Ramadan Rioting in Brussels
From the desk of Paul Belien on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:17
Last Sunday the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began. It lasts until 23 October. Many will remember last year’s ramadan riots, which set France and, to a lesser extent, parts of Belgium and Denmark, alight. Rioting went on for three weeks. Each night thousands of cars were set alight by immigrant youths, until the French and Belgian governments ordered the police to no longer divulge any information about the disturbances, after which the media stopped reporting, the youths lost interest and the number of nightly “carbecues” in France dropped to the “normal” level of about 50.
It looks like some Brussels immigrant youths want to make “ramadan rioting” an annual event. Last Saturday morning, between 1 and 4 am, ten cars were set on fire in the Brussels borough of Schaarbeek. Last night several car and shop windows were smashed and one shop and five cars were set alight in the Brussels Marollen quarter.
The police were able to arrest ten youths, who meanwhile have already been released. The authorities want to defuse the situation by downplaying the incidents. Philippe Close, the chef de cabinet of the Brussels mayor, emphasized that there were “no direct confrontations between the youths and the police” and that there had only been “isolated incidents.” The judiciary will not press charges and the Brussels municipal authorities have announced that they will confer with the youths tonight to allow them to vent their grievances. “The youths wish to discuss prison security,” Mr Close said, “but it is not easy to discuss such a topic in the streets.”
Last night’s incidents are said to have been trigerred by the death last Sunday of Fayçal Chaaban, a 25-year old inmate of Vorst Prison, one of Brussels’ main gaols. Chaaban, who had been involved in criminal activities since he was 13 and who had been convicted for stealing in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005, had been in prison since 16 September on the suspicion of theft. According to the immigrant youths his death is suspicious since it allegedly occured after he had been given a sedative by his guards.
The authorities in France also fear riots during the 2006 ramadan. Last Tuesday night two police officers suffered severe injuries when they were ambushed by immigrant youths in the Paris suburb of Corbeil-Essonnes. According to the police union the attackers are waging “a kind of guerrilla warfare aimed at getting the forces of law and order to leave certain areas in order to immerse them in a logic of sedition and terror.” Earlier, the prefect [governor] of the Seine-Saint-Denis province, which includes many of the Parisian suburbs that were the centre of last year’s disturbances, warned about the risk of a new outbreak of suburban rioting, caused by rising crime, a court system that is failing to punish, and the active incitement of Islamic radicals.
TBJ on the 2005 Ramadan Riots:
A Civil War Underway in Old Europe, 30 October 2005
Riots, How Very American of You, 1 November 2005
Ramadan Rioting in Europe’s No-Go Areas, 2 November 2005
Riots: The Failure of Big Government, 4 November 2005
Why Some Riot and Some Do Not, 4 November 2005
The Fall of France, 5 November 2005
Show Them Who Is the Boss in France, 6 November 2005
Intifada Spreads to Brussels and Berlin, 7 November 2005
Allons Enfants de la Jihad, 8 November 2005
Land of the Lost, 9 November 2005
The Breakdown of the Extended Order, 9 November 2005
Copycat, Copycat, Where Have You Been? 10 November 2005
Censorship as a State Collapses, 11 November 2005
Mosque Attack in France, 12 November 2005
All Quiet on the European Front, 13 November 2005
Religion, Don’t Mention It, 14 November 2005
France “Quasi Normal” After The Jack Chirac Show, 15 November 2005
Too Many Wives Causes Unrest, 16 November 2005
The Writing on the Wall, 18 November 2005
France’s Toll of Destruction, 18 November 2005
Paul:Surely it must be an
Submitted by nuke gingrich on Thu, 2006-09-28 03:40.
Surely it must be an oversight on my part, but I've searched the entire website and I can find no record of the muslim apology for these random acts of violence, which are offensive to all civilized people.
Would you be so kind as to direct me to the letter of apology from the local muslim clerics? I'd like to post a copy of it on my website to prove to the doubters that the muslims truly are a sensitive and loving religion.
Dhimmi information in Le Soir
Submitted by rudi on Wed, 2006-09-27 10:46.
The french Pravda in Belgium (aka www.lesoir.be) has a long article about the second night of troubles. It were youngster because a youngster died in prison.
and the same in the printed version.
Also the somewhat less dhimmi paper La Libre Belgique (Free Belgium?) takes the same news from the Belga
press agency http://www.lalibre.be/article.phtml?id=10&subid=90&art_id=308097
No information that the dead youngster will be burried in Morocco, neither that two molotov cocktails thrown in the St Peters hospital started a fire. This information appeared in several newspapers this night, but has been censored. Only the flemish Pravda TV did not receive these orders in time:
"Even verderop gooiden ze twee molotov-cocktails in het
Sint-Pietersziekenhuis. De brand die daarop volgde, kreeg de brandweer snel onder controle."
Does Le Soir and Belga consider all its readers as that kind of idiots or are they definitively that kind of idiots?
For those of you that do not read nor follow that presumed newspaper: they also deliberately occulted the Reutersgate and other manipulations in the 2nd Lebanon war, the decapitation of the Soudanese journalist, the worldwide day for Darfur and the dead of the 3 christians in Indonesia.
However they have today a 12 pages supplement about the 0110 event "street without hate". They should better have a supplement "street without jihad"
And of course I agree with the comments of Esther! Well noticed!
Submitted by Esther on Wed, 2006-09-27 07:02.
To correct a wrong impression from the article: Ramadan 2005 was Oct 4th-Nov 3rd. The riots last year started towards the end of Ramadan and lasted far beyond it. The riots in Brussels now started immediately after the start of Ramadan.
What should be noticed about the riots is that they start after Sunset. Besides the fact that they start after dark, it also gives the rioters have enough time to break their fast / enjoy the traditional family meal. Sunset is around 7:30pm. The rioting on Monday-Tuesday is supposed to have started at 9pm and 8:30pm respectively.
Islam In Europe
The French neighborhood values
Submitted by DavidE on Wed, 2006-09-27 03:42.
The Muslim who had French neighbors said to his fellow Muslim: "My house is worth more than their houses." His fellow Muslim said "Look how much bigger their houses are than yours"! The Muslim homeowner said: "You're right! Their homes are much bigger! But I don't live next door to a Muslim. They do!
Ah, the religion of "peace"
Submitted by oiznop on Tue, 2006-09-26 18:55.
Ah, the religion of "peace" at it again! And again, I put forth the question, are there any MEN in law enforcement in Europe??? Any at all???? Keep letting them in to the Continent, guys....you are getting what you deserve, in the name of "multiculturalism."