November 03, 2005

France Is Burning

One more thing before I shut down tonight. How many of you are aware that France is feeling the effects of its horrible immigration problems, especially when it comes to integrating its Muslim population.

You may recall that they had the stupid idea to ban all examples of "conspicuous" religious symbols in state schools, including the hijab, large crucifixes, and skullcaps." Here is a short blurb about the last 8 days of riots.
"PARIS, France -- The riots outside Paris appeared to be gaining fresh momentum Friday as youths shot at police and firefighters, and attacked trains despite more than 1,000 riot police patrolling the streets.

In the Seine-Saint-Denis region north of Paris, where the violence has been concentrated, top government official Jean-Francois Cordet told The Associated Press young men had fired buckshot at riot police vehicles, and harassed police near a synagogue further east in Stains early Friday morning.

Rioters also set fire to at least 60 vehicles in Seine-Saint-Denis in the eighth straight night of destructive unrest, according to AP reports, and 165 vehicles in metropolitan Paris, dashing hopes Muslim festivities marking the end of Ramadan would quell the violence.

The rioting began last Thursday after two teenagers were accidentally electrocuted and a third was injured while apparently trying to escape from police by hiding in a power substation. Officials have said police were not chasing the boys.

The Interior Ministry released a preliminary report Thursday exonerating officers of any direct role in the teenagers' deaths, according to AP.

But the original cause has been all but forgotten as residents of other communities -- weary of poverty, unemployment and discrimination against the large immigrant and Muslim populations -- have vented their frustration at the French government."

3 comments:

Assorted Babble by Suzie said...

I guess what goes around comes around...you think?

It is ashame about the boys....but this is crazy.

Ezzie said...

Sorry, as stupid as France is for making that law, this rioting has nothing to do with the article's claim that it's because of "poverty" et al.

The Muslims found a (poor) excuse to begin terrible rioting. If they were truly interested in the electrocuted teens, they would push for a thorough investigation. They're rioting because they want to, not because of poverty or some other lame reason.

Jack's Shack said...

This is just ridiculous. It is not getting better, it is getting worse. France had better wake up.