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"Mumia Abu-Jamal Made Honorary Citizen in Paris"
chron watch ^ | Monday, October 06, 2003 | Parker Ames

Posted on 10/06/2003 2:23:08 PM PDT by priceofreedom

"Mumia Abu-Jamal Made Honorary Citizen in Paris"

Posted by Parker Ames Monday, October 06, 2003

Proving once and for all that France is the bastion of all things left of center, the Socialist mayor of Paris has made convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal an honorary citizen. The following Yahoo News article sheds light on the ceremony that predictably turned into an anti-American hate-fest.

The city of Paris made an honorary citizen of celebrated US death row inmate and black activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, sentenced to die for the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia policeman.

It is the first time Paris has bestowed the honor since Pablo Picasso was made honorary citizen in 1971, Socialist mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe told an audience of 200 people.

Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther civil rights activist and journalist who has maintained his innocence, had his death sentence overturned in December of 2001 but that decision is currently on appeal.

In attacking the ''barbarity called the death penalty,'' the mayor said ''as long as there is a place on this planet where one can be killed in the name of the community, we haven't finished our work.''

Raising his fist in a sign of solidarity, Delanoe then shouted ''Mumia is a Parisian!'' as the crowd of mostly-leftist activists cheered and applauded.

Black activist Angela Davis, a former member of the Black Panthers and the Communist Party, hailed the ''profound sense of humanity'' of Abu-Jamal, attacking American '''unilateralism'' and racist attacks against immigrants.

The movement to free Abu-Jamal ''takes on a new sense in face of American unilateralism, the aggression against the Iraqi people and the racist attacks against immigrants which can only further gnaw away at the vestiges of democracy in the United States,'' Davis, a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, said.

Abu-Jamal, sentenced to death 21 years ago for the murder of Daniel Faulkner, has always insisted he was innocent, and scores of movements and organizations have sprung up around the world in his defense.

His opponents view him as an unrepentant murderer.

His case has provoked particularly vivid debate in France, which abolished the death penalty in 1981. French school children are required to study the case as part of their education.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: copkiller; mumia

1 posted on 10/06/2003 2:23:09 PM PDT by priceofreedom
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To: priceofreedom
perfect...
2 posted on 10/06/2003 2:25:38 PM PDT by clintonh8r (A gentleman should know something about everything and everything about something.)
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3 posted on 10/06/2003 2:27:23 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: priceofreedom
Fry Mumia!!!
4 posted on 10/06/2003 2:27:41 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: priceofreedom
More evidence that France is the enemy.
5 posted on 10/06/2003 2:28:26 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: priceofreedom
the mayor said ''as long as there is a place on this planet where one can be killedbar of soap can be found in the name of the community, we haven't finished our work.''
6 posted on 10/06/2003 2:29:18 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: priceofreedom
How soon until he is a permanent citizen of hell?
7 posted on 10/06/2003 2:29:26 PM PDT by bigeasy_70118
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To: priceofreedom
What was this turkey's name when he was still going by the name with which his parents blessed him?
8 posted on 10/06/2003 2:32:36 PM PDT by LOC1
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To: TADSLOS
We could send his body there after execution. Regular or Extra Crispy?
9 posted on 10/06/2003 2:35:04 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: priceofreedom
The scum of America's streets has made common cause with the European illuminati. I can't speak for anyone else, but I find that really weird.
10 posted on 10/06/2003 2:40:20 PM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: clintonh8r
If the french were so anti-death penalty, they should have gassed up the renaults and drove themselves to Kosovo-Bosnia-Serbia a few years back.Lots of opportunity for protests then. Of course no one but the evil US will ever solve Europes death squads.Blathering cowards.
11 posted on 10/06/2003 2:49:51 PM PDT by singletrack (..............................................................................)
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To: priceofreedom
Does anybody know if the cop Mumia killed was Jewish?

That would explain alot.

12 posted on 10/06/2003 2:51:22 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
The French the French a very strange race,
They fight with their feet and screw with their face>:-)
13 posted on 10/06/2003 3:15:28 PM PDT by Maddaddy
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To: Maddaddy
The cop he killed was an Irishman, Daniel Faulkner. You can find info on what really happened at www.danielfaulkner.com
14 posted on 10/06/2003 3:18:42 PM PDT by Maddaddy
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To: priceofreedom
One more piece of flotsam washes up on Gaul's perfidious shore.

Maybe we should send back the Statue of Liberty, this time bearing the exhortation

"Send me your poor, your tired, your huddled asses yearning to ride free.
The wretched refuse of your chancre'd whore.
Send these, the soulless, sociopaths to me.
I life my skirts beside the fetid door."

15 posted on 10/06/2003 3:19:31 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: LOC1
What was this turkey's name when he was still going by the name with which his parents blessed him?

Wesley Cook.

"Mumia Abu-Jamal" is an Arabic name which loosely translates to "Vile piece of gutter filth that is late for his appointment with eternity."

16 posted on 10/06/2003 3:21:00 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: priceofreedom
Good! We can be culturally senssitive and use this...

Instead of this...

17 posted on 10/06/2003 3:26:41 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (There's two types of people in the world. Those with loaded guns and those that dig.)
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To: priceofreedom
Raising his fist in a sign of solidarity, Delanoe then shouted ''Mumia is a Parisian!''

you learn somthing new every day. I always thought the name for the inhabitants of Paris was "Parasites".

18 posted on 10/06/2003 3:40:15 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("Conscience is the little voice inside of you that says someone might be watching" HL Mencken)
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To: priceofreedom
The French make it so easy to dislike them.

It is the first time Paris has bestowed the honor since Pablo Picasso was made honorary citizen in 1971

Picasso I can understand, but honoring Mumia is nothing more than a passive-aggressive slap at the United States. It's just so petty and small. Plus, it diminishes the honorableness of the honor. Who would want to be an honorary citizen of Paris if that puts you in the company of scumbags like Mumia? It's now an honor that only bitter leftists can appreciate.

I'm reminded of last year's rewarding of the Nobel Peace prize: here was the Nobel prize, brimming over with historical gravitas, and the socialist Euroboobs used it as a cheap soapbox for passive-aggressive sniping at our president. They just can't control themselves. Their hatred of the United States owns them. They indulge it even when indulging it hurts themselves. The anti-Americanism of the French makes them soil their own nest.

19 posted on 10/06/2003 4:04:04 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: priceofreedom; All
More evidence that the French need another ass-whipping from the Germans.
20 posted on 10/06/2003 4:05:10 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (Be-bop-allulah, fu** the Khomeini. Be-bop-allulah, I don't mean maybe.)
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To: IronJack
You're wrong.

Mumia Abu Jamal translates into "Guilty as sin".

21 posted on 10/06/2003 4:07:18 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: IronJack
"What was this turkey's name when he was still going by the name with which his parents blessed him? Wesley Cook."

Wesley Cook already!

22 posted on 10/06/2003 8:36:01 PM PDT by at bay (no deals, Snotty, only nee-deals)
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To: at bay
Westley, Cook already!
23 posted on 10/06/2003 8:41:46 PM PDT by at bay (no deals, Snotty, only nee-deals)
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