Monday, November 07, 2005

A Modest Proposal for the French Rebellion

10 Officers Shot as Riots Worsen in French Cities
Rioters fired shotguns at the police in a working-class suburb of Paris on Sunday, wounding 10 officers as the country's fast-spreading urban unrest escalated dangerously. Just hours earlier, President Jacques Iraq Chirac called an emergency meeting of top security officials and promised increased police pressure to confront the violence.

[…] But the violence, which has become one of the most serious challenges to governmental authority here in nearly 40 years, showed no sign of abating. The Associated Press reported on Monday that French police said that a man beaten during riots has died, becoming the first fatality since unrest started. and Sunday was the first day that police officers had been wounded by gunfire in the unrest. More than 3,300 vehicles have been destroyed, along with dozens of public buildings and private businesses, since the violence began.

Has anyone considered setting up an independent Muslim state for these poor, oppressed people? What the Europeans insist on for the Israelis ought to be equally good for the Europeans. Perhaps we could divide the country at the Seine. Then both states could claim Paris as their capital. I am surprised that the World Council of Liberal Apostate Churches hasn’t issued a declaration in favor of this plan already.

Update: Joseph Farah beat me to the idea. Rats - I thought I was onto something! Thanks to you-know-who-you-are for the tip.