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French 'Peace' Activists Attack Jews, Salute bin Laden

Posted on 03/27/2003 4:52:03 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

French 'Peace' Activists Attack Jews, Salute bin Laden

Eva Cahen, CNSNews.com

Thursday, March 27, 2003

PARIS – Daily anti-war demonstrations by high school and college students in France have brought about increased tensions between the country's estimated 5 million Muslims and French Jews. A small group of Jewish students taking part in a peace demonstration Saturday in Paris were attacked and beaten by young Muslims also marching against U.S. intervention in Iraq.

The assault was videotaped by Digipresse, a small French news agency, but France's two state television stations, France 2 and France 3, refused to broadcast it on their evening news shows. They claimed that time constraints prevented them from showing the violence.

Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe condemned the attack on Monday, but reaction from the national government did not come until Tuesday.

'Scandalous Aggression'

Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told the National Assembly that the "government is shocked at the inadmissible and scandalous aggression that a number of young people were victims to due to the sole fact that they are Jewish."

The video was finally shown on an evening newscast Tuesday, three days after the incident occurred.

According to Philippe Duprat, a reporter-cameraman for Digipresse who witnessed the violence, the events happened quickly and frighteningly spiraled out of control through the spread of rumors.

"Somebody said, 'There are Jews,'" said Duprat, "and a few seconds later, individual groups of Arabs left the march to follow the anti-Jewish call. They chased and hit the Jewish students and pushed down an older woman who tried to intervene."

After the incident, some of the aggressors defended their actions, saying it was because the Jewish students had insulted Muslim girls. Police said they found no evidence to back up that claim.

France's Own Underclass

With up to 90 percent of the population supporting President Jacques Chirac in his opposition to the war in Iraq, the French government has found itself for the first time sharing common ground with the country's largely disenfranchised Muslim youth, who often live in housing projects where drugs, violence and unemployment are rampant.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Jean Pierre Raffarin held a meeting with more than a dozen official representatives to make plans for the integration of young Arabs, often children of immigrants, and "unite the community of citizens around a shared project."

"What is extraordinary," said Jean-Louis Borloo, the minister for cities, "is that the whole immigrant community completely supports France's position. There has never been such national solidarity."

But for many of these young people of Arab descent, Saddam Hussein's position as a victim of American aggression has become associated with the Palestinian cause, and consequently anti-Israeli sentiment.

Osama T-Shirts

Some of the anti-war demonstrators have also been seen sporting Osama bin Laden T-shirts, and the tone of the demonstrations has been strongly anti-Bush and anti-American.

There have been complaints from Jewish university student groups that there are more pro-Palestinian banners in some of the campus demonstrations than anti-war ones.

Hachomer Hatzair, the Jewish organization whose members were attacked on Saturday, has asked organizers of the anti-war demonstrations, who include major political parties such as the Socialists and Communists, to post notices saying, "Anti-Semites, there is no room for you in our marches."


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1 posted on 03/27/2003 4:52:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
France Sucks.
2 posted on 03/27/2003 4:52:33 PM PST by Spruce
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is the face of the dissenters. Beautiful.
3 posted on 03/27/2003 4:53:25 PM PST by CaptainJustice (Get RIGHT or get left.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Perhaps we should move west after mopping up Iraq... and not stop until we reach Normandy, where we can shake hands with the British, hmm?
4 posted on 03/27/2003 4:54:14 PM PST by RightlySo (It's a mad mad mad world when the 'liberals' are protesting bringing down psychopathic dictators.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
France....land of the weak....home of the slave
5 posted on 03/27/2003 4:54:21 PM PST by amused (Republicans for Sharpton!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Some of the anti-war demonstrators have also been seen sporting Osama bin Laden T-shirts

Only in France....or, sadly, only among the two or three hundred brain dead who protested in NEW YORK CITY today.

6 posted on 03/27/2003 4:54:56 PM PST by ErnBatavia ((bumperootus!))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A small group of Jewish students taking part in a peace demonstration Saturday in Paris were attacked and beaten by young Muslims also marching against U.S. intervention in Iraq.

Do you get it now, or does it take another Holocaust?

