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  • Abu Dujanah Al-Khorassani Brigade Claims Responsibility for Sending Tear Gas Letter to Paris Embassy

    08/24/2010 1:27:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    FRENCH TRIBUNE.com ^ | 08/05/2010 - 11:58 | Submitted by Cerise Negulici
    "Abu Dujanah Al-Khorasani Brigade Claims Responsibility for Sending Tear Gas Letter to Paris Embassy" Submitted by Cerise Negulici on Thu, 08/05/2010 - 11:58 SNIPPET: "According to a message post, the formerly unidentified Abu Dujanah al-Khorasani Brigade has accepted that it was responsible for sending out a tear gas letter to the embassy, last week. It was reported that the two workers of the embassy, who held the letter, underwent a check-up and were then discharged by the city hospital. The French officials are examining the July 30 episode, Paul Patin said on Wednesday. It was deemed that the letter had...
  • Private Enterprise Does It Better

    08/04/2010 6:45:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2010 | John Stossel
    Click here to find out more! In "Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity," I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector. I am yet to pay. Free enterprise does everything better. Why? Because if private companies don't do things efficiently, they lose money and die. Unlike government, they cannot compel payment through the power to tax. Even when a private company operates a public facility under contract to government, it must perform. If it doesn't, it will be "fired" -- its contract won't be renewed. Government is never fired. Contracting...
  • France: Kosher Stores Vandalized

    08/03/2010 9:58:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 19+ views
    inn ^ | 8/3/10 | Elad Benari
    The Union of Jewish Students in France (UEJF) announced on Sunday that Swastikas had been discovered last Thursday on the frontages and windows of a dozen kosher stores in Paris. A police source in Paris said that four Nazi swastikas were traced with a black marker on two shops, as well as on the wall of a Jewish school and on a nearby building of the Boulevard Voltaire (which is located in Paris’ 11th district). UEJF described the incident as “a new demonstration of anti-Semitic hatred.”
  • Breaking: Reuters Reports 3 U.S. Embassy Workers in Paris Treated for Poisoning After Opening Mail

    07/30/2010 4:37:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 35 replies · 2+ views
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  • Blacks Can't Be Racist, Says Paris.

    07/19/2010 4:33:25 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 31 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 07/19/2010 | Scott Factor
    Now listen up, white people! You CANNOT BE A VICTIM OF RACISM, because according to Paris Lewis, the head of the Black Panther racists, black people cannot be racist. I’m not making this up…see the video. His assertion is that blacks cannot be racist because their ancestors suffered as slaves. So, by his assertion, if you are victimized by the Black Panther racists, you are not a victim. This guy Paris is a college educated lawyer. Does he know how to look up something in a dictionary? Racism has nothing to do with past experience, but rather a view of...
  • What terrorists deserve

    07/09/2010 2:31:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 09, 2010 | Editorial
    Forget the death penalty for terrorists. Now even life without parole may vi olate their "human rights." So, at least, ruled the Paris-based European Court of Human Rights, which has barred the extradition of four Islamist radicals to the United States for trial. The reason: The four face the possibility of a life sentence in a federal supermax prison -- where inmates are confined to their cells for 23 hours a day. And that, says the court, may constitute psychological torture. As opposed, say, to the kind of murder and mayhem the four men hoped to inflict on thousands of...
  • 39 detained over Eiffel Tower souvenir sales

    07/01/2010 7:58:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | July 1, 2010
    PARIS — French police have struck a blow to a black-market trade that has long flourished in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower: informal peddling of mini tower replicas. Police detained 39 people in breaking up a Chinese-run ring of illegal Senegalese immigrants accused of selling unauthorized Eiffel Tower souvenirs, a spokeswoman for the Paris police headquarters said Thursday. Several vendors were arrested at or near the tower itself in the raids this week, while their Chinese employers were detained in offices and a building used for storing the merchandise, the spokeswoman said. She was not authorized to be publicly...
  • Extremist imams may lose nationality: Sarkozy

    07/19/2005 8:23:56 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 30 replies · 634+ views
    Expatica ^ | 07/19/05 | AFP
    Extremist imams may lose nationality: Sarkozy PARIS, July 19 (AFP) - France's tough-talking Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy promised "zero tolerance" Tuesday for Muslim leaders who encourage attacks such as the bombings in London on July 7 and said he would strip them of their French nationality. "We have to be much stricter against those who indoctrinate young suicide bombers," he told Liberation newspaper. "I am going to launch proceedings to deprive French imams who preach violence and fundamentalism of their nationality; systematically expel those who do not respect our values and are not French; and step up monitoring of places...
  • Facebook draws 7,000 to anti-Muslim pork sausage party in Paris

