The posted Yahoo news story: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nypost/2005...xIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBjMHVqMTQ4BHNlYwN5bnN1YmNhdA-- These scenes are not from the West Bank but from 20 French cities, mostly close to Paris, that have been plunged into a European version of the intifada that at the time of writing appears beyond control. In only the third paragraph of the story West Bank and Intifada are mentioned. How could that happen? Someone is going to pay for this With cries of "God is great," bands of youths armed with whatever they could get hold of went on a rampage and forced the police to flee. I have heard those cries before...let me see... The radicals have managed to chase away French shopkeepers selling alcohol and pork products, forced "places of sin," such as dancing halls, cinemas and theaters, to close down, and seized control of much of the local administration. Radicals? Man if they could only move in next door to Moore and Streisand in Hollywood the world would be a better place. "All we demand is to be left alone," said Mouloud Dahmani, one of the local "emirs" engaged in negotiations to persuade the French to withdraw the police and allow a committee of sheiks, mostly from the Muslim Brotherhood, to negotiate an end to the hostilities. We are the Muslim Brotherhood. We make our own rules and are accountable to no one. Within hours, the original cause of the incidents was forgotten and the issue jelled around a demand by the representatives of the rioters that the French police leave the "occupied territories." Occupied territories? Did David Copperfield pull a fast magic trick here? But who lives in the affected areas? In Clichy itself, more than 80 percent of the inhabitants are Muslim immigrants or their children, mostly from Arab and black Africa. A big shout out to WAEL for being the pillar of truth that the above news story is pure fiction and that true cause of the riots was caused by the Christians Quote from WAEL012000: What the hell are you talking about! The riots did not start on religious divide but rather on class one. Many of the rioters are From central Africa who happened to be Christians! It is the ghetto mentality that started this riot as it was the ghetto mentality that started the LA and Detroit riots.