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Far-Right Protesters Storm French Mosque

A brazen display of anti-Muslim hostility by French far-right extremists. They targeted a new mosque under construction, while sloganeering about Charles Martel. (via. Islamophobia-Watch):

Far-right protesters storm French mosque

Dozens of far-right extremists have stormed the construction site of a mosque in western France to show their hostility toward it and denounce immigration that has brought millions of Muslims into the country.

Regional prefect Yves Dassonville said about 70 protesters traveled from around France for Saturday morning’s demonstration in the city of Poitiers.

He said the protesters, convened by a group called “Coordination Identitaire,” brandished banners, scaled the roof, and carried tents and electric generators for the protest starting shortly before dawn. Muslim leaders said they disrupted a prayer in the still-unfinished building.

Dassonville said that after police arrived, the protesters dispersed without resistance. Three were detained to face accusations of “incitement of racial hatred” and damage to property.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls denounced a “hateful and inadmissible provocation.”

Associated Press, 20 October 2012

The banner hung from the roof of the mosque carries the slogan “732 Génération Identitaire”, a reference to the year 732 when Charles Martel stopped the advance of Muslim troops north of Poitiers at the Battle of Tours. A statement by the far-right organisation who organised the occupation can be consulted here.

See also Le Nouvel Observateur, 20 October 2012

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  • shastak

    Re; Christianity: Just because A raped your mom yesterday does not mean that B gets to rape her tomorrow. This is a completely inane argument.

    Same goes for the “indigenous” Muslims – they’re not so indigineous BTW, they did not, for the most part, come from Europe (Tatars),.

    “By the way, those Bedouins also can (and do) serve in the Israeli military, which makes your racism towards them so much funnier. Your average Bedouin could kick your ass, military training or not.”

    So your argument is, what? We can kick your ass? You’re so smart – you can see how the IQ develops in the desert by comments like this.

    “Reclaiming Europe for whom exactly? The Franks? The Pagans? The Romans? The Celts? The freaking Neanderthals? I’m not exactly sure whom or what you believe you are fighting for, but people and cultures have always been moving around”

    “freaking Neanderthals” Wow, what a racist comment. One Neanderthal had more intelligence than your entire family. Sure, so how about you move to Israel and take 50m of your co-religionists with you – see what they tell you on the border.

    How about 500m Europeans move to Saudi Arabia? Do you have a problem with that? We can vote to put a large cross on top of that rock. Or maybe, turn it into a latrine – which is what most of your countries look like anyway.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    @ heil (or should I say, fail)…

    Reclaiming Europe for whom exactly? The Franks? The Pagans? The Romans? The Celts? The freaking Neanderthals? I’m not exactly sure whom or what you believe you are fighting for, but people and cultures have always been moving around. Christianity came from the Middle East, not Europe, so the indigenous religions would really be more akin to druidism, shamanism and polytheism of various flavors. Even then, the Greeks, Romans and Etruscans rather freely borrowed from Oriental mystery religions like the Egyptian cult of Isis, the Persian cult of Mithras, and the Asiatic worship of Cybele.

    Perhaps its worth noting that there IS (and has been for a long time) an indigenous European Muslim population. Or multiple populations really, since each is a separate culture, with their own language and customs. Turkey, of course, is a Muslim majority nation, but you’ve also got Albania, Kosova, Bosnia-Herzegovina… funny how you guys forget or overlook them. Likewise, there have been Muslim minorities all throughout Cyprus, Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia… In Poland and Ukraine you have the Tatars. The Russian Federation actually has several native Muslim communities, and in some places (Tatarstan, Chechnya, Daghestan, etc) Muslims are the majority. Maybe 15% of Russia’s population practices Islam to some degree (again, it being Russia, some are fairly lax).

    Which of course brings us to the next mistake you Islamophobes tend to make. Not all Muslims are Arab, let alone Bedouin. I honestly doubt there are (or ever have been) all that many Bedouins in Europe. Many of us on these very forums don’t have a drop of Bedouin blood in their veins, and wouldn’t last five minutes if dropped off in the Sinai, Negev or Rub al-Khali! In fact, there are about 250,000 Bedouin in Israel alone, where they are a minority, but that’s far more than the entire continent of Europe. By the way, those Bedouins also can (and do) serve in the Israeli military, which makes your racism towards them so much funnier. Your average Bedouin could kick your ass, military training or not.

    Some of us Muslims are indeed of Arab descent; many more are not. We are Persians, Turks, Kurds, Somalis, Bejas, Berbers, Chechens, Tatars, Albanians, Moors, Tatars, Bashkirs, Adyghes, Pashtuns, Hazaras, Panjabis, Kashmiris, Bengalis, Muhajirs, Touaregs, Hausas, Fulani, Mandé, Fur, Wolof, Uighurs, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Turkomen, Malays, Mappila, Chams, Rohingyas, Moros, Javanese, Minangkabau, Sri Lankan Moors, Swahilis, Oromos, Afars… And those are just some of the ethnic groups which are ‘traditionally’ Muslim. There are no shortage of converts from almost every nation on earth, including a very sizable minority of American blacks here in the states. We all have our own unique traditions, languages, culture and identities. Diversity is our strength. Racist bigots like you could never understand that.

  • Sir David ( Illuminati membership number 5:32)

    Heil
    (one assumes your other name is Hitler)
    Who is this “we” ?
    Count me out of any “we” you are part of.

