By Imnokuffar-As it nearly always is, CNN and the left-leaning press take great pains to avoid identifying the culprits as Muslims. Instead, the usual suspects are routinely trotted out - poverty, unemployment, police brutality, et al.
Nowhere to be found are the root causes of an unwillingness to assimilate, religious and cultural practices that inhibit employment and the attitude that Muslims are inherently superior to non-believers. Sadly, native Europeans are guilty of "moral relativism" that will eventually cause the Islamization of Europe.
Incidents like the one described here are routine in France and the French have even coined a term to describe the burning of cars they call it ‘Carbeque’.
Even in the sleepy town I live in there have been incidents. Last year 2 cars were burnt out and in another town close to us another 10.
These crime-waves are never attributed to Muslims but to ‘Youths’ but everyone knows just what this descriptor actually means.
The unrest is usually coincidental with Ramadan that means that these ‘youths’ are starving hungry and the slightest thing can kick off a riot.
There are now, officially more than 751 areas in France that go by the euphemistic term ‘Zones Urbaines Sensibles’ or Sensitive Urban Zones’ - ZUS.
The government has even listed them complete with street demarcations and map delineations on its own website. What his means is if you are a non-Muslim do not go there.
The Police, Social Services and Ambulances are regularly targeted with stones, guns and Molotov Cocktails and Social Workers and others refuse to go to these areas except under police guard.
These areas range from two zones in the medieval town of Carcassone and twelve in the Muslim City of Marseilles. With hardly a town lacking its ‘ZUS’ as they are know known.
Nearly 5 Million people inhabit these areas and oddly enough, this corresponds almost exactly to the Muslim population of France.
Paris (CNN) -- Seventeen police officers were injured in violent clashes with young people in the city of Amiens in northern France overnight, Interior Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday.
In addition, three public buildings were badly damaged during several hours of disorder, CNN affiliate BFM-TV reported.
Amiens Mayor Gilles Demailly told BFM that the damage amounted to millions of euros.
People were shocked and upset by the violence, he said.
Images from the north Amiens neighbourhood showed burned-out cars and the charred wreckage of a kindergarten and a sports centre.
Clashes were reported in the same area Sunday night, BFM reported. The latest violence, involving about 100 young people, broke out late Monday evening and carried into early Tuesday.
The police officers were injured with buckshot, fireworks and projectiles, BFM reported. Police responded with tear gas but made no arrests.
Speaking at a news conference in Amiens, Valls said that the violence shown toward police was "unacceptable" and that law and order must be restored.
More security forces would be deployed Tuesday night to ensure there was no repeat of the trouble, he said.
Valls said those suffering most from the disorder were the residents of the neighbourhood affected.
The area had already been designated a "high security zone" because of drug trafficking and other problems, he said, meaning extra resources were to be used there.
A local resident told BFM the community was angered Sunday when police carried out an "aggressive" traffic stop as a funeral was being held for a young man killed in a road accident last week.
Sabrina Hadji, a sister of the victim, said police fired shots as people -- including women, children and the elderly -- were gathered for the ceremony.
The community is tired of being treated without respect and "like animals," she told BFM, and a silent march was organized as an expression of "anger because we are never listened to."
Valls acknowledged there is tension between police and the community after the incident and said an inquiry has been ordered into the police operation.
However, nothing excused violence directed at police and the torching of public buildings, he said.
Valls said he had not come to Amiens to point the finger at anyone, but the rule of law must be followed.
After the initial unrest on Sunday, the mayor appealed for "calm, respect and dialogue" in a statement on the official website for Amiens, a city of about 130,000 people.
Demailly urged communication between police and residents, saying it is important they have confidence in each other.
Earlier Tuesday, Valls travelled with President Francois Hollande to the Var area, in Southeastern France, to pay tribute to two women police officers who were killed in the line of duty in June, BFM reported.
Hollande addressed the trouble in Amiens, saying that public security is "not just a priority, but an obligation" for authorities.
More must be done to prevent and punish violence, delinquency and criminality, he told reporters.
Hollande, who was sworn in as president three months ago, said the next budget would include additional resources for policing, after years of cutbacks.
France has been shaken by unrest in poorer urban areas on several occasions in recent years, notably in 2005, when the deaths of two young men of North African descent sparked weeks of rioting.