October 07, 2002


FRANCE UNDER SEIGE: A Muslim stabs the mayor of Paris because he's gay (the mayor, not the Muslim), and Rod Dreher rightly invokes Pim Fortuyn (and imagines what a difference we'd see if the attacker had been a Christian fundamentalist). Meanwhile, Le Monde reports that, regarding the explosion of the French oil tanker Limburg near Yemen, "the testimony of the crew describes a small boat rapidly approaching the side of the supertanker right before the explosion" (my translation, with help from AltaVista).

There's an interesting Instapundit-lead discussion on why Islamists might see France as their most natural target for effectiveness right now-- and why they might, once again, be wildly miscalculating.

Posted by John Tabin at October 7, 2002 05:44 PM