But I just noticed in the FREE WEST blog the following entry by Leon De Winter:
And this one is too silly to be wrong:Well, we must'nt blame them, must we. It's just part of their culture, after all. If we all aspire to be good little polyamourists, maybe one blessed day they won't be so angry with us anymore.
The Times reports an AFP message:
‘Polygamy is to blame’ for riots
Polygamy among immigrants is one cause of the rioting that has plagued France for the past two weeks, according to Gerard Larcher, the Employment Minister.
M Larcher was quoted as saying that large, polygamous families sometimes led to antisocial behaviour by youths who did not have a father figure in the home, making employers more cautious of hiring staff from ethnic minorities.
There are fears that M Larcher’s comments could further fuel the debate about the cause of the unrest and possibly outrage Muslim and anti-racism groups. Polygamy is banned in France, but an estimated 30,000 mainly African families have more than one wife.
The National Assembly yesterday approved a three-month extension to the state of emergency. (AFP)