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The Truth about the French Police

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police-trappes-niqab-cropCollectif contre l'islamophobie en France provide more context on Trappes


[27 July, 2013]  The recent violent events in Trappes, after the identity checking of a woman wearing the full-veil, had an uneven media coverage. Most of the time, the media spread the version of the Police Union and Manuel Valls. The Ministry of Interior declared that he was totally backing the policemen up and that he had no doubt about Trappes' policemen integrity and professionalism.


In the meantime, CCIF never stopped broadcasting the victims’ version (the young woman who was controlled, her mother and her husband) and the population's version of this incident. Despite the death threats we received from fascists, we did an investigation on social networks and recorded every shocking elements we found on a Trappes policeman's Facebook page. And it is not the only agent that has been caught. Manuel Valls has no doubt about the integrity and professionalism of Trappes police forces, and according to a French magazine (Le Point), this policeman feels stigmatized and says he is neither a racist nor an Islamophobe...

Yet, here is what we found on this policeman’s Facebook page:

• The picture you can see on this article is a mockery about Trappes, city that this policeman calls the "Islamic Republic of Trappes". He shared this picture on a Facebook page called "The most beautiful women in the world are white"...

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• We learn that he and a few of his colleagues are "delighted" about the Trappes' riots.
• Policemen are supposed to fulfil a duty of reserve, yet he keeps mocking François Hollande on his page and calling to vote for Marine Le Pen.
• He posted another picture, which is also a mockery, this time of Cosmopolitan magazine. The cover photo is a woman wearing a full-veil and in the comments of the picture, the policeman writes: "to burn."

This policeman's Facebook page is not the only one on the Internet, we found a few more just as shocking. And yet, there is still no investigation on Trappes' police and Manuel Valls is still backing them up.

According to our politicians, today in France there is no Islamophobia, no abusive identity controls, no racist or Islamophobic policemen.

Well, it might be the time to wake up!

CCIF obviously won't stop its actions until they [the authorities] face up Islamophobia and start to take concrete measures to counter this plague as well as establish a better relationship between the police and the population.

The original article can be read on CCiF’s website here.

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