But thankfully, Lenin's Tomb has done the deed, in singularly spectacular style. Go read it.
One commenter puts it in a nutshell:
Having lived there most of my life, I agree with most of your analysis, which is much better informed than all this islamophobe rubbish you cite.
This is a nasty post-colonial mess that has little to do with Islam.
But it is important to stress how sadly popular these racist feelings are in France. The FN nearly got elected. Sarkozy's demagoguery has made him extremely powerful (and allows him to hide his neoliberal ideas): he is taking over Chirac and his allies. He has been able to spout his crap safely for long, but it has now exploded... what a mess.
Lets be clear on all this.
The nearest parallels are Brixton and Toxteth, UK, circa 1981 and Los Angeles, USA, circa 1992 rather than Fallujah circa 2005. These riots are the fault of rightwing institutionalised racism and rightwing economic policies and don't let them tell you otherwise.