Thursday, January 04, 2007

'Youths' Commit 'Vandalism' In France

News is not news if it does not contain the entire story, is it?

Reuters reported the news that "vandals" set fire to about 400 cars New Years Eve and police said they arrested more than 250 people, as violence marred France's New Year celebrations. Reuters continues;
In an effort to maintain order, 25,000 police were on duty throughout the country during the night, including 4,500 in Paris, where the authorities banned fireworks and firecrackers.

Police said that by 6:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) they had arrested 258 people nationwide, including two children aged eight and 10 who set fire to dustbins in the eastern city of Strasbourg.

Three children aged between 10 and 12 were arrested in a Paris suburb after they were caught carrying cans of petrol.
What Reuters does not report, but I'm willing to bet on, is just who those "youths" are. Anyone care to hazard a guess?

At least Adam Sage of the Times Online, goes into a bit more detail, adding;
The attacks are seen as a product of tension on the suburban estates that are home to the bulk of France’s five-million-strong immigrant community.
And those on the left wonder why we don't just fling open our doors and welcome anyone who does not wish to assimilate to walk right on in. It's hateful not to embrace diversity, don't you know?


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