all rioters are muslims ,,
oh my god
Oh, I see, so you think that they are ''French youths,'' huh? You mean Pierre and Jacques and Marcel and Alphonse?
Granted that most of the "youths" are technically citizens of the French Republic, it doesn't take much time in les banlieus of Paris to discover that the rioters do not think of their primary identity as ''French'': They're young men from North Africa growing ever more estranged from the broader community with each passing year and wedded ever more intensely to an assertive Muslim identity more implacable than anything you're likely to find in the Middle East.
Or is it because they are mostly from North Africa and their skin is darker than yours that you won't count them as your Muslim brothers? I realize, of course, as did Malcolm X, that Arab Muslims have a propensity for treating Black Muslims as "second class Muslims".