Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Media Watch-USA Today

From an opinion piece about the French riots by Souhelia Al-Jadda:
The riots in France that started in the Parisian suburbs are ringing alarm bells throughout Europe. These incidents of civil disobedience should serve as lessons to neighboring countries on how not to treat a minority population.
Civil disobedience? This is especially disturbing considering the recent death of Rosa Parks, a paragon of civil disobedience. I don't think she burned any buses.

Here's a little information for Souhelia Al-Jadda, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Civil disobedience encompasses the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands and commands of a government or of an occupying power without resorting to physical violence.