"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. The truth is seeping out, ever slowly to be sure, but nearly every day new reports from previously brain dead sources are awaking to the fact that those so-called "Asian" youths inciting civil unrest in Europe and everywhere else the Muslim population has a foothold on foreign soil is not a figment of the imagination of a few right-wing nuts. Orwellian to the last tooth, Islam calls itself the religion of peace, but is violently disturbing the peace whenever there is a critical mass, and cries foul claiming to be victims of religious persecution at the slightest nuance in situations where they can not or presently do not dominate.