War in France, War in DenmarkVia Danish blog Viking Observer, slightly edited by me for some linguistic mistakes. Notice that this clearly was planned, and that the youths themselves see it as a revenge for Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten "insulting" Muslims with the now famous cartoons of Muhammad.
UPDATE: Some thoughts on this from The Adventuress:
Training the Dhimmies. . .
Earlier in the comments section to another post, I expressed my opinion that the French riots have nothing much to do with the deaths of two Muslim boys who acted foolishly -- rather, I see the riots as a training exercise, using violence to intimidate the French and soften them up for more dhimmitude.
War in France, War in Denmark
A very similar series of riots has been running for four days in Århus, Denmark. Little of this has penetrated the English language sections of Danish media. Rosenhøj Mall has several nights in a row been the scene of the worst riots in Århus for years. "This area belongs to us", the youths proclaimed. Sunday evening witnessed a new arson attack. Their words sounded like a declaration of war on the Danish society. Police must stay out. The area belongs to immigrants.
Four youths sit by the wall in Rosenhøj Mall Sunday afternoon, calling themselves spokesmen for the groups that three nights in a row have ravaged and tried to burn down a restaurant and other stores. Around the parking lot, cars with youngsters from the immigrant community are swarming, and many are walking around, greeting each others with a sense of victory after the worst riots in the city of Århus in years. Every night 30-40 youths took part, especially immigrants. Only two were arrested. That was a victory.
"We knew you would be coming. We are spokesmen", said a young man with a black knitted hood on his head, when Jyllands-Posten visited Rosenhøj Mall Sunday. He was angry. Very angry. Behind him the pub Hot Shot has scars from attacks with cobble stones, and the stores along the parking lot besides the small mall have their windows covered with adhesive tape in a spiderweb pattern. Four hours after the short meeting, Falck, a Danish privat emergency service, sent a group of fire engines under police escort to the nursery Kjærslund on Søndervangs Allé, right across the street from Rosenhøj Mall.
A window has been shattered at the back of the house, and the fire had been blazing, apparently because of gasoline poured onto the floor and put on fire. Falck stopped on Viby Square, a couple of kilometers from the site of the arson attack, waiting for the police to turn up so they could be escorted to the nursery. Two nights earlier, other Falck-employees were threatened when they were covering up broken shop windows. Cobblestones had smashed the shop windows from one end of the mall to the other. The police wrote in their report Saturday night that the youths had their stones with them in bags, when they came to Rosenhøj. Saturday morning a 16-year-old Somali boy was incarcerated, accused of aggravated assault, as he Friday evening threw a cobblestone through a window in the bakery. The stone passed close to baker Børge Svalø's face.
He calls himself 100 percent Palestinian, born in a refugee camp in Lebanon 19 years ago, and now unemployed in Denmark. "The police have to stay away. This is our area. We decide what goes down here". And then the story of the drawings of the Prophet Muhammed comes around: We are tired of what we see happening to our Prophet. We are tired of Jyllands-Posten. I know it isn't you, but we won't accept what Jyllands-Posten has done to the Prophet", he says aggressively, and the others nod approvingly. Two of them are Turks, and it is the first time that Turks and Palestinians have acted together, the 19-year-old says. "We have planned this for three weeks. That is why only two were arrested Saturday night. The police will cordon it all off. But we know the ways out", he claims, and then disappears, munching on a piece of pizza from Fun Pizza. The pizzeria windows are held together by adhesive tape after attacks with cobblestones.