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Re: France Agonistes



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Jonah, I got an e-mail today from a
friend in Paris subject-lined, “It’s started.” He was referring to the
Muslim riots in the Parisian suburbs. This is something that the French have
anticipated for a long time, and planned for. I don’t think the French
authorities are going to put up with this for much longer, and I would guess
that if things don’t settle down in a couple of days, we will see the
authorities move in with serious force. The rest of Europe has got to be
watching all this amid shudders. We all should be. Your reader is quite
right: elites in this country — especially those of us who work in the MSM
– refuse to ask the hard questions about Islam and the West because we are
afraid that the answers will shatter the icon of multiculturalism. As the
Dutch learned one year ago today when Theo van Gogh was ritually slaughtered
by a Muslim extremist on an Amsterdam street, reality eventually has a way
of grabbing one by the scruff of one’s neck and rubbing one’s nose in it.



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