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Torchings in France

January 4, 2010

Hundreds of cars torched in France at New Year

FRANCE/PARIS (Reuters) – Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year’s Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Car burnings are regular occurrences in poor suburbs that ring France’s big cities, but the arson is especially prevalent during New Year’s Eve revelry.

These are merely your run of the mill French “youths” burning cars across Paris?

They wouldn’t be, by and large, by any chance, a particular group of “youths”?

Buddhists perhaps? Amish youths? British soccer fans? American skinheads?

Or…or…could it be…? average well-adjusted well-meaning MUSLIM youths?? Noooooooo….

Just who do you think you are protecting, let alone informing, by leaving on that tiny little detail?

If it were in fact American Christians on a pilgrimage to Notre Dame, do you think you would omit the facts?

FRANCE/My god, man…do your jobs…how do you indeed look in the mirror each day?

Hoss

Hello. Regarding your report on cars torched in France during New Year: were the “youths” primarily Muslim, as in past events of this type, or were they of diverse backgrounds and/or races? If primarily Muslim, what drives them to perform such acts, and would such details not be important elements of the story?

Eddie S.

How many of the car burning bastards were shot by the French? My guess is none….

How many of the “youths” were Muslim? My guess is most…

What side is Reuters on? My guess is… It isn’t the right one, the French one or the American one!!!

Reuters starts sounding more like Al Jereeza everyday!

K.K.S.

You have to go elsewhere to find the actual news who is torching these cars. Shame on you.

R.L.R.

Were the youths who burned those cars in France Muslims? Isn’t that relevent to the story?

Dean

A number of readers commented on this element of the story. The same issue has come up in the past, and our religion editor, Tom Heneghan, spelled out our reasoning in great detail in his FaithWorld blog. It’s a very interesting read: GBU Editor

Cars torched on New Year’s Eve in the region of Strasbourg are piled up at the police pound in Strasbourg, eastern France, January 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Jean-Marc Loos

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