When riots broke out in Paris in 2005, the Muslim-haters, such as Fox Cable News, blamed Islam. But there too, the issue was not religion, as almost all French recognized immediately. The issue was youth unemployment.Exactly what does Juan think the Talmud is and how did it get into the middle of this discussion?
Likewise, the Tottenham riot was not about culture. African-Carribeans are Christians and are not pushing for a Talmud or a sharia. (Some Muslim communities may get caught up in the wave of rioting, but as I will argue, it will be because of issues other than their religion).
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Juan Cole helpfully explains "African-Carribeans are Christians and are not pushing for a Talmud or a sharia."
For context fans, here is the paragraph containing that immortal sentence and the one that preceded it: