[UPDATED] NUMBERS ARE IN: New Year’s Eve car torchings by Muslims in France

ANSWER: Nearly 1,000 cars were torched by Muslim thugs on New Year’s Eve, but the government insists it went “particularly well, this year.” (For whom? Not the owners of the cars, I imagine)

Telegraph  MUSLIMS in France torched 945 parked cars over New Year’s Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual “tradition” and amid a row over whether the government had sought to play down the figures. THE 945 number includes cars that caught fire when adjacent cars were ignited.

According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either “totally destroyed” or “more lightly affected”, amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year.

Despite this, New Year’s Eve “went off without any major incident”, the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only “a few troubles with public order”, In fact, police arrested 454 people over the night, 301 of whom were taken into custody. 

On Sunday, the ministry had chosen to release a much lower figure of 650 cars torched, as this only indicated the number of vehicles “set on fire” and not those engulfed in the ensuing flames (in an attempt to minimize the anti-Muslim backlash)

Naturally, the media blames the car torchings by Muslims on “poverty.”