The AP story says, “Tensions have erupted as residents and the mayor of a Paris suburb try to block Muslims from praying in the street, in a dispute that reflects nationwide problems with mosque shortages.”
There is a “nationwide problem with mosque shortages”? Why is that? Because French authorities have been inundating the country with Muslim migrants. But these Muslims aren’t praying in the streets because they don’t have mosques. When Christians don’t have churches, they pray in private homes. These Muslims are praying in the streets as a declaration of supremacism. They are saying, by blocking the street to both vehicular and foot traffic, that they are superior, and they are in charge now, and all others must bow to their will and change their behavior to accommodate them.
The Mayor is right to try to stop this. If he fails, the Muslims in Paris will only become more aggressive, more demanding, and more violent. At some point, authorities in the West are going to have to stand up for their own culture and tradition and mores. If they don’t, sharia supremacists will assert more and more elements of sharia over the non-Muslim population, until finally France is a sharia state. The confrontation will have to be had sooner or later.
“Tensions as Paris suburb tries to stop Muslim street prayers,” Associated Press, November 10, 2017:
CLICHY-LA-GARENNE, France – Tensions have erupted as residents and the mayor of a Paris suburb try to block Muslims from praying in the street, in a dispute that reflects nationwide problems with mosque shortages.
Police formed a human barricade between a few dozen Muslim residents trying to pray Friday in the streets of Clichy-la-Garenne and more than 100 demonstrators trying to stop them.
As the Muslims chanted “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, the demonstrators sang the Marseillaise.
Mayor Remi Muzueau led demonstrators to the site where Muslims have been praying for months. Those praying tried to set up on a side street instead, but police pushed them back, prompting minor skirmishes….
“‘Stop Illegal Street Prayers’: WATCH French MPs Derail Muslim Prayers on Friday,” Sputnik News, November 10, 2017:
France, the country with the largest Islamic community in Europe, has seen a demonstration led by some 100 lawmakers in Clichy, a Paris suburb, who disrupted a traditional Friday prayer involving Muslims who had been using a public space for their religious needs since March, when a local mosque was closed.
Singing “La Marseillaise” and holding banners reading “Stop Illegal Street Prayers” among others, the officials tried to stop a group of some 200 males, chanting “Allahu Akbar,” from praying.
Explaining the reason for the push to prevent prayers in the street, Mayor Remi Muzeau, who spearheaded the protest, stated he “must assure the tranquility and freedom of the people in my city. … We must not allow this to happen in our country. Our country, the French Republic is tarnished.””
He added that the action could be repeated every Friday if needed.
Hamid Kazed, the head of the Union of Muslim Associations of Clichy, accused the lawmakers of an attempt “to divide the citizens” and added that “we are not fundamentalists.”
Police managed to separate the opposing groups and averted injuries, and the Muslims managed to hold their prayers.
Muslims have prayed every Friday in front of the local town hall for eight months after a mosque was closed and turned into a library after a court battle.
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