Dateline, France, 2015-2017: Would you like to see what a Muslim-inhabited No-Go Zone in a European country such as France is like? To find out more, please follow the article below, translated from French, which you shall not find either referenced or translated in almost any news outlet in the English-speaking world’s media (because of a conspiratorial arrangement between the European-American Left and the Muslim Brotherhood to respectfully manage news and cooperate at a distance, because their diumvirate of convenience opposes the same enemy – namely – the patriotic forces of the so-called “Right” in the West). Although there is no reference to the Islamic influence in the content of the article, Islam is present because of its inability to make the Muslims behave like civilized people or feel a meaning in their lives. The urban decay is such in parts of France that even in a nearly all-Muslim city like Roubaix, Islam plays an inferior role because the young residents are such anarchists that they do not care even about their heritage or Islamic propaganda. However, in these conditions, some individuals can be drastically turned to Islamic radicalism, as had happened to the shooter of the Jewish Museum in 2014.
First of all, consider the view into these ghettos of North African immigrants (the fruits of France’s defeat in the Algerian War) which were formed in the wake of Algerian victory over France and her European colonists in North Africa. In a way, the Algerian immigration to France is a march of victors into the land of the defeated, a once proud European nation that was four times militarily defeated in the same 20th century (WW1, WW2, Vietnam War (Phase 1), Algerian War)! France allowed mass immigration of Muslims after her last military defeat following years of struggle against Arab nationalism and Islamism. During the 1970s, France simultaneously faced an economic crisis and allowed immigrants (mostly from the Muslim World) to permanently settle in France with their families and to acquire French citizenship. It resulted in hundreds of thousands of Algerian and Moroccan Muslims, moving especially to the larger cities, to live in subsidized public housing and to suffer from very high unemployment rates (supported by the government dole). France also imported immigrants from other European nations, but her problem areas remain and are filled with populations of non-European heritage only. What is it that keeps these non-Europeans so resentful of the French culture, feeling so hopeless, so destitute about their future? Answer: twofold: 1) the spiritually dead conditions in France where the natives do not instill respect into the immigrants, and 2) Islam and its exclusiveness. The larger problem is that the ideas of Islam are incompatible with the ideals of France’s history. The key thing is this: European history in general, and France’s historical traditions, in particular, are completely unattractive and unworthy of emulation in the muddy eye of the non-European crowd. They seek an alternative and often don’t find it, resulting either in endemic helter-skelter urban crime or in Islamic terrorism.
France’s Muslims like to say: “When a Christian goes mad and kills someone they call him ”mentally ill” but when a Muslim kills they call him ”a terrorist”. Moreover, these Arab Muslims also like to opine all day long while sitting around and turning their beads, smoking in the shade outside all day and moaning about their perceived victimization at the hands of the West, the French and “Christians” in general. In a true Manichaean fashion, the Oriental dualism of these Muslims comes out when they also blather to each other, while reclining on their outdoor sofas: “What are they talking about? Muslim terrorists? The Crusaders killed everybody. Everybody! It is them!” Apparently, all this is perfectly in line with the chunky welfare check they collect from the “evil” French government every month, probably seeing it as a poor payback for past wrongs done to Muslims.
