Thursday, January 05, 2006

French chaos - Rape and pillage by immigrant gang

French society is deconstructing before our eyes. The latest outrage follows the Muslim riots, which had been extensively documented on Rambix and the Red Star. Now "North African immigrants" (read: Muslims) have unleashed new evils on the good citizens of France:

PARIS -- A gang of more than 20 youths -- thought to be North African immigrants -- terrorized hundreds of train passengers in a rampage of violence, robbery and sexual assault on New Year's Day, French officials said yesterday.

The five-hour-long criminal frenzy was "totally unacceptable," French President Jacques Chirac told reporters. "Those guilty will be found and punished, as they deserve."
Yes, Jacques, your lessons following the riots were so well learned. Hit them with another "unacceptable", and "found and punished". That'll show them.

The gang of between 20 and 30 youths boarded the train, heading from Nice on the French Riviera to Lyon, in eastern France, early on Jan. 1, as it carried 600 passengers home from New Year's Eve partying overnight.

Once inside, they went wild, forcing passengers to hand over mobile phones and wallets, and slashing seats and breaking windows.

A 20-year-old woman cornered by several of the marauders was sexually molested.

"It was a real scene of pillage on the train," said the regional state prosecutor, Dominique Luigi, adding that the passengers were in a state of "panic."
Can you imagine the terror these people experienced, especially the woman who was molested? What if this were your wife or daughter?

News of the violence shocked France, which still was reeling from three weeks of rioting that flared in impoverished suburbs across the country in late October and early November last year.

The opposition Socialist Party said it viewed the incident with "astonishment."

It said "such acts show a worrying lack of security" and questioned why it took so long for police to rescue the passengers and why so few arrests were made.
Is it safe to say France has an immigration problem? These type of incidents ought to close the book on discussions of criminal background screening, enforcement of our borders, and other common sense immigration measures as proposed by Minnesota Governor Pawlenty.

Vacation in France, anyone? By the way, did you read about this in the Red Star?