The number of cars torched in France was a bit down this year. Color me cynical, but I suspect that there were fewer cars, not less rage. Considering the tens of thousands of cars Muslims already set alight in France, I am sure that was the case.
Good news from France: Only 1,067 cars burned on New Year's Eve -- down 10.6% from last year! (thanks to Robert Spencer)
Not that the perpetrators of all these car burnings are al-Qaeda. But over the years they have overwhelmingly been what the French press euphemistically calls "youths": i.e., young Muslims.
And Manuel Valls is so blinkered as to be pleased that they torched fewer cars this year than they did last year.
"Crimes, car burnings, accidents this New Year's Eve," from Gallia Watch, January 1:
Good news from Le Figaro:
Manuel Valls has announced that only 1,067 cars were burned on New Year's Eve, a 10.6% reduction over last year. The figures cover the period from 6:00 p.m. December 31 to 6:00 a.m. January 1.
The minister spoke of "positive results" for the overnight period. "We must feel encouraged by these results."
In addition, there were 322 persons arrested, with 217 held in custody. And five policemen and gendarmes were wounded....