Hooded Gunmen Open Fire On Police In Marseilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Hooded gunmen exchanged fire in a Marseille housing project known as an open-air drug market on Monday, prompting police to close off the area in a search for the shooters the same day France’s prime minister planned to visit the city.

  No injuries were immediately reported in the shooting in the Castellane housing project, an area north of the city’s old port that is rife with drug violence and gangs.

  There were conflicting reports about whether officers had also been targeted by automatic gunfire. David Olivier Reverdy, a police union official, told RTL radio no officers were specifically targeted and no one was wounded.”

 

 

    While the news article takes pains to stress the fact that this area of Marseilles is well-known for drugs and gangs one cannot help but wonder as to the origins and motivations of the assailants given the fact that the area is represented by one Samia Ghali , a woman who although native born , is of Algerian extraction , a group which makes up the single largest non-native born demographic in the city:

 

 

” In 2006, the single largest nationality was residents of Maghrebian origin from Algeria (70,000), followed by Comoros (45,000). About 30% of the population today has Italian ancestry. Marseille is now home to the second-largest Armenian and Corsican population sin the country, with large populations of Chinese, Comorians, Turks, Maghrebis, and Vietnamese.”

 

 

    Is this another case of political correctness coloring the reporting of the facts ? Dhimmitude on display or simple crime ? The fact is that we the people cannot place much faith in the mainstream media of today and perhaps we will never know the whole truth.

National Post