Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Déjà vu, Muslim Rioting (again) During Ramadan

Muslims in Europe are at it again. Rioting, burning stuff, throwing rocks.

The Brussels Journal reports
that Muslim immigrants have rioted for the last three nights in a row in Brussels, supposedly over the death of twenty-five year old Fayçal Chaaban, in a Brussels prison last Sunday.

Muslims threw rocks at people and cars that were passing by. They smashed the windows out of parked cars, demolished bus shelters, set cars on fire, torched a youth club, and looted a shop. They threw two fire bombs into St. Peter’s hospital.

A Reuters news story reported that “All the rioters on Tuesday were of North African origin, the official said, adding that 30 people were arrested. The rioting was the worst since youths set fire to 15 vehicles across Belgium last year in violence which authorities said imitated unrest then going on in France.”

Oddly, no other news agencies seem to be reporting this situation but is tracking any news or lack thereof.

The Brussels Journal news story starts out with the statement; “It looks as if immigrant youths want to turn nightly rioting during the Islamic holy month of ramadan (sic) into an annual tradition” as this type of rioting also took place last year during Ramadan.

My understanding of Ramadan is that it’s the ninth month of the Muslim calendar, and Muslims should observe the Fast of Ramadan. They fast during the day and eat small meals in the evening. They also visit friends and family. It’s supposed to be a time of worship and contemplation, a time to strengthen family and community ties.

I guess nothing strengthens family ties better than rioting together. There’s nothing better to strengthen community ties than assaulting a stranger by throwing rocks and debris at him, or burning his car or house. Better yet, burn the hospital down.

Yeah! That’ll make your community love and appreciate you! It’ll convince unbelievers that your religion is better than theirs and they should submit. Or die.

This rioting is yet another example proving Pope Benedict’s comments were right on the money.


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