New BBC euphemism in scare quotes

The latest euphemism is "rioter." Terrorists already are "activists"; Hamas is a "social welfare" agency; now thugs in the country of France illegally are "rioters"—in quotes.

France deports African 'rioter'

France says it has carried out the first deportation of a foreigner convicted of taking part in the November riots that swept the country.
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said a 22—year—old man had been flown back to Mali.

Six more expulsions will follow, Mr Sarkozy said.

In November, Mr Sarkozy asked local authorities to deport 120 foreigners held over the riots — but most cases were dropped as many were minors.

Speaking on French television on Thursday, Mr Sarkozy said "it's taking a little while, because this is a state based on the rule of law, but when you're taken in by France and you're not French you do something other than setting fire to your neighbours' cars".

Ed Lasky   2 03 06

The latest euphemism is "rioter." Terrorists already are "activists"; Hamas is a "social welfare" agency; now thugs in the country of France illegally are "rioters"—in quotes.

France deports African 'rioter'

France says it has carried out the first deportation of a foreigner convicted of taking part in the November riots that swept the country.
French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said a 22—year—old man had been flown back to Mali.

Six more expulsions will follow, Mr Sarkozy said.

In November, Mr Sarkozy asked local authorities to deport 120 foreigners held over the riots — but most cases were dropped as many were minors.

Speaking on French television on Thursday, Mr Sarkozy said "it's taking a little while, because this is a state based on the rule of law, but when you're taken in by France and you're not French you do something other than setting fire to your neighbours' cars".

Ed Lasky   2 03 06