Why does this article (like so many on the recent French riots) fail to mention that the youths rioting in France are Muslim? (Tammy Bruce has made much of this omission in her post which Bruce cites below.)
I think it’s because it upsets their narrative that U.S. intervention in Iraq causes Muslim unrest. France not only refused to participate in the liberation of Iraq, but actively sought to undermine it. Certain forces, independent of U.S. policies, are stirring up unrest among Muslim communities in Europe. And we need to figure out why, not merely for our own security — and that of our allies (even our sometime allies) — but also so we can better build bridges to those Muslims who deplore such violence.
The MSM does us a great disservice — instead of reporting this story, they omit certain elements key to understanding it. Without the blogosphere (and FoxNews), we wouldn’t know what was really going on.
(GP UPDATE @ 10:30PM: AP is reporting that the unrest has reached Paris itself)