Ed Driscoll

Autos-Da-Fe May Be Pass

But “youths” attacking French police isn’t: Tim Blair writes that in France, car burnings are down, but the number of French police being attacked is up. He links to a Telegraph article which says:

Radical Muslims in France’s housing estates are waging an undeclared “intifada” against the police, with violent clashes injuring an average of 14 officers each day.

As the interior ministry said that nearly 2,500 officers had been wounded this year, a police union declared that its members were “in a state of civil war” with Muslims in the most depressed “banlieue” estates which are heavily populated by unemployed youths of north African origin.

It said the situation was so grave that it had asked the government to provide police with armoured cars to protect officers in the estates, which are becoming no-go zones.

James Lileks writes that in Minneapolis, Islamic taxi drivers have created a no-go zone of their own at the local airport.