The majority of reports indicate that the recent riots by Muslim youth in France is because of the ban on woman veiling their faces. Not so, reports France 24:
Trappes is one of the biggest hubs of cannabis traffic in Europe, he [Francis Legallou, Alliance Police Union’s local representative] said. The town has a deep-rooted criminal culture and a strictly observed code of silence that “makes policing here extremely difficult.”
Trappes also has a high level of youth unemployment, and while there is a “small number of [ultra-orthodox] Salafists in the town”, Legallou said, the underlying cause of the weekend’s rioting was not religious – a sentiment shared by many of the locals who spoke to FRANCE 24.
“The ID check on the veiled woman was just the straw that broke the camel’s back,” he said.
“Most of the rioters were young people, yobs, who are unemployed, bored and simply want a clash with the police. Violence could return at any time.”