Take the city of Roubaix, France. This city is not just a Muslim suburb, but an entire French city turning into an Islamic enclave, France’s first all-Muslim city! It would appear that France’s authorities have no power to engineer the French society in a way that would serve France’s long-term interest. But there are attempts to raise the alarm. For instance, there are groups in France seeking to campaign for the restoration of the French rule of law (or at least, to help bring back the habits of France to the Muslim ghettos in France’s cities), such as “La Brigade des Meres” [a mother’s brigade], which is aiming to restore gender equality in France’s troubled “banlieues” because women in many of France’s foreign communities are now too scared to go out where gangs of young men rule the streets. And a shocking undercover report, compiled by the TV channel France 2, shows how women are not welcome in bars and cafes in Muslim majority areas, with many men openly hostile to their presence in public at all. Pascale Boistard, the women’s rights minister in the French government of Hollande, declared: “There are now areas in our country where women can no longer go.” To cement proof of what is going on, two brave women from La Brigade des Meres wore button-hole cameras and headed alone into the Muslim majority Paris suburb of Sevran, which was at the center of the French capital’s 2005 race riots. They were stopped and not allowed to walk around or enter bars. The French government has no clue about what to do. The French government’s decision to bring in Muslim imams to quell the religious tensions which led to the 2005 riots had led to a more hardline version of Islam taking hold in France’s Muslim suburbs. In Lyon, France’s second biggest city, there is evidence that women are now actively altering their dress to avoid being threatened or abused by Muslim men. And an official in the patriotic party of France, the National Front, Ms Marechal-Le Pen, said downplayed evidence exists that some parts of the country are “no longer the land of France because Islamic law has taken hold”. She said: “It is no longer the law of France that applies, it is not the law of the Republic, we are witnessing the establishment of mini Caliphates where it’s Islamic law, Sharia, that applies every day.”
The reports by this and other concerned citizen groups of France revealed a definite existence of No-Go Zones For Women in France. And there are areas where the French police stay away from making normal patrols the way they do it in areas of France where as far as outward style and manner of etiquette there is a definite European presence.
ROUBAIX, “IT IS NOT CHICAGO”, BUT IT IS THE DEN OF POVERTY NONETHELESS
At the beginning of August, a father of a family was killed in the neighborhood of the Alma, in Roubaix, for a history of noise-making. In the working-class districts of the poorest town in France, inhabitants tell of their distress. Two weeks ago, 27-year-old Ahmed Boudaoud was killed in his staircase while asking two youngsters to stop making noise. It was 3:45 in the morning, he was splashed with shit and alcohol and one of them stabbed him in the throat.
When we speak of this tragedy to the Roubaisians, they say almost all the same thing. It is sad, but in many ways predictable if we put this fact into the local context: misery, despair, abandonment, when young people adrift in the neighborhood of the Alma, the place of the above drama, the inhabitants can not even rely on the police: there is little chance for it to move around. “As a result, there are parts of the city where you could ride with an assault tank without anyone telling you anything,” smiled Nadir (the first name was changed), a strong man of about forty he repeats the same thing often said.
“We are so used to being left to ourselves that we do not know what is normal or not here. It’s not Chicago, but you do have to cover your face, it’s very complicated. ”
Roubaix, 94,000 inhabitants, is the poorest city in France . More than 30% of the unemployed, 75% of the territory in the Sensitive Urban Area (ZUS) and, above all, its rotten reputation, a place where nothing has changed since the textile industry collapsed decades ago.
It is also the perfect illustration that in terms of insecurity, it is the poorest populations that have the most to lose.
They wanted to spend “a normal evening”
A blue-eyed boy who squats in front of a hall shows me 96 Rue d’Archimede, a small red-brick building in which the victim lived. He reflects: “What took him to go talk to drunkards, too?” ”
On the night of August 2 to 3, two young people – aged 19 and 21 – steal a car and start a car rodeo, fast and furious auto race in the Alma district. Accelerations, zigzags, skids. After that, they decide to burn a poor building because out of the window of the building, a man named Ahmed tells them that the race prevents his three children from sleeping.
They poke out of the car, knock on all the doors of the building – whose gate is open to all – to find him and once they succeed, after a few words exchanged, stick a blade in his throat – according to the testimony of his wife, Jennifer. Ahmed will die in the ambulance. Very quickly, two suspects are arrested by the police, to whom they explain that they simply wanted to pass “a normal evening” . One of the two gave himself up at the police station, whose family reasoned him into doing so, and he himself said that he was persuaded by … the father of the deceased. For Roubaix, it is a large village, where everyone knows everyone, more or less. Since then, the two guys, held in pre-trial detention, are blaming themselves for the facts. To our brothers from Paris, a man named Amar, the uncle of the deceased, explains: “The murder of my nephew shows one thing: when one lives in these quarters, one has only two alternatives, to be a rogue or to be subject to their gang law. The situation is worse and worse. Then we let the people here kill each other, and then we pick up the corpses. ” “The land no longer belongs to the police” Since 2012, seven districts of the city have been classified as a Priority Security Zone (ZSP). No regular police officers patrol these areas, but for the authorities there is some good news in that they had a few good results in dismantling large criminal trafficking groups of Arab Muslims of North African heritage.
