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France: Internment Camps

Muslims and anti-racists held a 700-strong rally near Paris last week against rising Islamophobia in France (Pic: Guy Smallman)

Muslims and anti-racists held a 700-strong rally near Paris last week against rising Islamophobia in France (Pic: Guy Smallman)

There are serious discussions regarding so-called “preventative” internment camps for those classed as “extremists” by the French state.

via. Socialist Worker

Days earlier prime minister Manuel Valls sought legal advice on setting up “preventative” internment camps for those classed as extremists.

The number of people in this category doubled to 20,000—the majority of them Muslims—between August and November.

Chair Sihame Assbague called for putting slips of paper saying “no votes without justice” in ballot boxes instead of voting papers.

Campaigner Marwan Muhammad criticised much of the left, “who couldn’t be here because they found it more important to justify themselves to racists.”

Salma Yaqoob, a leading figure from the anti-war movement in Britain, pointed to what could be gained from cooperation between Muslims and the left.

Hanane Karimi is a campaigner in eastern France where the FN led the first round.

She told Socialist Worker, “A victory for the FN would be a catastrophe for everyone.

“But its ideas have been allowed to become so widespread that it becomes a possibility.

“Politics have lurched to the far right. The Socialist Party has been the best possible advert for the FN.

“In France there is no political alternative—and perhaps we need to build one.”

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  • The greenmantle
  • George Carty

    Even a materialist would not respect a country for being rich if (like KSA) it is rich purely due to an accident of geography rather than due to the productivity of its people.

    KSA and the other Gulf states are particular egregious examples as they actually hire foreigners to do most of the work!

  • George Carty

    From the way you spell your name I’d guess you were from a German-speaking country.

  • The greenmantle
  • The greenmantle

    Now this is no surprize as Camp Sarko is alwaus trying to look tough against Islam in an attempt to out flank LePen and they would and do promise anything whilst in opposition .. I wouldn’t be surprised if they suggested the internment of all muslim first born frankly .
    I had some good news an older Frenchman I know , (who reads Le Point !) told me that it was mentioned at the Christmass Eve Midnight Mass he attended, that French Muslims were protecteding Churches in Paris . We were both impressed

    Wonder if that ever makes Fox news 🙂

    Sir David

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    Found this in a short search. Not Valls seeking legal advice (haven’t confirmed another source reporting it) but still:

    “Laurent Wauqiuez, the number-three figure in Nicolas Sarkozy’s Republican Party, has even suggested placing French citizens under terror investigations in internment camps.”

    http://www.alternet.org/world/growing-apartheid-system-france-why-french-states-security-measures-against-arabs-and-muslims

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    I didn’t look long and didn’t find Valls saying anything about ‘internment camps’ but the number three in Sarkozy’s party suggested it.:

    http://www.alternet.org/world/growing-apartheid-system-france-why-french-states-security-measures-against-arabs-and-muslims

    “Laurent Wauqiuez, the number-three figure in Nicolas Sarkozy’s Republican Party, has even suggested placing French citizens under terror investigations in internment camps.”

  • technoviking

    Turkey, Saudi, Jordan, Qatar, UAE, Lebanon, Iran, Indonesia, etc…

    Unsafe from bombing? What’s really stopping you?

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    I know, it was Christians later that wanted them to be gone, but Israel wouldn’t accept foreign rule, especially not Muslim rule, so even a well meaning Caliph would have a problem… He called the country a “Western colonial entity” and said “Zionsim will be finished” then, because “Israel has no right to exist on Islamic land”, so he would most certain not be a well meaning Caliph and accept perhaps Israel’s status as an autonomous province, it sounded like Israel and that are some million Jews wouldn’t be allowed to stay there…

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    I asked, because these lands were once under Islamic rule, as once was the land now known as Israel… Would the Jews have to leave as did the Pieds-Noirs in Algeria? A worldwide Caliphate would be mostly the same as with Papal claim over entire Christianity and the world, it would not live up to its claim. History has created many divisions between various Muslim peoples, the strongest force would be probably a Pan-Arabistic Arab League, I don’t see any way Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey or Iran would join a centralized political power based in Arabia…

  • The greenmantle

    So What is a Khalifa ? I have never met two muslims who agree on what constitutes Sharia so I dont suppose Khalifa would be much different .
    As for the Kaliifa having a fair disribution of wealth please describe fair ? If it was fair I would support your efforts but how does that equate with zionism being finished ? Unless you mean the Kalifa includes Palestine ? Best of luck their mate .
    The idea of opposition to the 1% is because they have an unfair amount of wealth so your question makes no sence to me . You cannot have a 1% plus have a fair system .

    Most muslims support a khalifa- er …they do ? Any evidence for this ?

    I would support ( I can only speak for myself ) any group for their right to self determination as long as they did not seek to opress others.

    Sir David

  • The greenmantle

    This is from Amnesty things are bad in France but if anyone was suggesting internment camps they would be going crackers over in Amnesty and it would I am sure have been mentioned .

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/12/france-new-law-threatens-to-make-emergency-measures-the-new-norm/

    Sir David

  • The greenmantle

    Reminds me of Soviet elections only the cross was already on the paper when you got it . Plus if you wanted to take your cross off you had to ask the KGB man for a pencil also giving your him name and adress

    Sir David

  • George Carty

    Just as American evangelicals use “Christian” to mean evangelical – such that Roman Catholics (for example) are not “Christians” to them, so Salafis use “Sunni” to mean Salafi.

  • ShunTheRightWhale

    What was and is “Islamic land”? Would this caliphate encompass the Iberian Peninsula and Silicy, too? Would it reach to the gates of Vienna? Would Papua Barat be part of it?

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