French Riots

Muslim youths have been rioting for days with no apparent end in sight. Burning cars seem to be the destruction of choice. Initially, I thought the rising numbers of burned cars reported on the news was a running total… 300, 600, 800, 1000… and then I learned it was actually an escalating number of cars burned per night.

The scary part is that France doesn’t seem to have a good handle on how to quell the unrest. When many would think clamping down on the rioters is the proper course of action, the French government seems to be teetering towards appeasement by promising to increase welfare benefits to the “suburbs” (projects).