[Marxism] Christopher Hitchens' Bad Language
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Thu Nov 10 15:32:44 MST 2005
Thanks, that is very useful information. Hitchens won't be persuaded out of
his coprolalic dementia, but it is important that others realise just how
far he has gone.
>Furthermore, Boris Kagarlitsky writes (11/10) that
>"at least a third of the rampaging youths in France
>are not Arabs but the children of black African
>immigrants. And...the Arab teenagers living in the
>working-class suburbs not only speak no language other
>than French, but they also have no clue about Islam.
>This is doubly true of young French blacks."
> > 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."
> > http://www.counterpunch.org/johnstone11092005.html
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