Respect for immigrants urged after 7 nights of riotsDhimmi headline of the day:
Respect for immigrants urged after 7 nights of riots
Muslim leaders in Paris have urged politicians to show respect for immigrant communities, where youths have rioted for 7 nights in succession. The head of the French Muslim Council, Dalil Boubakeur, says immigrants should not be confined to what he called disgraceful squats and dilapidated high rise apartment blocks. Addressing the National Assembly, French Prime Minister Dominique de-Villepin, said order and justice is the bottom line for the government and a return to calm is top priority.
More media censorship on the way
French cable TV news channel i-tele is openly considering showing fewer images and less video footage of the riots claiming that such coverage might be fanning the flames. The fact is that they do not want to continue showing what the French citizenry is really like in these battling suburbs. The last two days have given free reign to images of violent vulgarity spouting youths, vowing vengeance on French society, along with a new media figure -- the djellaba garbed neighborhood mediators who claim they will not deal with Sarkozy.