Are we seeing an intifada in France? I don’t know; I hope not. But what’s happening is very scary. The government is failing to meet its first responsibility, to maintain order. …
Affordable Housing Institute (via Barone, via Instapundit):
France’s entire urban housing policy has failed, massively failed. The riots are proof. … In a world of scooters, cell-phones, and satellite television, no longer can poverty be isolated in high-rise blocks. … This is not yet a political or organized assault on French society … but it could rapidly become one.
We live in a multi-cultural and multi-faith world. This makes it imperative that the international media cover the ongoing riots in France in an open and frank manner. The stifling barriers of political correctness can not be an excuse to avoid discussing the ghettoized culture of insularity that contributed to the riots.
RTWT, all 3.
Update: OK, make it four:
The riots in Paris are exposing the very soft underbelly of Europe. Economic malaise, government failure, and an emasculated response to violence have all played a part in the rampages and destruction of property. …
RTWT. (I especially like the “Anglo-Saxon v. Social Humanist” unemployment comparison. It is long past time that we touted the glories of the Anglosphere Social Model.)
Update II: Oh, OK, five:
There is no Western country more profoundly racist than France. … [E]very American who believes in racial equality and human dignity should sympathize with the rioters, not with the effete bigots on the Seine.