A couple of days ago we posted a cell-phone video taken on the Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in Paris, a brief tour of a street that has become so culturally enriched that it is no longer recognizable as part of France.
The following brief clip discusses open-air Muslim prayers on the same street, which block traffic regularly in repeated and unpunished violation of the law.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||The dimension which I can additionally see is that today the question|
|00:04||of the visibility of this type of manifestation. First there’s|
|00:08||all this discourse that is being put forward, we can see plainly that there is a place of prayer,|
|00:12||therefore there is no need to occupy the street. But why occupy the street? It’s important.|
|00:16||The case already happened, in fact, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud… —In Paris — it was said|
|00:20||by Geraldine Smith, a journalist, who recounts how — all while the mosque|
|00:24||is half-empty— the street is being invaded par people who perform their prayers in the street.|
|00:28||Because the point of the game is to mark the APPROPRIATION,|
|00:32||because the point of the game is the VISIBILITY. There is clearly a form of|
|00:36||TAKEOVER, and the third message is to show that|
|00:40||THE FAITH IS SUPERIOR TO THE LAW and that the determination of the faithful|
|00:44||allows them at the same time to occupy the public space and it is limitless, since|
|00:48||the public authority, the politicians, don’t put an end to it,|
|00:52||even if it’s completely illegal. And when it lasts|
|00:56||for eight months, it wreaks havoc.