Nadir: “Okay for big networks, but while they work on large fish, the little ones make a living at the expense of the inhabitants. ” Nadir’s brother, who briefly cuts off the conversation: “The land no longer belongs to the police. The police left it to the young people. Today, it is completely outdated. […] On the one hand, when a cop who is paid only 1,500 euros knows this, why would he stick his head into danger?”
Sarah, 21, a law student, lives in the Manlet district, recounts: “I’ve seen two boys fighting here and the police passing by as if nothing had happened. They surely told themselves that they were two Arabs and that it did not matter. But what image does it give in the end? ” During the municipal campaign, Pierre Dubois, the outgoing mayor, had assured that in Roubaix, there was only “a feeling of insecurity”. A gaffe, more than a denial, that made a lot of people laugh. In the neighborhood of Le Pile , riparians [a few owners of land on the bank of a natural watercourse] talked about creating a militia – a type of citizen patrol – to restore calm. A desperate idea, which opens the way to even more violence. Paranoia and revenge too, all this between neighbors. Marc Vasseur, the assistant director of the mayor’s office (UMP), has no problem recognizing the existence of no-rights/no-go zones. “In twenty years, Roubaix has lost 300 police officers”: “Some residents resigned themselves to no longer calling the police because the police no longer move. They are at the end of the roll. Some only ask for one thing: to sleep at night.” To tell the truth, it is not the new municipal team that will deny that it is about the poverty. After having ravished the town hall in the election going over to the Left last spring, the strategy could roughly be summarized to this: “We have inherited a big galley, we will not get rabbits out of the hat, especially not in four months. ” It is a good war, and in the end, not inaccurate to say, as all the witnesses we interviewed admit. Moreover, the tasks do not even overwhelm the outgoing team. What we hear here and there is rather: “A town hall can not do everything, it is the state that has to look at the poorest city in France. ”
Roubaix is the city where kids, more than anywhere else, have never seen their parents work. Where one inherits the state welfare system – “RSA” – (ex-RMI) – and the worries that go with, where one leaves the school very early to go to hang out. Where people are so fed up that they call them poor and still laughing they say “eh, but you know that among us there are some who pay the tax on wealth? ” “This void creates hatred” Julie, a pretty forty-year-old who prefers to remain anonymous, who lived “two years at the Alma” in the 80’s, when life was cool, says: “I have a girlfriend. One day she asked a student what he wanted to do later. He replied “like daddy, be unemployed”. ” And continues: “Beyond the responsibilities of everyone, I believe that reputation does not help either. By dint of repeating to them that they live in the worst city of France, the young people say that they will not succeed. That there is no chance of finding a job, because there are no more. So they get bogged down. ”
Roubaix is the corner where thousands of Maghreb people – mainly from Algeria – have been piled up in disadvantaged areas that continue to sink into the galley. In a small cafe, Tawfik, 32, who has worked in the professional insertion, talks a little about the “void”, the feeling many Roubaisians of Maghrebian origin have. He explains that they feel forgotten and discriminated against in France – “because of their facies, their religion and their economic condition” – but also know that they are not at home here: “Some people do not know who they are. So they look for their identity without finding it for the moment. And this void creates hatred. ” “It has become a trash can”, a moral cesspool.
