viva la France -- USS Clueless
The question of why this is not getting coverage in US is not really a big question for me. What kind of coverage could there be? What would it accomplish? Those who already dislike France for the moment would simply shrug and say, c'est la vie, and those who refuse to believe anything bad of them will, well, refuse to believe anything bad of them. I think that the real crux of the problem for news services is that there are not really an easy villain here. Nor are there real "news" -- this is clearly a prelude to something else, and *that* will be news.
Obviously, something like this happening in US or anywhere else would be a sign of an inherent flaw in that country's political, social, and religious structure, but not with France, of course.