armed with clubs and knives, rallied Friday in a central square and demanded the execution of a British teacher convicted of insulting Islam for allowing her students to name a teddy bear "Muhammad." The protesters streamed out of mosques after Friday sermons, as pickup trucks with loudspeakers blared messages against Gillian Gibbons, the teacher who was sentenced Thursday to 15 days in prison and deportation. They massed in central Martyrs Square, outside the presidential palace, where hundreds of riot police were deployed, although they did not attempt to stop the rally. "Shame, shame...
  • Riots Point to Racially Divided France

    11/30/2007 8:06:10 PM PST · by Dan Evans · 48 replies · 164+ views
    breitbart ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD and JOHN LEICESTER
    VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France (AP) - French officials point to a host of causes—poverty, unemployment, the influence of criminal gangs—for riots that erupted this week. But there's one taboo issue that officially colorblind France has been unable to confront: race. The violence, like riots that spread nationwide for three weeks in exposed how parts of France have divided along color lines, with blacks and Arabs trapped in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods—like Villiers-le-Bel, in the northern suburbs of Paris, where gangs attacked police and burned cars and buildings this week. "Among the rioters, the very large majority come from immigrant backgrounds," said Douhane...
  • Barbarians At La Gare

    03/28/2007 6:16:21 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 174+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 28 Mar 2007 | Staff
    Elections: As France prepares to elect a president, riots in Paris have again brought the issue of "youth" unrest front and center. The melees look randomly thuggish. But the participants clearly have a political aim.
  • New riots in France EURABIA ALERT

    03/28/2007 3:23:24 AM PDT · by drzz · 11 replies · 774+ views
    CNN ^ | 03 28 2007 | drzz
    PARIS, France (AP) -- France's opposition Socialists accused conservative presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy of worsening tension between youths and police on Wednesday after clashes at a Paris train station overnight. Local officials said the eight-hour long confrontation at the Gare du Nord was sparked when police arrested a 33-year old man who attacked staff who had asked him to show his ticket. Youths at the station, which is a hub for trains to suburbs north of Paris, said police had manhandled the suspect and broken his hand. Hundreds of youths threw flower pots and bottles at police, shouting "Sarkozy hypocrite"....
  • Clashes erupt at Paris' Gare du Nord

    03/27/2007 7:22:30 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 46 replies · 1,282+ views
    AP Yahoo ^ | March 27, 2007 | AP via Yahoo
    PARIS - Riot police firing tear gas and brandishing batons clashed Tuesday with bands of youths who shattered windows and looted shops at a major Paris train station, and officials said seven people were arrested. ADVERTISEMENT Officers and police dogs charged at groups of marauding youths, some of them wearing hoods, who mingled with commuters and travelers at the Gare du Nord — one of Paris' most important transport hubs. Some of the youths threw trash cans and other objects at the officers, who responded by firing tear gas. One woman was evacuated by paramedics for inhalation of tear gas....
  • A few "Ramadan (2006) stories" on the "Religion of Peace", you might have missed...

    11/08/2006 4:18:26 AM PST · by Posting · 1,063+ views
    Source: _________ Monday, October 23, 2006 Muslim "Youth": Just before having the feast-meal at the end of Ramadan, why don't we halt "infidels" a pregnant woman on the escalator of the subway? Muslim "Youth": Just before having the feast-meal at the end of Ramadan, why don't we halt the "infidels" including pregnant woman on the escalator of the subway?Oct, 23, 2006 Noon time Two French Jews are using the escalator of the Metro in Marseille, three Arab Muslim youth all ready to join the meal at the end of their "holy" Ramadan.But hey, they are not yet ready, they...
  • More Likely To Be Served A Molotov Cocktail Than Champagne In France Today

    11/06/2006 1:32:39 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 22 replies · 979+ views
    The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris at City ^ | November 6, 2006 | Theodore Dalrymple (article author)
    "Their hatred of official France manifests itself in many ways that scar everything around them. Young men risk life and limb to adorn the most inaccessible surfaces of concrete with graffiti—BAISE LA POLICE, f--k the police, being the favorite theme. The iconography of the cités is that of uncompromising hatred and aggression: a burned-out and destroyed community-meeting place in the Les Tarterets project, for example, has a picture of a science-fiction humanoid, his fist clenched as if to spring at the person who looks at him, while to his right is an admiring portrait of a huge slavering pit bull,...
  • France Yields Control over Subway

    11/05/2006 11:47:20 PM PST · by spkpls4 · 36 replies · 1,461+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 11-6-2006 | Brussels Jourmal
    France Yields Control over Subway From the desk of The Brussels Journal on Mon, 2006-11-06 05:40 A quote from the Augean Stables weblog, 5 November 2006 100 “youths” from the “difficult neighborhoods” [...] attacked and robbed of their personal possessions passengers on the Metro inside Paris to the point that the police had to evacuate the station Chateau-Rouge, a site already on some people’s “dangerous sites in Paris” list. This incident, which had people fleeing the subway in panic, [...] is not unprecedented. [...] [T]he French MSM [apart from Le Parisien] avoid any mention of the incident. Thus the French...
  • Burning Buses: [France] “She was black but she looked white, her skin was peeled."

