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GUEST,David Hannam BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots (154* d) RE: BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots 11 Nov 05

Poverty does not explain riots and brutality on the scale we are seeing.

France, and Britain in the 1930's went through serious depressions. Did our peoples petrol bomb police, shoot police, pillage, fire-bomb other peoples property? Of course not.

Nationality encompasses more than race, faith and a passport saying you are french/british, it is the way you behave. Equally it could be said to be British you must act like British people, i.e the yob who smashes his neighbours fence down? But of course, nationality is the ideal of your nation to how human decency is, and what human decency says you can or can't do.

Is it immigrants who are rioting! Is it immigrants who are petrol-bombing cars? It is immigrant/s who are shooting at police? If so, then it is an immigrant problem, and to blame it on poverty is an insult as much to the rioters perhaps, as to many folk who have suffered hardship and depressions.

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