November 04, 2005

Riots in France

The American media have paid almost no attention to the rioting in France until today, after seven nights of it (eight according to the London Times Online). Violence has now spread to Dijon, Rouen, and the outskirts of Marseille, according to a London Times online article linked to by Roger L. Simon. And The Glittering Eye links to Le Figaro (in French), whcih asserts than more than 500 cars were destroyed in Paris and that the rioters may be coordinating their actions online. Glittering Eye also posts links to bloggers near the scene.

I don't know what to make of it, except to note that France is a nation that has a Minister of Social Cohesion. And we are a nation that has a Department of Homeland Security.