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BBC Unable (or Afraid?) to use the word "Muslims"

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Submitted by Funk Soul Bruhva (Thailand), Nov 8, 2005 at 22:21

I watched the BBC yesterday cover the story of the French riots. In a 20-minute piece, there was no mention that it was MUSLIMS doing the rioting and making demands, or that ISLAM played a roll.

Instead, phrases such as:

"marauding youths" - you mean Pierre, Jon Louis, and Francois were rioting?

"dissaffected minorities" - I see, it was the Irish, Mexicans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Indians, or perhaps it was groups of Buddhists, Hindus and Jews in France that were rioting.

The reasons given were postulated as: "economic in nature", or maybe it was due to "discrimination". ....or was it "racism"? Nope, it couldn't be recism, Islam is not a race and I dont see Indians or Asians having any issues.

The real issues of Islam and non-assimilation were never mentioned. The real culprits, Muslims, were never mentioned. Unbelieveable.

The charges of discrimination are downright stupid. The above mentioned minority groups are not rioting and some are accelling in French society. It all depends on their willingness to assimilate, educate themselves, and personal drive for success (as opposed to "entitlement").

The problem with the rioting group, the Muslims, is they did not assimilate, therefore they have a hard time finding employment. I am not aware of thier educational level differences, however I would be curious to look at the data. However, it does appear, by their list of demands, that they expected and and still expect to be granted handouts - this hails from that Islamic arrogance and their concept of "entitlement", which is why these Muslim youths cannot make anything of themselves. They never will either, until they realize they have to make their own life, and it won't be handed to them on a silver platter by some dhimmi.

Anyway, at least CNN mentioned the words "Islamic", "Arab" and "Algerian".

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