The Islamization of France in 2015 - "We are in a war against jihadist terrorism that threatens the entire world"
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Last January, Amedy Coulibaly (left) murdered a policewoman and four
Jews in Paris, before being shot dead by police. Right: Medics carry a
victim wounded in an attack by Islamist terrorists, who shot hundreds of
concert-goers, killing 90, at the Bataclan theater in Paris on November
The Muslim population of France reached 6.5 million in 2015, or around 10% of the overall population of 66 million. In real terms, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union, just above Germany.
Although French law prohibits the collection of official statistics about the race or religion of its citizens, this estimate is based on several studies that attempted to calculate the number of people in France whose origins are from Muslim-majority countries.
What follows is a chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France during 2015…
January 1. The Interior Ministry announced
the most anticipated statistic of the year: a total of 940 cars and
trucks were torched across France on New Year's Eve, a 12% decrease from
the 1,067 vehicles burned during the annual ritual on the same holiday
in 2014. Car burnings, commonplace in France, are often attributed to
rival Muslim gangs that compete with each other for the media spotlight
over which can cause the most destruction. An estimated 40,000 cars are burned in France every year.
January 3. A 23-year-old Muslim man in Metz tried to strangle
a police officer while shouting "Allahu Akbar!" ("Allah is the
greatest!"). The assault took place at the police station after the man,
who was arrested for purse-snatching, asked the officer to bring him a
glass of water. When the policeman opened the cell door, the man lunged
at him. The officer was rescued by a colleague who saw the scene unfold
on a video surveillance camera. Read it all here....................