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No mosques or EU flags: France’s far-right mayors get down to business
France24 ^ | 4/30/2014

Posted on 05/04/2014 12:59:14 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

The 11 far-right National Front mayors elected in France’s recent municipal elections have begun implementing controversial policies, including rejecting projects for new mosques and cancelling commemorations of the abolition of slavery.

A month after their victory in French municipal elections, the 11 far-right National Front mayors have implemented their first policies – and some of them have already caused quite a stir.

In the southwestern city of Béziers, Robert Ménard has established a curfew for minors under 13, who will need to be accompanied by an adult if they wish to be out from 11pm to 6am during the weekends and school holidays of the summer months (June 15 – September 15).

In the northern city of Villers-Cotterêts, meanwhile, one of Franck Briffaut’s first decisions was to cancel a planned commemoration of the abolition of slavery on May 10. It will be the first time since 2007 that the ceremony will not take place in the town, where the biracial General Dumas (the father of Alexandre Dumas, famous author of “The Three Musketeers”) – born a slave in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue – died in 1806.

Briffaut told the news agency Agence France-Presse that he saw the commemoration as “part of a permanent and systematic process of making France feel guilty, while slavery still exists elsewhere in the world, unfortunately”.

Elsewhere in northern France, in the city of Hénin-Beaumont, the administration of newly elected mayor Steeve Briois cut a 300-euro annual subsidy for the Human Rights League, a French NGO dedicated to the defence of civil rights throughout France. Briois has also declared that the group will no longer be able to occupy their local headquarters rent-free, as was the case before. The organisation had openly opposed Briois’s candidacy, but the mayor has said his decision was made because the benefits afforded the Human Rights League in Hénin-Beaumont were “illegal”.

Building of new Muslim prayer facilities cancelled

The association’s branch in Mantes-la-Ville, in north-central France, may also see a reduction in municipal subsidies. The town’s mayor, Cyril Nauth, has also opposed the construction of a new prayer room for Muslims, which had been planned last autumn by the formerly Socialist mayor. Nauth has called the initial plan for a new prayer room a ploy to win the “Muslim vote”.

The new mayor of the southern city of Fréjus, David Rachline, also opposed plans to build a new mosque when he was campaigning, and has promised a referendum on the matter. In keeping with the generally anti-EU views of his party, Rachline has also removed the European Union flag from the front of the city hall building.

The majority of the new far-right French mayors have decided to increase their own salaries, as well as those of their deputies. The move is controversial, given the widespread budgetary difficulties many French cities are facing.

But Philippe de la Grange, mayor of the southeastern city of Luc, defended the decision, telling reporters: “The deputies still earn less than a foreigner who comes to retire in France without ever having worked there.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: eussr; france

1 posted on 05/04/2014 12:59:14 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Vive La France.


2 posted on 05/04/2014 1:02:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The EU isn’t going to like that one bit.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 1:05:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Far Right

Ptooi

French, that’s what they are

Real French, not Algerian, not Libyan, not Congo, not Senegalese, not Stateless Bolsheviks from the EU

French


4 posted on 05/04/2014 1:11:11 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Altura Ct.
So have they changed their stance on Iran yet? Has Marine le Pen done so?
5 posted on 05/04/2014 1:11:52 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Altura Ct.
Beziers is a nice town. Now it is even nicer. We have friends who live north of Beziers in St. Pons de Mauchiens.
Other friends live in fear of the Muzzies in Grenoble. A good sign that some are willing to take a stand against those who abet the burning of cars and businesses at the drop of a hat.
6 posted on 05/04/2014 1:12:04 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Altura Ct.

“The deputies still earn less than a foreigner who comes to retire in France without ever having worked there.”

Damn that is just sad. But thieves do tend to make more than the rest of us.

And by the way, when they say the French just rolled over in WWII, it is just plain false. They lost almost 100,000 soldiers in Hitler’s lightening war. I think the better part of them is lost now, just like the UK.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 1:15:12 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: BatGuano

Now you’re going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola people.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Altura Ct.

Via La France! And yes, why celebrate the end of slavery, when slavery has not ended, since there is slavery being practiced in other parts of the world in 2014?


