France In Chaos

by Sal on November 7, 2005

in Politics,War on Terror

It now looks like the riots of Paris have spread across the country to over 300 towns and cities. This is looking more and more like a watershed event in Europe. The War on Terror is reaching new heights, with secular Europe as the target. Watch for this to spread beyond France within a few days.

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Mike November 7, 2005 at 4:08 pm

We may have a disagreement here. (albeit one of our angels on the head of a pin type disagreements). If this spreads beyond France, it probably won’t rise to the level of French chaos. Other European nations have the problems with immigration and asylum issues, but the French tend to rub salt in the wounds of its immigration demographics more effectively than its neighbors.


Ryan November 7, 2005 at 4:39 pm

Well, Germany has had its issues with Turkish immigrants in its Southern states, and the Brits are on heightened alert after 7/11, making the Muslim/Western relations dicey in both those countries.


Mike November 7, 2005 at 4:43 pm

True. But in London, you see Muslim areas that are fairly well-integrated into society (true not like in the US, but it falls far short of the chaos France had with Algerians and those who want to wear scarves in school).

Nothing in Britain will be this systematic. I plead ignorance on the German issue.


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