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Monday, October 23, 2006

More French Riots; Muslims Apparently Not Involved

Just a few days shy of the anniversary of the start of last year's French riot season, things are heating up.

According to Australia's The Age,
  • 30 "youths" forced passengers off a bus then burned it in broad daylight. When firefighters arrived, the youths threw stones at them.
  • Police investigating a murder were lured into a housing project where they were attacked by "youths." One officer needed 30 stitches to close a gash in his face.
The closest the article come to say just who might have been involved in this matter is this:
The riots last year laid bare rampant discrimination in the housing projects surrounding France's big cities where numerous French of immigrant origin live, separated from mainstream life.
It seems to me that if you are going to honestly confront prejudiced behavior on the one hand and crminal, anti-social behavior on the other, you need to start from a position of honesty.

Interestingly, I just scanned the front page of Le Monde's Web site; no photos of riots and my High School French, rusty at best, indicates no stories, either.

hat-tip: memeorandum
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