Friday, November 04, 2005

Paris Intifada

(c) Yaakov Kirschen

Sky News reports:

Disabled Woman Set Ablaze

A handicapped woman was doused with petrol and set on fire by youths during another night of rioting in Paris. The 56-year-old suffered third degree burns to 20% of her body in the attack.

Witnesses said a youth poured petrol over the woman and then threw a Molotov cocktail on to the bus she was travelling on in the suburb of Sevran. Other passengers were able to flee but she was unable to escape because of her disabilities.


Blogger Yaakov Kirschen said...

Lovely that you posted my cartoon about the Intifada in France. I put up a Dry Bones cartoon every day, Mon thru Fri
plus the story behind each!
So how about adding the Dry Bones blog to your blogroll?
Dry Bones
Israel's political comic strip since 1973

1:35 PM  
Anonymous jobe said...

Since this comic strip seems to espouse President Bush's one-liner rethoric that we need to fight terrorism in Iraq so that we don't have to fight it at home, it would be interesting to see a discussion of just how French troops in Iraq would have prevented the riots in Paris.

Would the rioters have gone to Iraq to join the insurgents?
Would they have recognized the greatness of the French government that was fighting alongside the USA to liberate their muslim brothers, thus refraining from action in Paris?
Would they even have enlisted in the French army to join that fight?

Or is this just another case of a political slogan that sounds great if you say it fast, but shows its fallacies once you start to think about it a little bit?

6:44 PM  
Blogger eisealuf said...

I think the point is: France wasn't saved from being attacked by Islamists just because it posed as a friend of Saddam & Co. That hope was one of the many reasons why France behaved the way it did - and now the strategy is going up in smoke in the streets of Paris. Also: Maybe you want to ask Yaakov Kirschen the same question? Just check out his Weblog (see post).

7:03 PM  

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