Neither a Paris Intifada, Nor U.S.-style Race Riots

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/09/2005 12:00 am EST

"Scum," French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy called the rioters who have seized control of many working-class "suburbs" around Paris every night since Oct. 27, when two teenagers died in an accident that many blame on the police. Accused of pouring fuel on the flames, Sarkozy responded: "For too long politicians have not used the right words to describe reality."

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