Almost exactly a year ago there were major riots, burning, and killing by huge groups of Muslim youths in suburbs of Paris, France. After that, few such incidents have been reported, unitl now when some more cars and buses are reported to be burned. But does that mean the violence stopped between last year and now? No. Only the reporting of it has stopped. It would be interesting to ask the various news media why. But I doubt that question will be asked. Or, if it is asked, the answer will probably as long in coming, as the reporting was. -------------------------------------- http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2454036.086111111.html Ongoing 'intifada' in France has injured 2,500 police in 2006 Special to World Tribune.com GEOSTRATEGY-DIRECT.COM Friday, October 27, 2006 This might have dropped below the radar, but Al Qaida and its allies are literally battling the Crusaders every day in Europe. And so far, Europe isn't doing so well. "We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists," said Michel Thoomis, secretary general of the Action Police trade union. "This is not a question of urban violence any more. It is an intifada, with stones and firebombs." The French Interior Ministry has acknowledged the Muslim uprising. The ministry said more than 2,500 police officers have been injured in 2006. This amounts to at least 14 officers each day. The battles have been under-reported but alarming to French authorities. Muslim street commanders, who run lucrative drug networks, have organized youngsters in housing projects to ambush police and confront security forces. The response time allows hundreds of Muslims to storm police cars and patrols within minutes. "You no longer see two or three youths confronting police," Thoomis said. "You see whole tower blocks emptying into the streets to set their comrades free when they are arrested." France's huge Muslim minority community has come under the influence of agents often influenced and financed by Al Qaida. These agents have recruited Muslim youngsters for urban warfare in which police and government representatives are injured daily. Not surprisingly, Muslim neighborhoods are becoming autonomous zones, with police and government workers too scared to enter. The police union is demanding the Interior Ministry supply officers with armored cars. European law enforcement sources say France could be a model for other countries. The most worried are Britain and the Netherlands.