Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Islam is the problem in France

As mentioned earlier The fwench embasador to israel, claims islam is not the root to the french intifada. Noach Klieger Answers him very smoothly.

A response to French Ambassador to Israel Gerard Araud

Sorry Ambassador Araud, but I reject your argument on this page last week that the riots that gripped Paris, and other cities around France for much of November, are "not an intifada."

Araud's contention that "This was no ‘Muslim Revolt, but rather riots by young people who suffer from discrimination" simply fails to reflect reality. It's a bit tough, really, when the facts tell a different story.

The main failure, and this must be said openly, is that everyone has been afraid to clash with the problem called "Islam." In a country where 10 percent (at least) of the population is Muslim, this is reasonable: That's a huge voting bloc, and in any event, the French, including the media, have always felt, "It won't happen here."

Go ahead, Mr. Ambassador, say it again: "This is no intifada." Of course not. At the end of the day, it's no more than a massive wave of destruction that has already taken one life and left hundreds wounded, including police and fire fighters.
In 20 days of rioting, more than 10,000 cars were destroyed, and dozens of public buildings were sacked. But Intifada? What are you talking about?
Now, the riots have died down. At least until the next time. And in the meanwhile, French officials can continue to stick their heads in the sand and ignore the true problem.


At 6:07 PM, Blogger Chickadeeva said...

Good message. I lived in France six years, and wondered why this hasn't happened sooner.


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