Skip to comments.PARIS AND MUMIA: PERFECT TOGETHER
Posted on 10/09/2003 1:25:21 AM PDT by kattracksEdited on 05/26/2004 5:17:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
October 9, 2003 -- What is it about the French that makes them fall in love with murderers? Having done their best to protect Saddam Hussein from the U.S. military as a member of the notorious "Axis of Weasel," France's capital, Paris, has now bestowed honorary citizenship on a convicted cop-killer - the guilty-as-sin Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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God Bless Those
who Protect our Liberty
We will be in a shooting war with France in my lifetime.
The city of Paris has named its newest honorary citizen: Mumia Abu-Jamal the former Black Panther (search) member who was convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer in 1981.
The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe told a crowd of 200, "Mumia is a Parisian," and the crowd cheered and applauded.
Delanoe says he is trying to bring attention to the, "barbarity called the death penalty." Abu-Jamal's death sentence was overturned in 2001.
October 8, 2003 -- The French-fried brains of Paris have stooped to yet another low - bestowing the title of honorary citizen on notorious convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The last time the wacky weasels handed out the title was in 1971 - to Pablo Picasso.
"Mumia is a Parisian!" Socialist Mayor Bertrand Delanoe shouted as he pumped his fist to the cheers of the crowd of about 200 mostly left-wing activists in a bizarre city ceremony over the weekend.
Abu-Jamal - a radical former Black Panther whose real name is Wesley Cook - was convicted in 1982 for the fatal, coldblooded shooting of Philadelphia city cop Daniel Faulkner during a routine traffic stop.
His death sentence was overturned in 2001, after years of outcry from everyone from international rights groups to a slew of Hollywood stars.
He remains on Pennsylvania's death row while an appeal is pending.
Delanoe claimed that the move to honor the U.S. felon was done to show support for France's opposition to the death penalty. The land of the guillotine abolished capital punishment in 1981.
"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," Delanoe said, referring to the death penalty as "barbarity."
But one U.S. political analyst called the move merely a Parisian poke at Americans.
"[It's] a chance for France to tweak America's nose and try to proclaim their cultural superiority for not having capital punishment," Sterling Burnett, of the National Center for Policy Analysis, told Cybercast News Service.
Angela Davis, also a former Black Panther and now a professor at the University of California in Santa Cruz, accepted an honorary medal and certificate from Parisian officials in Abu-Jamal's name.
In doing so, Davis hailed the convict's "profound sense of humanity" while ripping U.S. "racist attacks against immigrants," as well as its "aggression against the Iraqi people."
No we won't.
They'll surrender too fast for there to be any shooting (c8
I was already committed to a lifetime boycott of French products before this. What more can I do? (she wondered aloud in mock innocence, as she turned her attention to the **implied threat of violence redacted**, now nearing completion in her basement workshop...)
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