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France 1998

Reader comment on item: Does Europe Have No-go Zones?

Submitted by Peter, Scotland (United Kingdom), Jan 24, 2015 at 17:48

France has always had its disaffected youths who for years seemed to live out in the suburbs, isolated from the city. In the UK we have the same, where we have the workshy or just the plain degenerates who just won't conform to a civil society or what is perceived to be a civil society. The problem with France is that the blacks have come over and again they have also been isolated but instead of being part of a gang as in the past they now seem to cling onto Islam and this maybe a sense of belonging or maybe it's just a plain rebellion against the indigenous population. It does seem that the blacks do have an almighty chip on their shoulders for the wrongdoings of whites in the past and I believe this is also thrown into the mix.

My title speaks of France 1998 which takes me back to the Champs Elysees and the celebrations there on the night France won the world cup with a team mixed of different colours and religions. Whilst in amongst the partying crowd, I heard screaming and shouting off in the distance. I looked over the crowd and saw hinders of people running in different directions. I then heard banging sounds and as I looked over I could see tear gas above the crowds and about 30 policemen running in the one direction. I immediately thought who were they chasing and to my complete astonishment I witnessed about 100 black youths chasing the police. I've never witnessed such disorder and there stems the problem.

The disaffected were out of control and lawless back then and I can only imagine how vicious this downward circle has become. The Police and Governments etc. done nothing back then and allowed this ugliness to fester into to what it is today. It will be a brave politician who will sign off the policies to go into these areas and to cleanse them and I have no doubt the army will need to be involved. This isn't about ethnic cleansing as again I'm sure there are different colours and religions, it's about saying no more, and this isn't the standard of behaviour for a civil society. Yes we need to give them hope and education but it seems we are beyond that stage at the minute and that will need to come afterwards.


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