Approximately 1,031 vehicles were set on fire on the night of December 31st and the early hours of the morning of January 1st, up from last year’s 935. The arson attacks have remained a constant feature over New Year’s, Bastille Day celebrations in the summer, and during incidents of civil unrest.
Many have attempted to try and make sense of why the arson attacks keep occurring year after year, often in so-called “Sensitive Urban Zones ” (ZUS).
According to Wieviorka, the car burnings began in the 1980s and 1990s in Strasbourg and are primarily carried out by urban youth, often from immigrant backgrounds but not exclusively.
American’s love affair with our cars does not allow such shenanigans. Dear God, there are people who lose their marbles if somebody scratches their car. Setting it on fire? They would beat the shit out of the culprit and then toss him still alive inside the burning wreck so he can enjoy the fruit of its destructive tendencies.
The very polite and self-restrained will just go ahead and practice head shots with their long guns at the invading pyromaniacs.