7 posted on 03/27/2003 4:55:36 PM PST by merrin
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hitler must living in France?
8 posted on 03/27/2003 4:55:45 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I read a great article posted of FR about the Muslim French underclass a couple of months ago. These Muslim ghettos make South Central look tame. French police literally don't go into them in less than squad strength. Scary read.
9 posted on 03/27/2003 4:55:52 PM PST by Burkeman1 (i)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A small group of Jewish students taking part in a peace demonstration Saturday in Paris were attacked and beaten by young Muslims also marching against U.S. intervention in Iraq.

I hope the Jewish students learned a lesson from it.

11 posted on 03/27/2003 4:59:36 PM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jews in Europe need to start arming themselves and killing the Arab vermin who attack them. When they riot, kill again, and again. Jews too often allow themselves to be bullied (which only emblodens the bullies) and rely on hostile authorities to protect them, which they obviously do not do. The message of Meir Kahane is self-defense. There are Jewish groups which educate and train Jews in firearms ownership. One is the the JPFO.

I would urge any Jewish philanthropists who aren't under the umbrella of the ultra-leftwing AJC or UJA to set aside funds to give every single Jew in Europe a semiautomatic firearm, and every synogogue AK-47 or equivalent fully automatic weapons.

12 posted on 03/27/2003 5:00:34 PM PST by montag813
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To: merrin; Free ThinkerNY; aristeides; veronica
Amazing internet. I found the story from digipresse.com. There's a video link, but doesn't work on my PC. Tell me what happens in it if you view it!

Des Juifs pris pour cibles à Paris


13 posted on 03/27/2003 5:02:23 PM PST by Shermy
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To: amused
We are inviting the death of Western Civilization. Too many Mid-East Muslim immigrants represent a Trojan Horse. With their allegiance to "the Muslim Nation" and not to their host nations, we are cutting our own throats by opening our doors to the Muslim Hordes.
14 posted on 03/27/2003 5:03:44 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Anti-Antiwar DemonTraitor)))
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To: merrin; Free ThinkerNY; aristeides; veronica
Direct link to the French story "Des Juifs pris pour cibles à Paris"
15 posted on 03/27/2003 5:03:53 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
PARIS – Daily anti-war demonstrations by high school and college students in France have brought about increased tensions between the country's estimated 5 million Muslims and French Jews.

There are less than 600,000 Jews in France. Thousands have left the country in the last year alone.

16 posted on 03/27/2003 5:07:09 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy told the National Assembly that the "government is shocked at the inadmissible and scandalous aggression that a number of young people were victims to due to the sole fact that they are Jewish."

"We are shocked, I tell you, shocked. Attacked merely because they are Jewish? Shocked. It happens about once a week and has since 1967 and every week we are shocked, I tell you, shocked."

17 posted on 03/27/2003 5:08:00 PM PST by Anamensis
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To: Paul Atreides
Probably not. Too many Jews in Europe and America are Leftists who don't realize that their Muslim "Comrades" will eventually turn on them and give them the "Daniel Pearl Treatment."
18 posted on 03/27/2003 5:08:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Anti-Antiwar DemonTraitor)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY; knighthawk; dennisw; SJackson
They chased and hit the Jewish students and pushed down an older woman who tried to intervene."

There are courageous women in France, and my hat off to this lady.

If only these women learned how to give birth to courageous men…

After the incident, some of the aggressors defended their actions, saying it was because the Jewish students had insulted Muslim girls. Police said they found no evidence to back up that claim.

Remember: among Arabs, to lie to a non-Muslim is not a lie.

But for many of these young people of Arab descent, Saddam Hussein's position as a victim of American aggression has become associated with the Palestinian cause, and consequently anti-Israeli sentiment.

This is the line that almost all newspapers of the world shove down our throats. Its stupidity is obvious: if "consequently anti-Israeli sentiment," then why did not these thugs attack the Israelis but the (Jewish) French?

It's not a disagreement with Israel --- it's the hatred of the Jews, plain and simple. Just as it's not the disagreement with our policies -- it's the hatred of the West, with its freedom and respect for the individual ("Islam" means "submission," the very opposite of freedom).

As you can see, the media do not want to name things the way things are; they do not even want to show the footage.

19 posted on 03/27/2003 5:08:48 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The French seem happy to fulfill the role of cockroaches. Being of such descent I understand better why my ancestor left France 350 years ago to live in the New World.
20 posted on 03/27/2003 5:18:20 PM PST by mathurine
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To: montag813
I would urge any Jewish philanthropists who aren't under the umbrella of the ultra-leftwing AJC or UJA to set aside funds to give every single Jew in Europe a semiautomatic firearm

On the surface, I like this, but sadly I must disagree. The governments in Europe would then crush them , even if the Jews had the satisfaction of taking a few Fascists with them first. A better plan is get them to the USA. These are the kind of immigrant we should have more of.

