There is a transcript of a far-ranging Mark Steyn interview with Hugh Hewitt at Radio Blogger, which you should read in its entirety at once.
HH: Mark Steyn, how do you account for the indifference or ignorance of the mainstream media in America?
MS: Well, I think this is now basically becoming a willful effort at misleading. It’s not just the United States. Other countries, too, are reporting this as their youths, or their French youth. And it isn’t until you get thirteen paragraphs into the story, and they’re quoting one of these youths, and you realize he’s called Mohammed, that it occurs to you that there might be an ethno-cultural religious component to this situation. And this is absolutely grotesque, because the one…I’m sometimes accused of being terribly pessimistic when I speak in North America. And I always tell Americans and Canadians, that the one great advantage people have, you know, everything may…there may be a lot of bad news in the world, but the one advantage North Americans have, is that Europe is ahead of you in the line. And you have to learn what’s happening. You have to confront honestly what’s happening with these disaffected Muslim populations in Europe. I mean, most of the September 11th bombers, the Millennium bomber, a lot of these people all passed through various parts of the European welfare state. It’s relevant to U.S. security, too.
Speaking of indifference, this unrest spread to Denmark – days ago – but it is barely covered. A Google News search for “Denmark” and “riot” a moment ago yielded 13 results.
“Nothing of it has penetrated to the English-language sections of Danish media,” laments the Viking Observer.
The Observer took the trouble to translate into English the following from Danish Jyllands-Posten:“Rosenhoj Mall has several nights in a row been the scene of the worst riots in Århus for years. “This area belongs to us,” the youths proclaim. Sunday evening saw a new arson attack.
“Their words sound like a clear declaration of war on the Danish society. Police must stay out. The area belongs to immigrants.
If a city burns and the Washington Post doesn’t notice, did it really happen?