Holding prayers in the street is not the result of “mosque shortages.” Throughout the history of Christianity, Christians established house churches when they didn’t have a church to pray in — that is, they would just go to someone’s house and hold services there. There were no ostentatious prayers in the street. These street prayers are actually a confrontation and a statement: the Muslims in Clichy-la-Garenne are asserting their supremacy, implicitly demanding that everyone else who wants to pass along the street has to accommodate them. This is a manifestation of the old Islamic dictum that “Islam must dominate and not be dominated.” Consequently, Mayor Remi Muzueau is entirely correct to try to stop this. It is inevitable that eventually the leaders of all Western countries are going to have to decide whether they’re going to defend their own laws and culture, or whether they’re going to bow to Islamic norms and practices one by one until finally they are Sharia states. This confrontation is coming, and cannot be avoided.
CLICHY-LA-GARENNE, France – Tensions have erupted as residents and the mayor of a Paris suburb try to block Muslims from praying in the street, in a dispute that reflects nationwide problems with mosque shortages.
Police formed a human barricade between a few dozen Muslim residents trying to pray Friday in the streets of Clichy-la-Garenne and more than 100 demonstrators trying to stop them.
As the Muslims chanted “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic, the demonstrators sang the Marseillaise.
Mayor Remi Muzueau led demonstrators to the site where Muslims have been praying for months. Those praying tried to set up on a side street instead, but police pushed them back, prompting minor skirmishes….