Muslims again riot in France, media again cover up their Muslim identity
Muslims in France show the new President Hollande who's boss; after all, they elected him, and now they expect payback. The media is universally characterizing these rioters as "youths," as if France is being engulfed in a generational conflict. This story, unlike most, makes the identity of the rioters clear by quoting rioters who all have Muslim names, and suggesting that the rioters are the same as those who rioted in 2005 (when rioters shouted "Allahu akbar" and torched churches and synagogues).
The media blackout on the Muslim identity of the rioters, which is central to their grievances against the French government, is so universal that it must be coordinated. But who is ordering it, and for what ultimate goal?
"Riot engulfs troubled French district in north," by Lori Hinnant and Milos Krivokapic for the Associated Press, August 14 (thanks to Nahro Farid):
AMIENS, France (AP) — Months of tension between police and young people in a troubled district of northern France exploded on Tuesday, with dozens of youths facing off against riot officers in a night of violence. Seventeen officers were injured, a pre-school and public gym were torched, and at least three passing drivers in Amiens were dragged from their cars.
The immediate cause of the riots was unclear, but a standoff between police and people attending a memorial for a young man who died in a motorcycle accident may have been one trigger. Officials underlined that police were not involved in the death.
The eruption of violence shows how little relations have changed between police and youths in France's housing projects since nationwide riots in 2005 raged unchecked for nearly a month, leaving entire neighborhoods in flames in the far-flung suburbs.
The sister of the young man who died in the accident said it was impossible for people in her community to even speak with the police. (...)