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Friday, November 04, 2005

Paris Burns and Europe Simmers

The riots in France continue to escalate. Now the largely poor Muslim rioters are burning cars, reportedly over 300 last night. Also, a carpet factory and a bus depot were burned forcing firefighters to deploy over many Paris suburbs.

Meanwhile, as we watched the NYC CBS news this morning, the short blurb mentioning the riots never advised by name the identity of the rioters. The "reporter" just stated that the riots were a response to the deaths of 2 teenagers. Why the cursory reporting? We recognize the NYC 6:00 news is more focused on traffic, weather and the mayoral election, but, every time Scooter Libby sneezes and Dick Cheney says "God Bless You", we see a clip of Harry Reid saying "Watergate".

The Paris riots is major news. And it is simmering all over Western Europe. While economic conditions explain much of what could solve the crisis, Robert Spencer writes that the underlying issue is MULTI-CULTURALISM:

[A]mong a generation of Muslims born in Europe, significant numbers have nothing but contempt and disdain for their native lands, and allegiance only to the Muslim umma and the lands of their parents’ birth. Those who continue to arrive in Europe from Muslim countries are encouraged by the isolation, self-imposed and other-abetted, of the Islamic communities in Europe to hold to the same attitudes. The Arab European League, a Muslim advocacy group operating in Belgium and the Netherlands, states as part of its “vision and philosophy” that “we believe in a multicultural society as a social and political model where different cultures coexist with equal rights under the law.” It strongly rejects for Muslims any idea of assimilation or integration into European societies: “We do not want to assimilate and we do not want to be stuck somewhere in the middle. We want to foster our own identity and culture while being law abiding and worthy citizens of the countries where we live. In order to achieve that it is imperative for us to teach our children the Arabic language and history and the Islamic faith. We will resist any attempt to strip us of our right to our own cultural and religious identity, as we believe it is one of the most fundamental human rights.”

With US economic conditions allowing people to be entrepreneurs, a diligent intelligence apparatus enforcing the Patriot Act and the philosophy of E Pluribus Unum, we have escaped this European catastrophe in the making. More needs to be done with illegal immigration and border security but the key is recognizing how traditional American cultural values are a goal to be espoused to all of its citizens.

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