The Jewish community in France feels itself under assault. There have been attacks by North- and West-African youths againsts Jews and Jewish targets for quite a while in France. Right now there has been an abduction and torture killing of a young French Jew. The Jewish community demands protection. The government promises protection by the mouth of Vice-President Villepin, but every one knows that the French State has become spineless and impotent.
Meanwhile Austria further demolishes free speech by sentencing David Irving to three years in jail. Irving is a British historian and has sought to minimize both the mass killings, specifically of Jews, by the forces of the National-Socialist Police State as well the responsibility of the highest ranking officials of that State, such as Hitler and Himmler.
Meanwhile, in another part of the universe, the cartoon Jihad is still smoldering.
What else? Oh entertainment. To entertain us, the Turkish film industry has produced a film called ’Kurtlar Vadisi’ of "Valley of the Wolves". It is a big hit with the Turks both in the Motherland and amongst the Turkish diaspora in The Netherlands and Germany. The film is about US Special Forces barging into Turkey from Iraq, killing children at a Turkish wedding. Killing more Turks at a Turkish Special Forces Training Facility. Making of with the bodies of Turkish soldiers. One of the mates of the dissapeared Turkish commando goes on his own investigation in true Hollywood style and uncovers a plot run by a Jewish-American doctor, selling body parts collected by US troops in the Middle-East for cash.
Did I say this film is a big hit with Turks in Europe?
I will also venture that Samuel Huntington was more on target with "Clash of Civilisations" than Francis Fukuyama with "The end of History".