Monday, November 07, 2005

Fatwa So Far Has No Impact on Paris Riots

France has the largest Muslim population in Europe. But a portion of the younger Muslim population there, incited by a combination of French discrimination, poverty, and the easy answers of Islamofascism, are apparently heedless of a Muslim fatwa condemning their violence:
France's biggest Muslim fundamentalist organization, the Union for Islamic Organizations of France, issued a fatwa, or religious decree, that forbade all those ``who seek divine grace from taking part in any action that blindly strikes private or public property or can harm others.''
The Guardian reports that the rioting has now spread to 300 French communities and that police in one German town near Berlin are investigating the burning of five automobiles that may be linked to spontaneous Islamofascism. There is a large Turkish population in Germany, much of it marginalized and impoverished as Arabs and North Africans are in France.

Islamofascism has gained a certain cache among many young Muslims who, prior to being exposed to its tenets, largely through numerous radical Islamic web sites, were irreligious. At this point, they don't care that the version of Islam they have embraced has little to do with the actual beliefs of Islam. Their religious ideology is merely an excuse to vent rage.

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