"A Bomb At The Gates Of Paris"
In my post on the new Minister of the Interior, Michèle Alliot-Marie, I spoke of a report issued by INHES (Institute Of Advanced Studies on Security) concerning the explosive situation in the department of Seine-Saint-Denis north of Paris, where the deteriorating relations between police and population are blamed for the rise in crime.
Ivan Rioufol, who writes for Le Figaro, takes a closer look at the report and warns of the consequences for France if the real problems in SSD are not recognized and addressed. Here are excerpts from his article published June 8. (A reminder that Seine-Saint-Denis is often referred to as "93" or "9-3", its number in the list of departments):
Yesterday, it was the fault of the judges. Today, the police are designated as being responsible for the wave of violence in Seine-Saint-Denis. A report issued by INHES, under the auspices of the Interior Ministry, leaves no doubt. The document, submitted in December 2006, but released, not coincidentally, on the eve of the first round of the legislative elections, is creating jubilation on the Left. They are interpreting it as proof of Nicolas Sarkozy's failures as Minister of the Interior. In the competition for best hypocrite, they win the gold medal.
A bomb is at the gates of Paris, but no one cares to know why. The report speaks of a "divide" between the police and the population. The 9-3 is described as being in a state of "growing alienation", with an "unusually high crime rate". Facts we already know. The cause is to be found with the police - "young and uprooted", guilty of concentrating too heavily on the fight against drugs and illegals and of being disrespectful.
The superficiality of the analysis suits those who refuse to make a connection between massive immigration and the nationalist reaction. (...) A trip to Saint-Denis, where the basilica houses the remains of more than 60 kings of France, makes it obvious that a substitution of cultures is taking place, as in Montfermeil, Clichy-sous-Bois and elsewhere. The ethnic concentration of the department and the Islamist promotion of agitation (...) are further explanations for these intifadas.
First and foremost it is the devotees of multiculturalism, those fine folks who want to turn brown-skinned France into an "auberge espagnole", who are responsible for this catastrophe in which adolescents are the major players. In the ghettoes the police are seen as a colonial presence. The French language, known as "le Céfran", is on foreign territory. To refuse to acknowledge these facts is to be happy about them. But... what will Seine-Saint-Denis be twenty years from now?
Note: "Auberge espagnole" means "Spanish inn" and refers to a place for travelers of all nationalities who bring their own food with them to the inn. They cannot share their food since everybody is different. The expression goes back to when inns in Spain were known to provide bed but not board and it was necessary to bring one's own provisions.
Blinding oneself to the truth is unforgivable. Especially since the crisis in Seine-Saint-Denis has been written about for years, in reports that are quickly forgotten. (...)
What we see in Seine-Saint-Denis resembles in no way a traditional social or urban crisis, as the conventional wisdom leads one to believe. The poverty in the department is not enough to explain the extent of the violence - violence that is not accompanied by any kind of demands or by any leader. The police become targets perhaps because of their mistakes (who knows what they have to put up with?), but more likely because of what they represent. (...)
This rejection of the French Republic, making of the police an enemy, is also the rejection of France and its culture. Teachers and judges know this, as they are sometimes victims of this pent up hatred in the ghettoes. Anti-white racism also has its source there.
"All this violence and this rejection of society has a goal - to take revenge on the French oppressor," states Malika Sorel, a Frenchwoman of North African descent. (...) "The French have to admit that those born of an historic heritage and culture that is profoundly different from their own are not born French." (...) "The violence of young people of immigration is equal to the violence that they endure from the 'jus solis', the right of soil, that imposes on them an identity that they have not, in reality, chosen."
Note: The author mentions that Malika Sorel has written an unadorned book entitled The Puzzle of Integration, published by Mille et Une Nuits, that he calls a must-read.
He closes with a comment about blacks:
The media approved the remarks made by CRAN (Representative Council of Black Associations of France) on Monday that condemn the under-representation of blacks in the National Assembly. The same commentators label as racists those who believe that whites are under-represented in the French soccer team.
Note: Considering that he writes for the MSM, Ivan Rioufol's voice is unusually realistic and politically incorrect.
Since the report wrongly blames the police, and since Alliot-Marie will heed the report, it follows that her response will be wrong-headed and liable to engender a worsening of the situation. She may, as a true bureaucrat would, create committees, commissions, task forces; she will study charts and graphs and issue reports and consult the "experts", all in an effort to make the young people of SSD learn to love their neighborhood cops and vice versa. If she manages to keep the lid on, for five years, the explosion, when it occurs, will be all the more violent.
Rioufol's article was also published at Occidentalis.
The photo shows some election night violence after Sarkozy's victory was announced.