One of the ways the blogosphere is the perfect illustration of Hayek's theory of "spontaneous generation" is that a term like the "French Intifada" can be simultaneously coined in disparate locations to describe a form of protracted violence with no other fully adequate name to convey the following elements:
-primarily Muslim participants with a uniquely Islamic orientation
-participation of both ritually observant and non-observant community elements
-a majority non-Muslim society
-hatred of non-Muslims as a dominant theme
-lack of emphasis on improving conditions for the agitators
-rejection of majority culture norms to a large degree as well as resistance to accommodation
-terrorism against civilians, destruction of private property and attacks on non-Muslim houses of worship
-an increase of Muslim separatism and a decrease of societal integration as an end-product
The examples cited above are not headlines. They are individual facts culled from a number of sources.
Obviously the French Intifada and the Australian Intifada have differences. The most obvious is that there are two sides in the Australian civilian violence. Another is that because of Australia's isolation, the Islamist influx that exacerbated the French Intifada cannot easily occur. Of course, these observations are generalizations to note a distinct pattern, not an absolute descriptor of behavior. (Hat tip: Lost Budgie Blog)
The Cartoon Intifada
Evidence the Danish Cartoon Violence is an Intifada
The French riots were an Intifada. The Australian riots were an Intifada. The cartoon protests now sweeping the world are also an Intifada. Here, in a continuously updated entry, is the evidence.
I Have a F\few questions
First of all why is it that people condemn white people for retaliating when they have been endureing this stuff for years and no one has done anything about it?
Why as a culture do we show tolerence for the muslim religion when they show no tolerence for any other religion?
Well from this perspective I give a big Oi OI Oi to all the aussies who finally stood up for themselves
Its just too bad they cant show respect for us the way they expec us to respect them and theirs
Harly a proud canuck