[Marxism] Christopher Hitchens' Bad Language
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Thu Nov 10 10:02:56 MST 2005
Apropos Hitchens' provocative remark, Diana Johnstone
writes in Counterpunch (11/9):
"The rioting youths seem to be predominantly, but not
exclusively, of African or North African origin. They
are certainly not all Muslims, and there is no
indication that most of them are particularly attached
to any religion."
But later she adds that in the banlieue
"identification with the Palestinians is widespread
and daily images of violence in the Middle East and
the war in Iraq have a considerable impact. Perhaps
one can guess that had Chirac not refused to follow
the United States into Iraq, the banlieue would have
exploded earlier and more violently than today. The
feeling of exclusion among youth of Arab origin is
enormously exacerbated by the spectacle of Western
aggression against the Arab world."
--- "www.leninology. blogspot.com"
<leninology at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hitchens admits to saying this on Laura Ingraham's
> talk show yesterday:
> "If you think that the intifada in France is about
> housing, go and try
> covering the story wearing a yarmulka."
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