    Sir David
    Angers
    France

  • mindy1

    @Heil, always remember that American soldiers of all backgrounds kicked Nazi butt :P

  • heil

    Finally, we are reclaiming Europe – Bedouins go home.

  • Zakariya Ali Sher

    You know, bashing the French just for being French is no more fair than bashing Muslims, Jews or any other community. Yes, it has become popular these days to mock the French as cowards for capitulating to the Nazis during World War II. And to be sure, there WERE plenty of Nazi supporters within France who not only accommodated the Nazis, they bent over backwards to do so! And yes, 732 Génération Identitaire, le Pen and the FLN are the modern heirs of the Nazi collaborators.

    But paining ALL Frenchmen with such a broad brush does the nation a great disservice. The French once were a great military power. There was a time when Napoleon had all of Europe shaking in their fancy breeches! This is the nation of the Franks and Gauls, Vercingetorix and Clovis. We Muslims should remember that they ruled Algeria for over a hundred and thirty years, and once held a huge swath of West Africa. That’s an impressive feat for anyone. So it’s entirely possible to respect the French while still denouncing 732 Génération Identitaire… just as it is possible to love Britain and hate the EDL, or love Afghanistan and hate the Taleban. In fact, one could argue that it’s a patriotic duty!

    I’d also point out that there were no shortage of Nazi/Axis collaborators in pretty much every country in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and even Africa and Latin America. Ante Pavelić in Croatia, Vidkun Quisling in Norway, the list just goes on and on. And yes, while Pamella Geller and other Islamophobes have greatly blown the idea some sort of mythical Nazi/Muslim alliance out of proportion, the fact is that there were Nazi collaborators in Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Albania, Indonesia, Iran, the Soviet Union and India too. Most might count as ‘cultural Muslims’ at best, but some of our supposed brothers and sisters were just as prone to hatred as the Europeans.

    As for my true thoughts on 732 Génération Identitaire… fuck ‘em. These guys are violent thugs and we should treat them as such. Next time they attack a mosque or assault people, we should stand up for our rights. Call the police, press charges, even use force if necessary. When a person assaults you, you are absolutely within your rights to defend yourself. The fact that nobody seems to be doing anything about these jackbooted fascists is almost as worrying to me as the 732 Génération Identitaire itself…

  • WackyJacky

    Unfortunatly, the moderate muslim community in France is being hijacked by some stupid low-life “know it all” crapy Jihadist groups, and a bunch of no-brains girly french racists who have been boosted by the french FLN polical party !!!!!

  • Xithurel

    ^^^ -_-* Obviously I will be waiting a very long time to be proven wrong.

  • Sarah Brown

    Xithurel – that seems incredibly unfair on France – I’m sure it didn’t *want* to be occupied – well, of course some people went along with the Nazis, but I assume you’d have had the same situation if Britain had been taken over – rather than just the Channel Islands.

    This action has been praised on the official EDL site.

    http://tellmamauk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/edl-facebook-account-suggests-direct.html

  • PaulMOONEY4prez

    Racism in europe is very much alive and kicking.

  • PaulMOONEY4prez

    Williams: im talking about now. Lately in the “news” the frenchmen has been vocal in their racism and hate, thus I see the frenchman as a coward.

  • Garibaldi

    So David how’s the EDL treating you?

  • david

    i don,t understand how everyone seems to think grovelling to the cultures taking over europe will work.
    this is why europeans are hated.
    no guts. i can tell a jamaican i hate my country for letting the world move here and he will respect me for not lying.
    tell a grovelling white traitor the truth and they look around as if some army of jihaddis are going to burst the doors in.
    stop being pathetic you are all the type of people who move away from places like where i live once you get in mugged or beaten

  • Anon

    “We are a civilized nation! We are freedom lovers! The western civilization loves liberty!”

    Phooey! France may be civilized but those bigots sure as hell are not!

  • nicaise

    a quand la genette comme embleme tout ca grace aux autorites qui nous racontes des salade qui ne pense qu a eux les;;; oeuvres d art ,par exemple et bien d autres ,,,a la fin ca casse c est bien parti pour

  • Xithurel

    Oh how brave of these utterly vile parasites. France with the reputation for being cowards is because of it’s past of THIS sort of behavior – and the fact that they surrendered to the Nazis but shhhh. France is trying to forget all it’s pasts sins. Adolf Hitler visiting the heart of France is still very much an iconic picture series IN France. While England a much smaller and far less equipped nation back then – stood it’s ground. Yet you have the audacity to claim the term coward is unfounded – shame on you.

    Yet here you lot are again, acting like the Nazis that you surrendered to. You are still very much cowards, if not, prove us wrong – denounce your nazi THUGS.

  • Skeptic

    Where are the angry violent Muslim protesters when we need them?

  • mindy1

    WTF? Leave people in peace

  • moraka

    No dobut that after they say “Viva la france´´ they say “Sig heil´´

  • William Burns

    PaulMooney4prez,

    You are an idiot. Over three hundred thousand French casualties at the battle of Verdun didn’t happen because the French are cowards.

  • Franczeska

    @PaulMOONEY4prez: Francophobia is no better than Islamophobia.

  • MC

    What would happen if I stormed a synagogue? Church? Or say a government building in protest?

    That’s right, you’ll never hear of me ever again. So why is this story not getting the attention it should get? Cause its a mosque.

  • PaulMOONEY4prez

    French is another word for Coward.

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