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The France/Jihadist Critical Mass

A sizable and growing part of France is in a state of virtual secession, if not virtual civil war.

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Michel Gurfinkiel

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June 3, 2013 - 12:01 am
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On May 25, a 21-year-old soldier named Cédric Cordiez was stabbed in the neck in the La Defense district of Paris. He survived, but the aggressor’s intention was clearly to kill him (possibly even to sever his head). Four days later, a suspect referred to as Alexandre D., a 22 year-old-convert to Islam, was arrested. He confessed to having acted “on religious grounds.”

The Cordiez case is quite similar to the public killing and beheading in London of Lee Rigby, a British soldier, on May 22. One of Rigby’s murderers, Michael Adebolajo, a 28-year-old British-African convert to Islam, claimed to have acted in order to retaliate against the British military operations “against Muslims” in Afghanistan. “It is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,”  he said before being arrested by the police. “We swear by Allah Almighty that we will never stop fighting you.”

Manuel Valls, the French interior minister, drew another, even scarier, parallel: he mentioned Mohamed Merah, the deadliest jihadist terrorist to have operated in France so far.

A French citizen of Algerian descent, Merah shot eight people in eight days last year, from March 11 to March 19: seven were killed on the spot, one survived as a quadriplegic. The victims were selected according to clear criteria. Merah first targeted “defectors “: young men of North African or Caribbean origin serving in the French military (and thus likely to fight or to have fought other Muslims in places like Afghanistan or Mali). Then he murdered Jews (since Jews are deemed to be, as a race, enemies of Islam): three preteen children and a teacher at a Jewish school.

“There are several dozens, perhaps even several hundred, potential Merahs in our country,” Valls somberly observed during a press conference on May 29. Indeed, investigations linked to the bombing on September 19, 2012, of a kosher shop in Sarcelles led the police, one month later, to a ramified Islamist network involved in stockpiling weapons and explosive material and in gathering information about Jewish personalities and organizations. Sources say that several other networks have been found since then.

However, some wonder whether the French police and security agencies are indeed “discovering” radical and seditious groups and individuals or just dealing more seriously with groups and individuals they already knew. The fact is that both Merah and Alexandre D. had been followed closely for years and identified as security risks prior to their crimes. The police and the agencies were aware that Merah had extensively traveled to no less than 25 Middle Eastern, Central Asian, Far Eastern, and African countries, including Afghanistan. They even had been briefed negatively about him by the Pakistani and American security agencies. Nevertheless, they had not taken steps against him.

As for Alexandre D. — or Abdelillah, as he insisted on being called after his conversion — Le Monde reports that he was put on file as early as February 20 by SDIG, the special branch of DCRI (the domestic security agency) that monitors Islamist activities. Nothing was done to prevent him from taking action.

Why not? One answer is that democratic countries are not supposed to arrest or intern citizens on the mere suspicion that they might be involved in crimes in the future. Another answer is that preventive action can be counterproductive, as any police department knows: as soon as you arrest suspects, other suspects, or criminals yet undetected, go into hiding.

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When the host body has a malignant tumor it must be excised. If Europe is going to survive, it will have to deport the Muslims back to the Middle East and North Africa and get rid of the multicultural Quislings in their midst. Either that or let the streets run red once again and watch the fascist zombie rise again in reaction.
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There is no such thing as radical Islam. According to the Turkish PM, "There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that's it."
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"The ultimate explanation for the French security agencies’ shortcomings or inconsistencies may be the extent to which radical Islam, a philosophy and a way of life that rejects democracy and the open society, has grown among the French Muslim minority."

What an utterly absurd statement. Islam, not "radical Islam", nor "Islamism", nor "hijacked Islam", is a philosophy (actually a totalitarian system) and a way of life that rejects democracy and the open society, as well as just about everything else that is decent, and Islam is what all Muslims believe in.
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" Another answer is that preventive action can be counterproductive,..."

That's true only if done selectively. The key as was proven in New York is enforcing all of the laws from jaywalking to murder all of the time.
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The multicultural experiment has failed. The dominant culture should give immigrant populations the modern equivalent of same options Europe gave the Moors: assimilate or leave!
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Modern Science and the Scientific Method owes its existnece to Islam.
Watch the BBC Documentary: Science and Islam and PBS Documentary: Islam - An Empire of Faith.
The Holy Quran says the unbelievers are trying to extinguish the Light of Islam from their mouths. The West is trying to extinguish the light of Islam by puffing. Their missiles are just a puff. Islam shall return.
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D youts just need a j-o-b.
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After all the denunciations of Israel for it's security policies, these schmucks in Europe are creating the same situations for themselves with Gaza Strips and West Banks littering their European Christian nation states. And they will be adopting all the security policies that Israel has, security fences, road blocks, combatting tunnels, Iron Dome shields, blockades...and so on and so forth.

The fools.
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Who know? Maybe God wants to punish France with Islam austerity for all the fornication and adultery and other sexual perversions and what about the murder of the innocent baby in the womb?
Who Know?
Rebel children pay a terrible price so it seems but it could be worse . Atheist China take control of France in the future with another atheist Stalin or Mao type dictator
Who know?
But when the faithful Joan of arc went to meant the the King of France who disguised himself to see if she was really chosen by God , without hesitation she went to the King's feet and blessed him. It seems only Phillip the Good could defeat this prophetess from God
So it could be worse as rebels against God fall on the right and the left and even when great conquers die young like Alexander the Great and Henry the 5th revel against his Papa even though victor over France . Great Power , great power that may appear Almighty turns into dust at the True God's command
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we complain about muslims and their bizarre death cult but we don't do anything about it, in fact things are worse. specific legislation and full scale monitoring with no apology is the way to deal with these medieval savages. instead, they're in our state department, in our universities and our politicians who are craven, spineless zombies are their toadies.
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True. And few people who legislate who influence the majority read these pages. The trend is decidedly negative. The US will need to 'go Western Europe' before things start to sink in. And then?
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"French security agencies’ shortcomings or inconsistencies may be the extent to which radical Islam, a philosophy and a way of life..."

This is a disappointing essay cuz it falls into the omnipresent trap of believing that there is a non-radical, moderate, form of Islam. This is factually wrong, and dangerously so. As Iran's Supreme Leader the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pointed out, there is only one Islam. And that's the one that accepts Islam's central premise of perpetual war with all other belief systems. That's why the word Infidel: there's a death sentence awaiting any fool, Kuffar is their word, who does not act in fidelity with the commands of the Holy Ko-Ran and the hadiths of the Holy Prophet Mohammed's life.

The notion of radical Islam implies the existence of a moderate Islam. The Ayatollah is right in that there is no such thing, and where such pretense is seen among Moslems, they are apostates to be put to death for their infidelity.

There are only inactive and active Moslems. But they're all Moslems.
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