Some French citizens will not be receiving their packages or registered mail in certain areas that have become too dangerous, reports Le Salon Beige, quoting from Zinfos:
For several weeks, residents of a neighborhood in a "sensitive urban zone" of Carrières-sous-Poissy in the department of les Yvelines have not been receiving packages. The reason? The Postal Services feel the neighborhood is so dangerous that the safety of the delivery men can no longer be assured. Among other things, the Post Office denounces the theft of vans used for deliveries and attacks on postmen.
The residents concerned have been "advised immediately" that if they have a package they are to go pick it up at the nearest Post Office. This forces them to make a special trip during the week and to wait in long lines.
Mayor Eddie Aït of the Radical Left Party feels that the decision of the Post Office is "discriminatory" and intends to take the matter to court if no solution is found following discussions with the postal authorities.
Le Salon Beige asks:
"Take the matter to court"? Against whom? Against the troublemakers and criminals?
Note: Certainly not. Mayor Eddie Aït, who is Muslim* (please see note at the end) and homosexual, besides being a radical leftist, would never take criminals to court. He will sue the Post Office for discrimination.
LSB readers react:
- Maybe he will sue City Hall for incompetence??? That would be funny…
- The Human Rights League is going to sue the Post Office for discrimination; the mailmen, like the police, firemen, medics and everybody else, will be made to agree to be beaten by the poor victims of the society that excludes them.
- A fine reversal of values: the delivery men, and their managers, are targeted. Who is in charge of law and order?
- Where is the Duguesclin who will rid us of these "grandes compagnies" who devastate our cities?
Note: In the 14th century Bertrand Du Guesclin (1320-1380) was a Breton nobleman who became commander of the army in charge of ridding French territory of mercenaries who plundered and pillaged the provinces. These bandits, called "les grandes compagnies", consisted of men who had fought in wars but were left idle in peacetime, and roamed the countryside much as terrorists do today, except that I doubt that Du Guesclin, who led a type of anti-terrorist brigade before the letter, was ever accused of being racist, fascist or xenophobic.
Below, a painting shows him being appointed "connétable" (general) by King Charles V.
Update: I realized after posting that I had written a similar article with a similar title about postal problems in Seine-Saint-Denis in 2010.
Update: August 27 8:30 p.m. - Eddie Aït, the mayor of Carrières-sous-Poissy, may not be Muslim. I wrote the following in the comment section:
I'm going to add an update to the text of the post. Le Salon Beige readers indicated he was Muslim. He is indeed openly gay and fiercely, to the point of fanaticism, pro-Islam. He has promoted Islam and eradicated all signs and symbols of Catholicism in his city. He claims to be "secular", but has been criticized by many for being clearly overly-solicitous of the demands of Muslims. The name Aït is of Berber/North African origin. He is a red-head, born in France. Nowhere could I find proof that he is a Muslim or that his parents are Muslims. Therefore I am rectifying the text. However, it is most unlikely a real Muslim could do any more than he has done for Islam. He has also been active for the homosexual community.
In 2008, I posted an item on outdoor prayers in Carrières-sous-Poissy. At the time Eddie Aït refused to give the Muslims a prayer room. They got even. Apparently he has learned an important political lesson.
Labels: Crime, History, Post Office, Terrorism