The gangs of Roubaix, poverty and more recently Mehdi Nemmouche [the fanatical 2014 Jewish Museum of Belgium shooter who was from here], is enough to sully a reputation. In recent years, local politicians have done everything they can to improve the image of the city, even if it means removing from Wikipedia information deemed too pejorative for Roubaix. Urban renovations, historical districts, cultural dynamism, the Paris-Roubaix partnership or a promise of a more active population – one would almost forget the problems: in fact, everything is not so black in the former textile capital of the world. This neighboring Croix with 20,483 inhabitants, is in another world: in the ranking of cities where the average amount of income is the highest, the commune comes just after Neuilly-sur-Seine and Cayenne. But many inhabitants of the working-class districts do not give up on their condition. With so much insecurity and unemployment, it is hard to be optimistic.
Nadir insists that the local employers do everything not to recruit the Roubaisians, starting with the town hall, which does not set an example. “With an Arabian surname, it is almost unacceptable, it must be known. […] For some positions of educators, the city hall recruits outside the city. We inherit the most rotten posts. We are not asking for engineer jobs either, and not everybody wants a deal. ” The town hall refutes the territorial discrimination softly, while admitting the distress of the working-class districts. “In some areas, there are more than 30% of the unemployed. ”
A meeting bar in front of a drug dealing hotspot
Nadir laughs in front of a snack. “1.50 panini is the cheapest bread in France. Just before, a restaurateur of the city told me that the situation was getting worse:
“More and more, people come and tell me that for a sandwich for three euros, they lose 50 cents or 1 euro. It’s very difficult. Here, you have married couples who for lack money, live with their parents. After a while, when you are given up to yourself, some say you have to go get the money where it is. ”
Honestly, kind of odd jobs at black or small services here and there, or illegally, stealing or drug dealing. The points of drug deals in the city are known.
Vendors – some of them minors – do not really hide. The street is theirs. In one of them, a bar was fixed to the wall to make a drug kiosk. The vendor says:
“If they removed all the crap from Roubaix, which for many is an income that will ensure a little comfort, it will cause an explosion of burglaries and other aggressions of any kind. It will be a civil war itself. For me, this situation is a bit of a convenience for everyone. ”
In the street, we see some bad habits. More constraints, more rules, more limits. “At 15 years old, they have man’s concerns and already make the law at home,” says Nadir.
“Before, there was respect for the elders. There, there is nothing left. ”
Ahmed was a hero, too
Ahmed Boudaoud was a discrete, quiet type who did not make waves and who did not know that the confusion remains at the level of the words used as is often the case in the troubled districts when there are clashes are between “young squatters vs. neighbors”.
He was a hero too. Some time ago, he had saved a kid from drowning. The little blue-eyed young man who brought me up to 96 rue d’Archimede told me a little about him. 17 years old, no school – “too many confusions” – and perhaps a job of a handler thanks to a contact from his family. He asks me not to be too affirmative in my article:
“There is a rumor that the deceased was out with a knife and that one of the two guys currently in custody could have taken two stab wounds. ”
Unable to check this version of the facts yet. Reached by telephone, the deputy prosecutor of the Lille prosecutors office refuses to comment – and repeats what he said since the beginning of the case: a murder with knives, a mortal knife stab and two suspects known especially for possession of narcotics and other degradations.
“Guys like Ahmed who do not create so much mess were on the verge of getting screwed out of a deal at Alma” tells me a young person in a restaurant who knows the Boudaoud family and obviously suspects this: “Ahmed had no knife, it’s bullshit what they say about that. On the other hand, it is said that one of the two killers always had a blade on him because he had a seriously embarrassing feud with guys from Lille. ”
“We may have sacrificed a generation”
For Nadir, one should not over-interpret the fact:
“We talked about his slaughter, when it is not about that. This word refers to many more negative things. I believe there was no hatred in this act, even if it is shocking to everyone. They were drunk with alcohol; otherwise, perhaps nothing would have happened. ”
It’s true that Roubaix is not Chicago. When one goes there, even at night, one thinks that it is not worse than another city whose districts are classified in ZSP……
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EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.