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Re: <nettime> Paris Burning ...revisited
Heiko Recktenwald on Sun, 8 Jan 2006 08:01:06 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Paris Burning ...revisited


Arlettes theory of the riots is not a global one, like Huntingtons 
idiotic squaremeters per religion, it is not about two different 
cultures like christianity and Islam, but about the relations of the 
French state and the Muslims.  The state dictated a certain dress code 
some time ago, certain "fundamentalist muslim clothing" was no longer 
She thinks about the effect of the separation of state and church. She 
asks why only the Muslim community was rioting and other minorities are 
speacefull. And she has the example of Marseille. Marseille was the only 
town in France - with a long tradition of Arabs, well, it has a harbour 
etc, at the Mediterranian Sea -, that had some cooperation of the town 
governement with the Mullahs and there were - more or less - no riots at 

Best, H.

Ayhan Aytes wrote:

>It is relieving to see the discussion of football fanaticism entered
>into the issue of  European identity however it is unfortunate that the
>question is still being asked via the traditional channel of "the
>other". The way it is tied to French riots is another clue which
>demonstrates the deliberations about Huntington thesis is already
>consumed in its full potential.

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