French Muslims offended by search for Muslim terrorists among Muslims

French Muslims are feeling discriminated against.  It seems the police, in search of terrorist Muslims who killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more in Paris, are focusing exclusively on Muslims.  After all, why aren't the police looking for Muslim terrorists in the Christian community, or the Jewish community?  It's enough to make the Muslim community feel unfairly singled out.

All over France, from Toulouse in the south to Paris and beyond, the police have been breaking down doors, conducting searches without warrants, aggressively questioning residents, hauling suspects to police stations and putting others under house arrest.

Uh-oh.  That's almost as bad as executing people one by one in a theater.  Or suicide bombers blowing themselves up in crowds.  What has France become?

The extraordinary steps are now perfectly legal under the state of emergency decreed by the government after the attacks on Nov. 13 in Paris that left 130 dead — a rare kind of mobilization that will continue. The French Parliament voted last week to extend the emergency for three more months, which means more warrantless searches, more interrogations, more people placed under house arrest.

There have been 1,072 police searches already and 139 police interrogations, and 117 people have been placed in custody, the Ministry of the Interior said on Monday. Those included a weekend raid on a restaurant selling halal burgers and Tex-Mex food in the Paris suburbs, where officers found nothing suspicious after breaking down the doors.

Read carefully, dear readers!  From the above you might conclude that the 1,072 searches found nothing suspicious after "breaking down the doors."  But it actually refers only to the raid on the two restaurants.  So far, in fact, absolutely nothing has been found in all these searches – nothing except:

... about 200 weapons had been discovered during the searches, along with 77 “discoveries of narcotics.” In the Paris region, 300 or so searches have been made, with more than 10,000 police officers deployed. In Lyon, a man with a rocket-launcher was arrested.

Still, is it worth collecting 200 weapons and a rocket launcher if it offends the Muslim community?

Concern is rising, particularly in Muslim communities being singled out, that France now runs the risk of tipping steeply in favor of security at the expense of individual freedoms and of instigating tension with a Muslim population — the largest in Western Europe — that has already long felt aggrieved and second class.

If France alienates its Muslim population, do you think there is a danger that some of them might take guns and execute people in a Jewish supermarket, or blow themselves up at a stadium full of people?

“These measures are going to place a spider’s web over all of France,” said Danièle Lochak, an emeritus professor of law at the University of Paris. “But in a discriminatory manner, because it will concern Muslims. It’s out of control. "

What's out of control is France's Muslim community.  There are too many rotten apples who hate the very country they have moved to, and too few good citizens who will report the bad ones.

This is why France, like America, needs a leader who will clearly put the blame on radical Islam.  Rather than enrage the Muslim community, it should put them on notice that their current indifference to the cancer in their ranks will not be tolerated.

Their feelings are hurt?  They should be embarrassed, ashamed that members of their religion did this.  (Yes, Hillary, they were Muslims.)  The Times article didn't note any remorse among them, and that, I think, is the real problem.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of, the conservative news site.

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