There has been much throwing about of brains in the
American media regarding the upheavals in France, but very very little
sense. For that, we must look elsewhere — specifically, to Jason Burke
in The Observer, who provides us with this succinct and savvy overview.
France and the Muslim Myth
Excerpt: First, the facts.
According to the French intelligence services, the areas where radical
Islamic ideologies have spread furthest in France have actually proved
the calmest over recent weeks. Second, characterising the rioters as
‘Muslim’ at all is ludicrous. Most were as Westernised as you would<br