I was in tears of anger and outrage when I read this story, ignored by the media entirely, and fully covered by Les Bloggeurs in France, who you must read in order to get the true picture of what is going on in France. The French media cover up syndrome similar to our own, is different in it's premise. They cover up stories in some misplaced attempt to follow Monsieur Le President Jacques Chirac's call for "temperance and balance" in the media. So they obey and misrepresent to the world to disguise troubles of their own country. Is Chirac channeling the policies of the deceased North African dictator Idi Amin?
Under a dictatorship, the press is muzzled. In France, it keeps itself silent, "conscious of its responsibilities". Pathetic lack of decent judgment that will forever remain scandalous.
It is chillingly reminiscent of the Sulawesi story recently of the three Christian schoolgirls who were attacked by machete-wielding bandits and beheaded, with one girl’s head left near a local church. Or the chilling story of the 2000 Muslims burning Churches in India.
The Anchoress, No Pasaran and the ever Astute Blogger cover the burning Christian churches in France story, with (translated) Alexis Corvus having the comprehensive list of the Churches burned thus far. (translated)
Premier de Villepin should be especially sore at the situation he
finds himself in, because he had believed that his opposition to the
toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003 would give France a heroic image in
the Muslim community. That illusion has now been shattered and the
Chirac administration, already passing through a deepening political
crisis, appears to be clueless about how to cope with what the
Parisian daily France Soir has called a "ticking time bomb".
Fasten your seat belts Europe, Les Muslimerables are advancing.
After publishing the below I don't think my French friends in the
Blogosphere will be talking to me. But come on guys have a little
chuckle after this ghastly story which made us all so distressed:
"AP and UPI reported today that the French government announced that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender." The raise was precipitated by a recent fire which destroyed France's white flag factory, thereby disabling its military." I am blaming Don Surber for this one, and Chateau d'If for mentioning it. Dantes I forgive immediately because he loves Alexander Dumas' 'Count of Monte Cristo'. LOL!
Then elevate yourself to a higher ground and read Sigmund Carl & Alfred's "Making A Difference, Evolution And Our Better Selves", also related to the French riots, but discussing "that positive participation in society [which] built and grew this nation, and [the fact that] we are seeing less and less of [it] nowadays".
It makes me think of the days when I became a deluded staunch Democrat for a day at the tender age of six, just because I fell in love with the handsome Jack Kennedy, seeing him in a TV documentary saying: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country"
Truth Laid Bear ranks All Things Beautiful today as no 1 site blogging the topic of Rioting in France. (constantly updated). Can't say I am not chuffed. Heh.
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