Skip to comments.Intifada in France
Posted on 11/04/2005 5:36:05 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
If President Chirac thought he was going to gain peace with the Muslim community in France by taking an appeasement line in the Iraq war, it certainly looks like he miscalculated. Today the streets of the French capital are looking more like Ramallah and less like the advanced, sophisticated, gay Paree image Monsieur Chirac likes to portray to the world, and the story, which is just starting to grip the world's attention, is full of ironies. One is tempted to suggest that Prime Minister Sharon send a note cautioning Monsieur Chirac about cycles of violence.
Back in the 1990s, the French sneered at America for the Los Angeles riots. As the Chicago Sun-Times reported in 1992: "the consensus of French pundits is that something on the scale of the Los Angeles riots could not happen here, mainly because France is a more humane, less racist place with a much stronger commitment to social welfare programs." President Mitterrand, the Washington Post reported in 1992, blamed the riots on the "conservative society" that Presidents Reagan and Bush had created and said France is different because it "is the country where the level of social protection is the highest in the world."
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Ouch! That'll leave a mark. Funny, I thought schadenfreude was a german word.
"on the contrary its "W"'s fault that they are wilding in France"
Who's fault is it that we have Millions of Uncontrolled illegals crossing an OPEN BORDER, that's what I wonder?
The violence is W's fault. He has angered the good name of Islam and now the West will pay with the blood of our allies. All with the intention to solidify Islam's good name.
Chirac must immediately begin following a "Roadmap" to a two-state solution, with eastern Paris becoming the capital of La Republic Islamique, and western Paris being the capital of the French national state.
It is *precisely* that "level of social protection" that is one of the causes of riots like this.
When you create a society that pays people to breed and have children, but requires no responsibility from those people, and does not require them to work, in a generation you have created a significant minority of savage, amoral males, who welcome violence as a potent way to feel powerful and as an antidote to boredom and irrelevancy.
I'm really surprised that after 8 days of rioting, no U.S. media outlet has been able to get a good close-up shot of the rioters.
I've seen 7 days of blazes and 1 day of cop photos. Hmmm, how puzzling.
Liberalism may not be a prerequisite in having a teaching job everywhere in the U.S., but it certainly is in the college curriculum for education majors. Conservative teachers trying to make inroads in the NEA face incredible opposition. It's very sad.
Ahhhhhhh...it's a plague...millions and millions, and more millions...please, that's hardly rational. Is it bad yes, is it that bad...no.
And, sure, W is partly to blame...and Reagan and Carter, and that moron Clinton, and on, an on, an on...as long as we've had that border...how longs is that, exactly?
Jeeeezzzz...every story these days posted to FR always has the throw down "illegal alien/border" posting. It's old.
Bravo to you and your son!
How long before Vellipuke calls for a Border Wall?
bump. Paris is burning...coming soon to a theater near you...unless you live in Paris.
I fear it's too late for France. They can apply a few band-aids, but France is mortally wounded. Demographics point to Muslims having the power to control govt. in a few years, so things may simmer along until then, but with foreign mullahs preaching hatred and murder to impressionable 'impoverished youths', I don't think so. Well, no doubt Prince Charles would be delighted to solve the situation. I'm sure he's full of good ideas.
Car burns in showroom during riots, Aulnay-sous-Bois, near Paris
It's a barely kept secret that Mr. Chirac led the opposition to the Iraq war out of fear of how his Muslim population would react. This fear is a big part of why France portrays itself as America's counterweight and why it criticizes Israel at every turn and coddled the terrorist Yasser Arafat right up to his death. This doesn't elicit thanks from Muslim radicals in France. It turns out to project an image of weakness. Unsurprisingly when faced with some unhappiness they believe they can pressure the French state into submission.
A number of observers of the French scene have looked at population trends and suggested that France is on its way to becoming a Muslim country (one that would, let it be noted, be armed with hydrogen bombs). Some react to this by suggesting a halt to immigration and even expulsion. The better approach is to impose law and order, more speedily to reform the burdensome welfare state, and start integrating the Muslim community. France could also help itself by dispatching troops to help battle the radical Islamists in Iraq, thereby sending a message to Muslims at home and abroad that France is on the side of those Muslims, the majority no doubt, who want to live in peace.
france out of france!!! french out of paris... why don't they leave those poor muslims alone?
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