CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 23, 2016 – It is difficult to determine whether the growing Muslim migrant crisis in Europe is getting worse, because there is so little media coverage of it in the United States. The problem seems to be spreading, however, as more and more reports move across the Internet concerning new violent incidents occurring in previously unmentioned locales.
One such place is the city of Calais in the north of France, which has been in the news recently due to the swarms of alleged Muslim refugees attempting en masse to break through security and travel the Channel Tunnel (“Chunnel”) to the UK.
Historically, Calais has been a well-known port city on the northern coast of France that before the Chunnel was the primary gateway between England and continental Europe since it is the narrowest point between the two. Strategically, Calais played an important role during World War II because the Germans were convinced that Calais was the logical place for an allied invasion, given its proximity to Great Britain.
Today, Calais faces a different sort of “invasion,” as thousands of often hostile migrants have turned the city into a living war zone that residents call the “Jungle.” Citizens of Calais say they can no longer rely on police protection because law enforcement officials will not even entertain complaints. “The government has abandoned us,” said one resident.
Paris and several other major European cities now actually tolerate specific districts called “no-go zones,” where police refuse to enter, basically allowing these areas to operate under Islamic Sharia law.
Almost all of the current wave of migrants causing chaos in Calais are young men from North Africa and the Middle East. According to reports, since their arrival, the crime rate in the city has ballooned to a point where longtime residents say it has become unbearable.
One witness identified only as Simone said, “There are riots. They come to the town center by 2, 3, 4 thousand…Everywhere. They bash cars with iron bars, they attack people. They even attack children.”
“There are rapes, there is theft,” added Simone. “It is unimaginable what we suffer. They enter private houses when the people are at home. They just enter. They want to eat, they help themselves. Sometimes they also bash the people, stealing what they can and afterwards, what they cannot take they destroy. And when we want to defend ourselves, we have the police on our back.”
“They demonstrate because of their conditions, but the more one gives them, the more they demand. They never have enough. Never, never, never.”
Meanwhile, in Belgium, which has become another hotspot of violence due to massive migratory incursions, 11 people were arrested on Sunday when a riot broke out involving Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis in a dispute over a Syrian woman who refused to wear a head scarf. The riots occurred at a migrant reception center in Leopoldsburg. The attackers used chairs, brooms and trash bins during their uprising.
Theo Francken, Belgium’s secretary of state for Asylum, Migration and Administrative Simplification, said “I find it totally unacceptable that some young Afghans find it necessary to tell Syrian girls to wear a headscarf and that they should not dress like western girls. They come here, they are guests here. We are not theirs. They have to adapt to our rules.”
All well and good, provided those rules are enforced rather than allowing criminal immigrant elements to be appeased. Predictably, the more appeasement is attempted, the greater the problems become.
A spokeswoman for the Red Cross, An Luyten, commented on the same incident. “Two or three Afghans had been targeting a young girl from Syria for a couple of days because she was not covering her head, which is weird, because several other girls were also not wearing a headscarf. It is not clear why they were after this girl in particular. We are shocked by this massive brawl.”
Therein lies the dirty little secret lurking behind incidents such as these; altercations and violence that will arise again and again even though people purport to be “shocked” by such incidents. For years, we have been repeatedly warned about the likely occurrence of similar altercations due to governments’ refusals to protect national interests and the interests of their own citizens. Apathy is not an excuse.
Apparently, what Francken and his colleagues do not understand is that Muslims live by rules different from those of Western societies. As a consequence, if local officials fail to enforce their own national and local rules, the problems will persist as these lawless invaders attempt to enforce their own violent and coercive codes of justice.
Understandably, it is impossible to report on each individual incident in Europe concerning the migrant crisis, though they are becoming legion. However, the American media should, at the very least, provide a general idea as to the magnitude of the growing Muslim migrant violence in Europe rather than ignoring it or offering politically correct but entirely ineffectual “compassion.”
By not informing the American public, the media is doomed to be “shocked” when similar situations begin to arise in the United States precisely in the same manner as the Red Cross representative in Belgium belatedly reacted.
Unfortunately, by then it will be too late.
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award-winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of the Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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