    06/18/2010 8:38:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies · 1,270+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jun 17, 2010 | Robert Marquand
    French organizers of a so-called “pork sausage and booze” party in Paris – designed as a deliberate provocation against Muslims – will move it from a heavily Muslim neighborhood to the Arc de Triomphe on Friday. The group, "Identity Block," called the new venue “Plan B,” after Paris police banned their bash this week on grounds of maintaining public order. Advertised on Facebook and receiving some 7,000 RSVPs, the party is billed as a “resistance to the Islamization of France.” It was initially planned to take place next to a mosque in the 18th district after Friday prayers, and on...
  • 'There is no West without Israel'

    06/15/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 49 replies · 749+ views
    Israel Today ^ | June 15, 2010 | Staff
    A group of respected former world leaders and academic figures came together in Paris earlier this month to establish the Friends of Israel initiative to combat what they called the "delegitimation of the State of Israel." The group was led by former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar and included Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former First Minister of Northern Ireland David Trimble, former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, Italian philosopher Marcelo Pear, British historian Andrew Roberts and former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton. In a press release prior to the Paris event, the group expressed its outrage over...
  • Israel's Barak calls off Paris visit amid threats

    06/13/2010 9:56:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 386+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/13/10 | ap
    JERUSALEM – Israel's defense minister is canceling a planned visit to Paris amid threats by pro-Palestinian groups to have him arrested there. Ehud Barak was to dedicate a new Israeli booth at the Eurosatory arms fair in Paris, which opens this week. But his office announced Sunday that he would stay home while Israel forms a committee to investigate its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.
  • Law Enforcement Fears Shabaab Infiltration

    06/05/2010 1:07:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 922+ views
    Note: Video included at link. SNIPPET: "Now, law enforcement officials appear increasingly concerned Al-Shabaab members are trying to come back to America. But these members aren't disenchanted young men like Hassan, seeking to escape the terrorists' hold. Rather, the concern is that they are returning either to recruit more members or perhaps to plot attacks here." SNIPPET: "Al-Shabaab represents a "threat to the whole nation, all of the world," Ahmed told the IPT. "Everywhere they could recruit somebody they will try – Europe, North America, Australia, Africa…And they want to disrupt world peace." Ahmed warned that Al-Shabaab's main focus in...
  • Approaching the great cities of the World

    06/02/2010 4:35:25 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 355+ views
    06/03/2010 | WesternCulture
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  • NBC: Man held in Montreal is terror suspect

    05/31/2010 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,822+ views
    WASHINGTON - The man removed from an Aeromexico flight bound for Mexico City Sunday was the subject of a terror warning issued for the U.S.-Mexico border last week, senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Monday. Homeland Security had asked law enforcement in Houston to be on the lookout for a suspected member of al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida ally based in Somalia, early last week, the sources said
  • Man arrested after US forces flight to divert

    05/31/2010 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 910+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2010
    MONTREAL (AP) -- Canadian authorities identified Monday a man arrested on an Aeromexico flight from Paris to Mexico that was forced to divert to Montreal after U.S. authorities refused to let the plane use U.S. airspace. Abdirahman Ali Gaall was arrested Sunday at Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, said Robert Gervais, an Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada spokesman.
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views
    JPOST.com - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    CBC.ca - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • Paintings worth millions stolen from Paris museum

    05/20/2010 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 444+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2010 | ANGELA CHARLTON
    PARIS (AP) -- A thief stole five paintings possibly worth hundreds of millions of euros, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist at a Paris modern art museum, police and prosecutors said Thursday. The paintings disappeared early Thursday from the Paris Museum of Modern Art, across the Seine River from the Eiffel Tower in one of the French capital's most chic and tourist-frequented neighborhoods.
  • Ah Paris: A Hezbollah rally in front of the Louvre Museum (Europe's Future Arrives)

