Saturday, November 12, 2005

France: Losing ground to Islamists?

The French continue to fall back in the face of the infitada; media counters with Orwellian doube-speak:

Clashes erupted in Lyon before the curfew took effect, with youths hurling stones at riot police Saturday evening in the city's historic Place Bellecour...
Similar incidents have been reported elsewhere in Europe. In neighboring Belgium, 15 vehicles were burned overnight, including a bus torched near the eastern city of Liege, officials said Saturday. But the government there played down fears that the kind of unrest gripping France had hit Belgium...
A furniture store and a carpet store were burned overnight in Rambouillet, southwest of Paris, police said.
The number of vehicles burned overnight across the country climbed slightly to 502 from 463 the previous night, police said Saturday. The recent figures are down sharply from the peak of the violence.
"We returned to an almost normal situation in Ile de France," said Gaudin, referring to the Paris region. He said that 86 vehicles were burned, which he said was about normal.
Arsonists torched 101 vehicles in the eastern Rhone region overnight, officials said.
As unrest abated, calls for peace were mounting....

The amount of torched vehicles rose by over 10%, and the media says "As unrest abated"?
86 cars are burned a night in Paris, and that is normal? Where, in Bagdad?
101 vehicles torched in Rhone? Is that high, low, or G-D forbid, "normal"? If they ain't saying, assume the worst...

When the French government is overthrown, will the media even report it? Or will they pull a Kent Brockman {from "Deep Space Homer"; paraphrased):

"I for one welcome our new Muslim overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves."

AP Story here:
Link to Simpsons quote here:

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