9 posted on 05/04/2014 1:17:07 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: cripplecreek

or Obama / Anti-Christ,Soros, the NWO, or any of the progressive elites...


10 posted on 05/04/2014 1:19:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Altura Ct.
Robert Ménard has established a curfew for minors under 13, who will need to be accompanied by an adult if they wish to be out from 11pm to 6am during the weekends

Oh my goodness, how EXTREME.

11 posted on 05/04/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Briffaut told the news agency Agence France-Presse that he saw the commemoration as “part of a permanent and systematic process of making France feel guilty, while slavery still exists elsewhere in the world, unfortunately”.

How come we haven’t implemented this? Effing’ tired of these lefty pukes making me guilty of what happened hundreds of years ago.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 1:29:19 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Altura Ct.

Briffaut told the news agency Agence France-Presse that he saw the commemoration as “part of a permanent and systematic process of making France feel guilty, while slavery still exists elsewhere in the world, unfortunately”.


That’s exactly right. Conservatives in America have failed because they don’t understand that. Bowing to PC only begets more aggressive demands from PC. No healthy culture has holidays or celebrations in which they are the bad guy.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 1:29:35 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: Altura Ct.

For most European press organizations (including the BBC) “far right” means anyone who doesn’t hate Israel,the US and Christianity as well as anyone who doesn’t loudly sing the praises of the Religion of Pieces at least once a day.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 1:46:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: max americana

“Effing’ tired of these lefty pukes making me guilty of what happened hundreds of years ago.”

I don’t feel guilty about ANYTHING that happened over a hundred years ago and the left can’t make me feel that way. To the best of my knowledge nobody in my family had anything to do with slavery and they mostly came over AFTER slavery ended in the US. But even if they did, I didn’t have anything to do with it. Accordingly I have NO GUILT about and NO PATIENCE for such nonsense.

Celebrating this stuff and, by extension, proposing things like reparations by people who weren’t alive at the time, had nothing to do with any of it and whose potential recipients weren’t alive at the time and had nothing to do with any of it, is offensive!

Just sayin’ :-)


15 posted on 05/04/2014 1:52:26 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Gay State Conservative

True enough. The continental right and left bear little resemblance to the English speaking right and left.

Remember Pym Fortuyn? He was a flaming homosexual Dutch politician who carried the far right label. He was murdered by a muslim for exploiting muslims as the cause of Dutch problems. Seemed that there was also something to do with animal rights in his murder.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 2:02:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Olog-hai

Why should Le Pen change her view that Saudi sponsored Islamism poses a grave danger to French nationalism?


17 posted on 05/04/2014 2:05:32 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Altura Ct.

Say what you will about France, but the one thing I admire about them is this: When they’ve had enough, they’ve had enough.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 2:05:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BatGuano

I wonder if Beziers has a lot of curvy roads?


19 posted on 05/04/2014 2:09:23 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: cripplecreek

Fortuyn was murdered by a Dutch animal rights activist over his stance on Muslims. Theo Van Gogh was murdered by a Muslim for making a film that Muslims didn’t like.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 2:09:32 PM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: F15Eagle
Now you’re going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola people.

oh, that's funny!

who understands this line I wonder??

21 posted on 05/04/2014 2:35:42 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Altura Ct.

No more mosques... I guess the National Front politicians have something elected Reps in DC don’t have... A BACKBONE!


22 posted on 05/04/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Altura Ct.

Let’s encourage these gutsy pols to immigrate to the USA — we can make an exception for them.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 3:35:40 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: ealgeone; F15Eagle

I laughed too.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 3:42:11 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Monmouth78
No healthy culture has holidays or celebrations in which they are the bad guy.

agreed 100%

25 posted on 05/04/2014 4:32:42 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Altura Ct.

About time.

When will we do the same here in the States?


26 posted on 05/04/2014 5:24:16 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: ElkGroveDan

...but, but, how with the “youths” burn cars now?


27 posted on 05/04/2014 5:27:28 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Altura Ct.
“The deputies still earn less than a foreigner who comes to retire in France without ever having worked there.”
28 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:58 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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