Tuesday, November 08, 2005

No Justice, No Peace

Welcome HuffPo readers... start here and scroll down for the piece on Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson...

Chirac Attacked Over Handling of Crisis

Associated Press Writer


French President Jacques Chirac's political rivals criticized his decision Tuesday to declare a state of emergency as ill-suited to quelling rioting. Others faulted Chirac for not taking a more prominent public role in managing the crisis.

Let's not forget: http://intomywoods.blogspot.com/2005/11/maidez-al-sharpton-maidez-jesse.html


Muslims more integrated in US than France

"...To identify as French you have to renounce your faith and have to renounce your previous identity as though your previous self didn't exist. In the US you don't have to," she said.... Arab Americans and Muslims are better educated and have a higher income than the national average, said Edina Lekovic, communications director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council."

"There's no clear connection between the European and the American Muslim experience," she said, explaining that Muslims in the United States are less isolated and homogeneous than their European counterpart..."
Looks like the sarcasm from The Seine is going to lighten up for a while... No more "America is a Third World Country" from the vast, left wing, racist, unemployed people of the Birthplace of Human Rights, eh?

Another Update

Victor Davis Hanson is commenting on the uprising in France...
"...VDH: Well, there's two messages. One, that we in America can see where an unassimilated un-integrated a population goes, and where that leads to, it leads to a sort of an apartheid. And two, we can see what happens with an EU that can't create real economic growth, and has high stagnant unemployment of 10%. And three, this is I think a little bit more controversial, that we can see what happens to a society that doesn't ask the immigrant to integrate, and the immigrant doesn't feel that he has to integrate, or to learn the language, or learn the traditions of the West. So you have this Orwellian situation when thousands of people are rioting, you want to say let me get this straight. You do not want to go back to the country, an hour or two away by air, that you praise in the abstract, but you surely want to stay in a country that you want to burn down to the concrete. It doesn't make any sense, other than this strong, psychological urges of envy, jealousy, wanting something you can't have. Then, besides all that landscape, you get the impression there's something very wrong in Europe that has high unemployement and generous joblessness benefits, so that it allows people not really to have to go look for a job, because there isn't any, but to stay home and sort of nurse these wounds, with enough money to survive..."
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