Brendan O`Neill calls the 7 July 2005 bombs in London Britain`s Columbine: "a murderous stunt executed by four bored and overgrown adolescents who had nothing better to do". It sounds like there`s something to this if you don`t think too hard. More intelligently, Shiv Malik observes the conspiracy theories circulating in Forest Gate about Kuffars.
From France Timothy Garton Ash says the politicians have failed. But he also reports that many young people in the suburbs seem to approve Ségolène Royal´s proposal to revise national service.