Thursday, November 17, 2005

The French riots? Blame polygamy

Is polygamy one of the causes of the rioting in France? Well, that's the astonishing claim being made by some high-ranking French leaders and public figures. From the Times: "The head of President Jacques Chirac's UMP party in the national assembly, Bernard Accoyer, called polygamy 'certainly one of the causes, though not the only one' for France's worst urban unrest in four decades." And he's not alone: Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy and Permanent Secretary of the famed Academie Francaise Helene Carrere d'Encausse have said more or less the same thing.

"The remarks have sparked an uproar in France, and angry charges of racism." Oh really?


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  • Ignorance is rampant...if we are not careful it will wipe us out.

    By Blogger The Educated Eclectic, at 1:49 AM  

  • Polygamy is weird - especially with a nice dose of male dominance. A friend of mine in Sudan who stuck with one wife told me that one is more than enough.

    That said, oh yeah... there is racism, lack of opportunity and discrimination in France , even for 3rd generation immigrants of colour or notable Muslim. Seen it.

    By Blogger Gary, at 2:03 AM  

  • By blaming polygamy are they saying that too many Muslims are breeding?

    That's cold.

    By Blogger zoe kentucky, at 1:42 PM  

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