21 posted on 03/27/2003 5:20:08 PM PST by Salman
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In ten years france will just be a state in algeria!

Does France have bad gun laws?
22 posted on 03/27/2003 5:25:45 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (chIRAQ & sadDAM are bedfellows & clinton is a raping traitor!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is France just ugly ? or is it me ?
23 posted on 03/27/2003 5:26:31 PM PST by ChadGore (288,007,154 Americans did not protest the war today)
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To: Salman
On the surface, I like this, but sadly I must disagree. The governments in Europe would then crush them , even if the Jews had the satisfaction of taking a few Fascists with them first. A better plan is get them to the USA. These are the kind of immigrant we should have more of.

Do we get to screen out the socialists among them? Or, do we just have to import one more anti-American problem.

24 posted on 03/27/2003 5:41:19 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Republic of Frogistan

25 posted on 03/27/2003 5:46:44 PM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: Free ThinkerNY
These people(they have more in common with truffle sniffing pigs) are completely disgusting.
26 posted on 03/27/2003 5:50:30 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl (America...love it or leave it. Canada is due north-Mexico is directly south...start walking.)
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To: Thud
ping
27 posted on 03/27/2003 5:52:44 PM PST by Dark Wing
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
LOL
Great
28 posted on 03/27/2003 6:00:53 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (chIRAQ & sadDAM are bedfellows & clinton is a raping traitor!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
You can correct ignorance; but I don't think you can do anything about stupidity.
29 posted on 03/27/2003 6:10:38 PM PST by freekitty
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To: Burkeman1
I hope this is the link you were looking for ( http://www.city-journal.org/html/12_4_the_barbarians.html )and that it works.
30 posted on 03/27/2003 6:22:22 PM PST by bigeggo
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To: bigeggo
Yes- that is it and it works. You should re-post this article. Thanks.
31 posted on 03/27/2003 6:24:44 PM PST by Burkeman1 (i)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Reminds me of when I was in Germany in the mid eighties,when we bombed the hell out of Libya,you'd see a lot of German youths wearing ProQuadaffi T shirts.
32 posted on 03/27/2003 6:25:17 PM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The French have been invaded and defeated - AGAIN!
Now the Muslims, assholes and Leftists rule in France, and the ignorant "French" have surrendered to them...


Semper Fi
33 posted on 03/27/2003 6:25:43 PM PST by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

34 posted on 03/27/2003 6:36:32 PM PST by Alouette
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To: Salman
On the surface, I like this, but sadly I must disagree. The governments in Europe would then crush them , even if the Jews had the satisfaction of taking a few Fascists with them first

You are mistaken! The French are feckless cowards who kowtow to the biggest rabble-rousers. Argry Muslim mobs attack synagogues and get no punishment. If someone assaulting a rabbi or attempting to burn down a synagogue were to be shot, it would be legitimate self-defense. And any attempt by governments to crack down would be met by enormous international Jewish (and American Conservative) pressure. Also to your point, "Fascists" are not the enemy...Muslims are.

35 posted on 03/27/2003 6:58:42 PM PST by montag813
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To: Alouette
Great picture. I hope we don't live to see another memorial in MSG. This time for millions of more Jews, dead at the hands of members of the "Religion of Peace."
36 posted on 03/27/2003 7:15:41 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Anti-Antiwar DemonTraitor)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
France is a goner. Please French Jews: Leave before it's too late. The Muslims are increasing by the day and the Frogs will turn on you in a minute when the conditions are right.
37 posted on 03/27/2003 7:27:23 PM PST by beaversmom (After the Axis of Evil on to the Axis of Weasels)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What is extraordinary," said Jean-Louis Borloo, the minister for cities, "is that the whole immigrant community completely supports France's position. There has never been such national solidarity.

Hating Jews?

38 posted on 03/27/2003 7:41:50 PM PST by Bob J
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To: Shermy
Shocking article.
39 posted on 03/27/2003 7:44:51 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Alouette
Same artist:

http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/szyk/szyk-ex.html
40 posted on 03/27/2003 7:48:52 PM PST by dennisw
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Me:
On the surface, I like this, but sadly I must disagree. The governments in Europe would then crush them , even if the Jews had the satisfaction of taking a few Fascists with them first. A better plan is get them to the USA. These are the kind of immigrant we should have more of.

