A court in France’s northern province of Lille sentenced a fully-covered 18-year-old woman to 6 months in prison on Oct.30 for refusing to present her identity card to police, reported AFP.
The woman, who wasn’t identified in reports, refused to show her identity card to police, telling them she didn’t have time before attempting to escape. The woman kicked police officers who followed and eventually caught her.
The woman was convicted of willful violence, outrage, rebellion and incitement to riot and was issued a sentence two times longer than expected. The prosecutor had originally demanded a 3 month prison sentence.
“If she had shown her face she would have avoided beginning her career with an adult criminal record,” said the prosecutor.
Covered women inÂ FranceÂ are legally required to show their faces and identify themselves as of Oct. 11, 2010, when a law prohibiting “the concealment of face in a public space” went into effect.
In France, a new youth movement is targeting the negative influence Islam is having on French society. Generation Identitaire (Generation Identity) has issued a video, Declaration of War, in response to what is perceived to be an Islamist war against Western society: “We are the generation who get killed for glancing at the wrong person, for refusing someone a cigarette, or having an ‘attitude’ that annoys someone.”
Meanwhile, the establishment media are declaring the group to be “far right” and ignoring the circumstances which have led to the emergence of such a movement.
In 2011, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan mocked the notion of assimilation, and hinted that his nation’s military might could pose a threat to the very nations which were now hosting so many of his citizens: “Now Turkey will at last start building its own war planes.” In the Netherlands, the Dutch Muslim Party has actively pushed for legislation which would limit free speech â€” including outlawing “blasphemy.”
Generation Identitaire is one of many groups giving voice to the fear that many of their fellow citizens feel. Their Declaration of War lists a catalog of examples of left-wing social engineering that members of the organization believe have undermined the foundations of French Society:
We are the generation of ethnic fracture, total failure of coexistence, and forced mixing of the races.
We are the generation doubly punished: Condemned to pay into a social system
so generous with strangers it becomes unsustainable for our own people.
We are the generation doubly punished: Condemned to pay into a social system so generous with strangers it becomes unsustainable for our own people. Our generation are the victims of the May ’68’ers who wanted to liberate themselves from tradition, from knowledge and authority in education.
But they only accomplished to liberate themselves from their responsibilities.We are sick and tired of your cowardice.
You are from the years of post-war prosperity, retirement benefits, S.O.S Racism and “diversity,” sexual liberation and a bag of rice from Bernard Kouchner.
We are 25 percent unemployment, social debt, multicultural collapse and an explosion of anti-white racism.
We are broken families, and young French soldiers dying in Afghanistan.
You won’t buy us with a condescending look, a state-paid job of misery and a pat on the shoulder.
We don’t need your youth-policies. Youth IS our policy. Don’t think this is simply a manifesto. It is a declaration of war.
You are of yesterday, we are of tomorrow.
For a populace increasingly concerned about the future of its society and national identity, such a movement has the capacity to galvanize many members of the rising generation to publicly oppose the growing Islamization of France. The occupation of the mosque at Poitiers is hardly a reenactment of the famous battle once fought a few miles from that location, but for those who see themselves as inheritors of the legacy of Charles Martel, it is a start.