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I posted a diary a while back with arrest statistics (which means that probably inflates the dark factor):

  • one third were North African
  • one third were (black) African
  • one third were white

With the following points, again:

  • being North African in France does not make you a practising Muslim
  • the riots were not motivated by religious or ethic reasons in any way, there were about economic alienation
  • it is not surprising to see recent immigrants on the lowest economic rungs


In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Fri Aug 25th, 2006 at 03:04:14 PM EST
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