LoneRangerMassachusetts:
Do we get to screen out the socialists among them? Or, do we just have to import one more anti-American problem.

My answer:
Nearly all Europeans, not excluding Jews, are socialists these days. You might be surprised how quickly the more intellegent ones come around when they get here and see how freedom works. As for the less intellegent ones, I'd risk it. This is life or death, and the current generation isn't (or shouldn't be) the end of the story.

41 posted on 03/27/2003 8:17:14 PM PST by Salman
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To: montag813
If someone assaulting a rabbi or attempting to burn down a synagogue were to be shot, it would be legitimate self-defense.

You say that, and I agree without reservation. But in Europe these days, even in the UK, the concept of legitimate self-defense is taking a beating, sad to say.

And any attempt by governments to crack down would be met by enormous international Jewish (and American Conservative) pressure.

The governments of Europe seem to be ignoring this. I hope that enough pressure can change this, but I am not optimistic. Let's keep up the pressure, just on general principles!

Also to your point, "Fascists" are not the enemy...Muslims are.

A distinction without a difference. Fascists appeasing Muslims. Muslims who are Fascists. Fascists and Muslims who share the same goals. "Islamofascists" to use Joseph Farah's terminology. National Socialists who worship the Allah of Muhammad. Call them what you will.

42 posted on 03/27/2003 8:45:57 PM PST by Salman
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"We are inviting the death of Western Civilization. Too many Mid-East Muslim immigrants represent a Trojan Horse. With their allegiance to "the Muslim Nation" and not to their host nations, we are cutting our own throats by opening our doors to the Muslim Hordes."

France seems to wish to placate their growing muslim underclass, with anti-US policies.

If "Western Civilization" takes a stand, France may not be the first priority for a place to protect. What goes around, comes around.
43 posted on 03/28/2003 12:20:54 AM PST by truth_seeker
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To: Salman
... bin laden t-shirts (( brown shirts )) --- didn't realize it was this bad !
44 posted on 03/28/2003 12:24:15 AM PST by f.Christian (( who you gonna call ... 1 800 orc // evo bstr ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bill Clinton won and kept power by representing the disenfranchised. America's "First Black President" was a political opportunist who aligned himself with professional victims.

Jacques Chirac is similarly France's "First Muslim President".

This incident, and the government's limp response, is similar to the O.J. Simpson culture of vote-buying minority immunity to truth and justice.

The common ground is that Socialists are thugs who lust for power and money at all costs.

Their claims to compassion are intended only to disarm and confuse their opponents.

Whenever you encounter Socialism, smash its ugly face.

45 posted on 03/28/2003 2:22:30 AM PST by Enduring Freedom (To smash the ugly face of Socialism is our mission)
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To: Shermy; Free ThinkerNY; Burkeman1
I read a great article posted of FR about the Muslim French underclass a couple of months ago. These Muslim ghettos make South Central look tame. French police literally don't go into them in less than squad strength. Scary read.

You might be referring to this story which was posted 10 days ago:

Barbarians at the Gate

46 posted on 03/28/2003 3:29:51 AM PST by hotpotato (5th generation TXN, DAR)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
that the whole immigrant community completely supports France's position. There has never been such national solidarity."

Not since the Vichy capitulation, anyhow.

47 posted on 03/28/2003 4:40:14 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Just say NO to leftist self-deprecation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Jews in France have much to be concerned about.

Drancy, 1942

Velodrome d"Hiver, July 16, 1942

48 posted on 03/28/2003 4:45:07 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: Free ThinkerNY
French 'Peace' Activists BROWNSHIRTS Attack Jews, Salute bin Laden HITLER!

Sue Coe: Crystal Night, 1984

Crystal Night Redux

49 posted on 03/28/2003 5:27:47 AM PST by Samurai_Jack (Im just asking)
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To: beaversmom
The Muslims are increasing by the day and the Frogs will turn on you in a minute when the conditions are right.

When the conditions are right, the muslims will turn on the frogs. Then, I suppose, the French will expect American and British soldiers to die to free them.

50 posted on 03/28/2003 7:00:15 AM PST by Kenton
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