The Washington Post views the French riots as devoid of religous and political content (other than highlighting the need for “affirmative action”) — a subject barely fit for its front page. However, Tony Blankley of the Washington Times is a more clear-headed commenter about the riots, enough so that he basically predicted them in his book The West’s Last Chance. Says Blankely,
This is not about Muslim poverty (the Islamist terrorists who hit London all had good jobs. Mohammed Atta, who struck us in New York, was well-born and came from a prosperous family.) It is about radical Islamist self-confidence and contempt for the West. And, it is about Western weakness.
Please read the whole thing.