In another attempt to explain away the
CNN’s Daniel Burke appeared on the network this morning and was asked about the treatment of Muslims in
“I think it’s kind of like what we saw in
Ferguson. That this was a kind of, in some ways, the tinder that lit the spark, but the embers were already burning. There is a prevailing feeling in Franceamong many Muslims that they are not treated as part of the state at large. Francehas a very proud, very long secular history, and it’s not always done the best of integrating any of its religious minorities, French Muslims included.”
First off, the contention that an Al-Qaeda directed, sponsored, and funded terrorist attack was somehow the fault of
Second, the nonsensical comparison with the events of
While it can be said that discontentment exists along racial lines in Ferguson and religious lines in France, to jump to the conclusion that the communities themselves share more blame than the actual perpetrators of a terrorist attack or looting and rioting is intellectually perilous and simply wrongheaded.