Not that the perpetrators of all these car burnings are al-Qaeda. But over the years they have overwhelmingly been what the French press euphemistically calls “youths”: i.e., young Muslims.
And Manuel Valls is so blinkered as to be pleased that they torched fewer cars this year than they did last year.
“Crimes, car burnings, accidents this New Year’s Eve,” from Gallia Watch, January 1:
Good news from Le Figaro:
Manuel Valls has announced that only 1,067 cars were burned on New Year’s Eve, a 10.6% reduction over last year. The figures cover the period from 6:00 p.m. December 31 to 6:00 a.m. January 1.
The minister spoke of “positive results” for the overnight period. “We must feel encouraged by these results.”
In addition, there were 322 persons arrested, with 217 held in custody. And five policemen and gendarmes were wounded….