Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Black And Right

From The Brussels Journal: Racist Murder Shocks Brussels Africans is a report about racial tensions between Moroccans and black Africans, which yielded this interesting bit of sociology:
The bishop’s letter was sent on the very day that the results were published of a survey which showed that in Flanders, Belgium’s Dutch-speaking and traditionally Catholic northern half, only 3,7 percent of the population still goes to church on Sundays. This is one of the lowest rates in Europe. Belgium has ceased to be a religious country in spite of the fact that over 70 percent of all children attend (government subsidized) Catholic schools that are run by the bishops.
Read the full story to find out why a Socialist Mayor believes Muslim criminal gangs will further his political career. It seems, however, to build support among black Belgians for the rightist opposition.