Thursday, November 03, 2005

You might have noticed

I don't have time now to make a fancy Ezzie blog with links, so just believe me... In all the articles I have read about the riots in France - only one actually said the rioters were Muslims. Most articles, including those from the French media (not surprising) call them "poor immigrant" or "North African" Youths.


  1. Yay! You finally posted! Congratulations!

  2. From what I've read of the stories, it seems far more religious than social. It's not because of poverty, I assure you of that.

  3. No - my point was that I agreed with her. We both feel that much of the rioting is because of religion, and yet the papers refuse to acknowledge it as such. There are a couple imams who have spoken out in encouragement of the rioting, and Islamist websites have encouraged it as well. I had not heard of any demands such as the one you saw - all reports I saw led me to believe the media did not want to acknowledge that Muslims were responsible. LGF has more on the same subject yesterday, as well.

  4. Sorry, I phrased it poorly above: My point was that I agreed with her assessment - the stories I'd read showed that the riots had little to do with poverty or even the electrocution, but rather religion; yet, the stories still refused to call them Muslims.

    There was also another story that LGF pointed to just a couple of hours ago that demonstrated that the 18-21 year olds you mention are far more organized than you implied.

    I cannot explain the Christian rioters - I haven't read any reports that discuss them. I'd also be curious if they are playing a major or very minor role.

    On a seperate note, do you have a blog? The one in your profile seems to be outdated.