    11/03/2006 1:04:00 PM PST · by Timeout · 11 replies · 1,035+ views
    pajamas media ^ | 3 November 2006 | Nidra Poller
    [This is an excellent the whole thing.] -------------------------------- Burning Buses: The French media are accused from some corners of pouring oil on the bus fires of France by snooping around in the banlieues for signs of a remake of last year’s French uprising. But in truth, the banlieues do seem to be poised for another go ‘round. Sarkozy tried to squelch the very notion of “anniversary,” which carried with it an expectation of an annual banlieue uprising, similar to the traditional cycle of strikes & goodies. In this new “celebration” the “youths” would do a billion dollars worth of...
  • French interior minister Sarkozy vows tough sentences for bus attackers

    11/02/2006 1:12:14 AM PST · by Republicain · 9 replies · 493+ views
    MARSEILLE, France, Nov 1, 2006 (AFP) - French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday demanded severe punishments for the perpetrators of an arson attack on a bus that has left a young woman critically burned. "The people who did this should be brought to account, whatever their age ... Minors between 16 and 18 who repeatedly commit offences should be punished as if they were adults," said Sarkozy, who hopes to become the right-wing's candidate in France's 2007 presidential election. Five French teenagers have been arrested over the firebombing of the bus in the southern city of Marseille at the...
  • Five minors arrested over french bus attack

    11/02/2006 12:52:59 AM PST · by Republicain · 3 replies · 390+ views
    MARSEILLE, France, Oct 31, 2006 (AFP) - French police arrested five minors early Tuesday in the hunt for a gang who fire-bombed a bus in this southern city critically injuring a woman in a flare-up of violence a year after a wave of riots. Aged 15 to 17, the youths were detained in a pre-dawn raid in the Marseille district where Saturday's attack took place, the city's state prosecutor told reporters. A 26-year-old Senegalese student, trapped on the bus when it was doused with petrol and set alight, is hovering between life and death in hospital with burns to 60...
  • At war with radical Islam (If France can't incorporate Muslims, what European country can?)

    10/30/2006 11:53:15 AM PST · by GMMAC · 52 replies · 1,582+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Mon 30 Oct 2006 | Lorne Gunter
    At war with radical Islam National Post Mon 30 Oct 2006 Page: A13 Section: Issues & Ideas Byline: Lorne Gunter Social housing must be counted as one of the greatest failures -- and there are many -- of the "progressive" thinking of the 1960s and 1970s. Nearly everywhere large public housing projects have been built, they have become incubators for crime, drug dependence, fatherless families, unemployment and welfare. Rather than lifting minorities out of poverty, social housing has herded them together where they are easier prey for bad people and bad ideas. So, at least some of the troubles...
  • Youths burn hundreds of cars in France (.. and buses too)

    10/28/2006 6:41:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 120 replies · 2,429+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/06 | Elaine Ganlet - ap
    CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France - Marauding youths torched hundreds of vehicles overnight and on Saturday in renewed violence coinciding with the first anniversary of riots that exposed a deep schism between poor North African immigrants and mainstream France. A group of teenagers set one bus on fire Saturday in the southern French port city of Marseille, seriously wounding a passenger. Three others suffered from smoke inhalation, police said. Two other public buses and 277 vehicles around the country were burned overnight, police said. Six police were injured and 47 people were arrested, ministry officials said. Still the Interior Ministry described the night...
  • 2 Public Buses Torched in Paris Suburb

    10/27/2006 1:45:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 78 replies · 1,327+ views
    AP ^ | 10/27/6 | ELAINE GANLEY
    CLICHY-SOUS-BOIS, France -- Police deployed 4,000 reinforcements as marauding youths torched at least two public buses Friday, the anniversary of the deaths of two teenagers that ignited weeks of riots in largely immigrant housing projects across France. After the buses were burned, Paris' transport authority curtailed bus service in the Seine-Saint-Denis region north of the capital, which is home to thousands of immigrants and their French-born children. Thierre Ange, a 19-year-old witness, said four men attacked the bus, "made everyone get off, then they hit a woman and dragged out the bus driver by his tie" and torched the bus...
  • France tightens security on riot anniversary fears

    10/26/2006 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Republicain · 32 replies · 608+ views
    PARIS, Oct 27, 2006 (AFP) - France's interior minister ordered police to go on maximum alert in at-risk areas around the country after several buses were torched in suburbs ahead of the anniversary of widespread rioting last year. "I decided to mobilize all mobile forces at our disposal for the security of those who use public transport," Nicolas Sarkozy, a conservative frontrunner in next year's presidential elections, said overnight Thursday. A car was burned and a police officer slightly injured near the home of Xavier Lemoine, the conservative mayor of the town of Montfermeil, near Paris, police said Friday. "The...