Friday, November 04, 2005

Paris Riots

The riots in Paris continue:

A week of riots in poor neighborhoods outside Paris gained
dangerous new momentum Thursday, with youths shooting at police and firefighters
and attacking trains and symbols of the French state.
Facing mounting
criticism, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin vowed to restore order as the
violence that erupted Oct. 27 spread to at least 20 towns, highlighting the
frustration simmering in housing projects that are home to many North African
Unrest flared for an eighth straight night Thursday, though
scaled down from previous says. Young men fire buckshot at riot police vehicles
in Neuilly-sur-Marne, while a group of 30 to 40 harassed police near a synagogue
further east in Stains, said the top official of Seine-Saint-Denis, Prefect
Jean-Francois Cordet.
A special Interior Ministry operations center
monitoring the violence said some 60 vehicles were torched in the
Seine-Saint-Denis region by early Friday and a total of 165 throughout the Paris
metropolitan area. Some 40 vehicles were torched in the Val d'Oise area
northwest of Paris.
The bottom line: This is exactly what happens when you practice policies of appeasement and refuse to recognize evil for what it is. While opinions differ as to whether or not this is considered full-fledged terrorism, it is still a bad situation made worse by an unwillingness to confront lawlessness in all its forms. I call it terrorism, and if I were running that country, I would fight it as such.
This is a wake up call for France. I hope they understand that terrorists the world over have their eyes fixed on Paris. When they plan future attacks, I hope France doesn't consider themselves immune to it because of their appeasement stance and their openness to the Muslim community. Terrorist will see France for what it actually is: Easy Target!

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