The riots caused by Muslim youngsters since October 27 in France following the “Allahou Akbar” expression could change history in Europe. The revolts that began in the Paris region have now spread to 300 French cities, Belgium and Germany. It’s the end of Frances’s cultural innocence: the country is discovering the problems related to the Muslim presence and this concern will last decades. Such problems are the decline of the Christian faith and the demographic collapse associated with it, social assistance in favour of immigrants but to the detriment of the economy, the unconcern of customs to favour multiculturalism, the inability to control the borders, the amount of crimes that make European cities more dangerous than American ones and the boom of Islam and radical Islam.
These are the first riots related to the Muslim presence (which began in France in 1979 [1]) but such facts are different from the others because of their duration, magnitude, planning and ferocity. However, the French media prefer to see social reasons and deny all possible links with the propagation of the Islamic ideology. The northwestern European Muslims have implemented three different ways of jihad: terrorism in Great Britain, assassinations in the Netherlands and riots in France. When the British attacks were considered to be unproductive, they developed, undoubtedly, the French and Ducth methods.
Nicolas Sarkozy adopted the hard line to face violence whereas Dominique de Villepin was more conciliatory. The French can react in three different ways. They can feel guilty and therefore try to pacify the rebels by granting them the prerogatives and the massive investments some demand; wait until the situation is over and then deny the problem or rectify the guilty indulgence of the last decades. Despite Nicolas Sarkozy’ rise in the polls, I fear this might be the result of the mixture of the first two methods applied by Dominique de Villepine.

Jerusalem Post (Israel)
New York Sun (United States)

Reflections on the Revolution in France”, by Daniel Pipes, New York Sun, November 8, 2005.
Reflections on the revolt in France”, Korea Herald, November 9, 2005.
France: The context”, Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2005.

[1] Note: the selection of the date has its meaning for Daniel Pipes who believes that WWIV, which brings the West face to face with the Islam, began in 1979 with the Iranian revolution.