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Or, if they were, their being muslim played no role in the unrest. It's great that now I can just direct people to the "French Riots" section of this wikipage instead of having to dig through the archives with google.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Mar 3rd, 2006 at 05:31:50 AM EST
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Or, if they were, their being muslim played no role in the unrest. It's great that now I can just direct people to the "French Riots" section of this wikipage instead of having to dig through the archives with google.

If you mean religion, sure, if you mean Muslim as a racialized group in Europe you're wrong. That played a key role in the riots, just as being black, with all its negative consequences in American society, was at the essence of the much more violent US race riots.

by MarekNYC on Sat Mar 4th, 2006 at 06:24:07 PM EST
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