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It doesn’t get much more disgusting than this

08.10.2004

A group of Jewish university students were attacked while touring Auschwitz by three French tourists: Evidently incited by the presence of an Israeli flag wrapped around the shoulders of Tamar Schuri, an Israeli student from Ben Gurion University, the first assailant ran at the group while its members were being guided through a model gas […]

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Mais non, c’est impossible!

06.09.2004

An apparent planned suicide attack in Paris was met with a typical reaction in France: Denial: “One cannot draw from this information any indication about the preparation of a possible attack in Paris,” a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said. A French police source said no signs of a planned attack in Paris or elsewhere […]

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France: SUVs are evil

06.09.2004

Paris wants to ban SUVs. Why does this not surprise me? A Civic owner myself, I don’t have any particular use for SUVs. They’re big, they’re clunky, they use a ton of gas. Not exactly my cup of tea. But something tells me that banning them – especially in Europe, where most people already sensibly […]

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Mon dieu la stupide France

02.10.2004

Yep, good ol’ France, as expected, overwhelmingly backed the ban of religious symbols from the classroom, thus endorsing what is arguably one of the best candidates for prominence on dumblaws.com: France’s National Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to banish religious emblems from state schools, a measure meant to keep tensions between Muslim and Jewish minorities out […]

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Freedom of religion

01.19.2004

France is maybe the most prominent example in the media these days on total idiocy about the concept of freedom of religion… but there are other, smaller-scale examples closer to home. Today’s Gazette had two stories. One was about a zoning dispute for a mosque in DDO: Many prayers have been said at 241 Anselme-Lavigne […]

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Liberté, égalité, fraternité…

12.17.2003

… Et stupidité: President Jacques Chirac called on Wednesday for a law banning Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps and large Christian crosses from French state schools. “In all conscience, I consider that the wearing of dress or symbols which conspicuously show religious affiliation should be banned in schools,” he said in a televised speech on the […]

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No surprises here

10.08.2003

I wonder why anything the French government does surprises me anymore. This sure doesn’t: Syria’s drive for a U.N. resolution condemning an Israeli air raid on its territory stalled in the Security Council for another day on Wednesday as Damascus looked for possible compromise with a divided Europe. All four of the council’s European Union […]

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Reactions from Arab world

09.17.2003

The reaction from the Arab world to the U.S. veto of a UN security council resolution calling for Israel to stop threatening to expel Arafat was fairly typical: Arab League:Amr Moussa, secretary-general of the Arab League, said he hoped the veto doesn’t mean the United States supports Israeli policies “which are opposed by the whole […]

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The latest idiocy from France

08.25.2003

France claims: “No proof” that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are terror groups: France voices objections to placing Hamas and Islamic Jihad on the European Union’s list of terror organizations, ynet reported Monday. Diplomatic advisor to President Chirac, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, is quoted to have said to the Israeli ambassador in France, Nissim Zvilli, that there is […]

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Media bias in France

08.22.2003

Speaking of the French, the coverage of the cease-fire collapse in the Mideast according to Le Monde is very telling in explaining France’s attitudes towards Israel. The entire article only mentions the suicide bombing that killed 20 and injured over 80, once – and in the sixth paragraph, in a single sentence (without any mention […]

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