Thursday, November 03, 2005

Paris Riots-- huh?

I have to say I am shocked at the lack of coverage the Paris riots are receiving. It’s like the West is determined to stick its head into the sand and ignore the slowly brewing ethnic/communal schisms in Europe.

For almost a week French citizens of primarily Muslim Arab or African extraction have been violently rioting, yet the mainstream media in America is only now starting to take notice.

There are some six million Muslims in France. That is a huge minority. Compared to the European French population, the Muslims have a much higher birthrate. Within our lifetime this huge minority will grow significantly larger.

Maybe that wouldn’t be a big deal were it not for the fact that this minority is not well-integrated, poor, uneducated, unemployed, alienated, pissed off and therefore susceptible to radical Islam.

The rioting in Paris is a story that is crying out for deeper examination, because the implications are huge and presage future confrontations and tensions. There are so many important questions to ask, the first being why France—the most slovenly pro-Arab and anti-American country in Europe—is being racked with violence by its own Muslim citizens? What do these rioters want? Are the riots organized or spontaneous? What are the implications for France in the not-so-distant future, when the Muslim population grows larger and the European French population shrinks?

As of this writing tensions between indigenous Europeans and immigrant Muslims are growing in Denmark, where Muslims are threatening violence over cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad. Tensions have been brewing for some time in Holland, where Theo Van Gogh was savagely murdered and other Dutch politicians cower in fear of Muslim assassins.

Mainstream media… pundits… Hello!? There is a story here—cover it!


Here are some links to bloggers that are examing this issue:

Brussels Journal

Paris Riots, A 2002 Perspective

For a better understanding of what motivates European Muslim anger, read this illuminating and frightening article by Theodore Dalrymple.


Blogger A Christian Prophet said...

These kinds of riots are to be expected with any socialist government until the government becomes iron fisted. Then everything becomes misery and drudgery.

3:06 PM  
Blogger airforcewife said...

Kind of shocking compared to the Katrina coverage, eh? And there's more stuff burning this time, too.

And considering how France has taken it upon themselves to castigate the US for our "racism", I'd really like to jump up and down and point fingers at them.

But I won't. At least I'll try not to.

12:24 PM  

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