Friday, September 29, 2006

Ramadan Riot

The mainstream media, which covered last year's Islamic uprising in Paris with running totals of cars burned as the measure of its intensity, has given scant notice to this year's Islamic insurrection in Brussels.

Although the Brussels uprising seems to have died down fairly quickly, there is one observation about it that Paul Belien , almost alone of his Belgian brethren, has been willing to publicly make:

During the month of Ramadan Muslims are required to fast during the day and are only allowed to eat after sunset. As Esther pointed out “What should be noticed about the riots is that they start after sunset. Besides the fact that they start after dark, it also gives the rioters enough time to break their fast and enjoy the traditional family meal. Sunset is around 7:30pm.” Tuesday’s and Monday’s riots began around 8:30pm.

Can't fight jihad on an empty stomach, after all.

Of course, in the interests of balance and fairness, we should give equal coverage to the annual Lent riots that break out every year with especial violence on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Oh, and the big Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur riots that we all just missed when we weren't looking.

1 comment:

davidson said...

chicken shit. as i mentioned earlier, 100 people or so involved in your riots, half of which were arrested. you're useless.