France: Arab dies in custody, "youths" start carbeques…

Burnt-out car in Firminy

(Fred Dufour/AFP/)

Cars were burnt in Firminy after the 21-year-old died in custody

Police are bracing for violence in the southeastern French town of Firminy tonight after the death in custody of a 21-year-old Arab man sparked two nights of arson and car-burning.

The family of Mohamed Benmouna joined the authorities in calling for calm as youths from immigrant housing estates vented their disbelief of the official report that he had committed suicide.

The scene at Firminy, near the city of St Etienne, was calmer today after a post-mortem examination found that Mr Benmouna, who had been arrested on extortion charges, had hanged himself from the plasterboard wall of the cell and that there was no trace of other violence.

On Tuesday night, when Benmouna was in a coma, youths set fire to a community centre and a dozen cars. After he died on yesterday, they burnt another eight cars.

Mediators were sent to calm tempers in order to avoid a spread of violence of the type that erupted after the deaths of two teenagers in a Paris ethnic suburb in October 2005. The rampage spread across the country and thousands of cars were burned as youths from immigrant families fought police.

The last serious episode, in November 2007, was in response to the death of two boys in a collision with a police car in the northern Paris suburb of Villiers-le-Bel.On average, more than 100 cars are set alight by youths every night in French towns and suburbs.

France has been criticised by international organisations for the high rate of suicides in its overcrowded prisons and police cells. So far this year, 77 prisoners have killed themselves

2 thoughts on “France: Arab dies in custody, "youths" start carbeques…”

  1. The myth of Moderate Islam Malaysia is one which both Malaysians and moonbat libtards are extremely fond of. This is despite the fact that it is demonstarbly NOT moderate at all. Only 60% of Malysians are Muslim the rest are mainly Indian, Chinese and European . Guess who generates most of the wealth yep you got it the 40% non Muslims. This despite the Bumi Putera Laws which discriminate against all non Muslims it is Dhimmitude ensg=hrined as a Law. Mulsims get housing discounts, University place , automatic pass grades at University and every Malaysian Company MUST have a Bumi (Malay Muslim) as a major share holder with a seat on the board wether he participates or invests in the company or not. ALL Bumis who are born are declared MUSLIM regardless of their parents religion. Malaysia is also safe haven and resupply point for the Muslim Terrorsist scum who are attacking Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. Jamiah Islamia which carried out the Bali bombing has madrassas and is legal in Malaysia. The leaders and planners of the Bali and Jakarta bombings were all Malaysians and are yet uncaught the guys executed were just expendable Indonesian foot soldiers. Malaysia moderate pull the other one.

  2. As well as Indian , Chinese, Europeans and Eurasians , there are many truly native races in Malaysia..some of these people have been there 40,000 years..the Malays claim Bumi status but really they are migrants. In places like Sarawak , the natives [many different people groups] are classed as ”second class Bumis”…How many people outside of Malysia really know about this distinct and enforced class system? or about how difficult it is to live in Malaysia when you are not a “”Bumi? Kevin Rudd waxed on about Malaysia being a democracy……Nothing could be further from the truth.
    A large percentage of the natives in Sarawak are Christian. They are mainly the target audience for the Catholic paper which has been in so much trouble for referring to God as Allah in its Malay version. These people mainly speak their own languages as well as Malay which they learn in Govt schools.
    I lived in Sarawak for six years. It is by far the most Christian state of Malaysia . Just before I left [about five years ago ] the govt announced that they were going to build a huge ”convert centre’….a Christian Sarawak is not to their liking. The Sarawak Tribune , an Enlish language daily was the only paper in Malaysia to publish the Danish cartoons,..for their efforts they got shut down..I do not know if they were ever able to resume publication.
    While I lived there a new law was brought in which required students to put their religion on their state examination papers..Malaysia has a very formal exam focussed education system.
    Low and behold the very next year , Muslim students did much, much better in their exams..What a joke.
    Kaw is right that Malaysia harbours terrorists like Bashir..and certainly in Sarawak , the Catholic influence is greatly resented.

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