    05/12/2010 11:24:38 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies · 619+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2/21/2010 | Jesse Petrilla
    Is Europe past the point of no return? Jesse Petrilla filmed this while on a trip to Paris. Scary stuff. This is in front of the Louvre where the Mona Lisa is. Hezbollah flags are seen throughout the rally. 1:35 A banner proclaiming support for the Iraq resistance 2:08 You can see someone holding a photo of terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah 2:50-3:30 - The ever present Arabic chant (heard at all these jihad demostrations) the genocidal Khaibar Khaibar ya yahud, jaish Muhammed sa-ya'ud--the chant reminding the Jews of Muhammad and his army's slaughter and mass beheading of the Jews of...
  • France wants to strip down NATO command

    05/11/2010 2:38:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 390+ views
    expatica.com ^ | 5/11/2010 | expatica.com
    One year after rejoining NATO military command, France wants to see the alliance's headquarters cut down in size, officials in Defence Minister Herve Morin's office told AFP on Tuesday. French officers feel the Atlantic alliance's 12,500-strong command staff is too large and its structures too unwieldy for 21st century combat. Paris officials have contacted NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates urging that plans be drawn up to abolish redundant and overlapping command structures, they said. "This rationalisation could allow us to cut down manpower and command structures by a third and at the same...
  • Police Seize Five French Jihad Suspects

    04/28/2010 3:17:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 223+ views
    English.RFI.fr ^ | April 27, 2010 | n/a
    Police seize five French jihad suspects SNIPPET: "Police are also speaking to a sixth person, a woman, as a witness. The five men allegedly posted several contributions to online forums in which they defended jihad and called for believers to participate in the holy war against non-Muslims. The postings amounted to "jihadist indoctrination", according to one source connected to the inquiry. The arrests form part of an investigation first opened in 2008 by the Paris anti-terrorism unit." SNIPPET: "All five men have been remanded in custody and their homes and computers searched for evidence."
  • AP sources: Man claims explosives, flight diverted

    04/27/2010 3:57:49 PM PDT · by Panzerlied · 44 replies · 1,850+ views
    AP ^ | 04/27/2010 | GLENN ADAMS
    BANGOR, Maine — An American citizen on a flight from Paris to Atlanta claimed to have a fake passport and said he had explosives in his luggage, forcing federal air marshals to intervene and the plane to land in Maine, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, believe the man's passport was authentic. There were 235 passengers and 13 crew aboard Delta Air Lines Flight 273, which landed safely just after at 3:30 p.m. at Bangor International Airport, Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott said. Federal officials met...
  • AA flight makes emergency landing in Iceland

    04/13/2010 7:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 4/13/10
    An American Airlines flight with 145 people on board made an emergency landing Tuesday in Iceland after five crew members became ill following reports of chemical fumes in the cabin. American Airlines Flight 49 traveling from Paris to Dallas-Ft. Worth landed safely just after 1345 GMT (9:45 a.m. EDT). The source of the fumes was being investigated, Keflavik Airport spokesman Fridthor Eydal said.
  • Burglars tunnel into French bank vault

    03/31/2010 4:08:47 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 431+ views
    Nine News ^ | March 31, 2010
    Burglars tunnelled into a Parisian bank vault and raided around 100 safety deposit boxes rented by private customers before making good their escape, investigators have said. Police said identifying and putting a value on what was missing would be a long and difficult task, and that the gang appeared to have been equipped with sophisticated tools for what was otherwise a very traditional robbery. They bust into the Credit Lyonnais (LCL) branch on Avenue de l'Opera, between the Louvre and the old Opera house in the heart of tourist Paris, late Saturday night local time by passing through ventilation pipes...
  • The World That We Left Behind: Paris 1962

    03/01/2010 11:31:37 PM PST · by B-Chan · 8 replies · 475+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 3 March 2010 | Bruce Lewis
    Cliquez ici A cold day in Paris, 1962: 18-year-old Françoise Hardy sings her first hit song "Tout les garçons et les filles". Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge Se promènent dans la rue deux par deux Tous les garçons et les filles de mon âge Savent bien ce que c'est qu'être heureux Où les yeux dans ses yeuxEt la main dans sa mainJ'aurai le coeur heureuxSans peur du lendemain "The boys of this age and the girls of this age As they go down the street two by two The boys of this age and the girls...
  • Is Paris Hilton Too Sexy for Brazil?

    02/25/2010 4:09:14 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,436+ views
    AdAge. ^ | 02.25.10
    Brazil's self-regulatory body, Conar, is investigating an ad campaign starring Paris Hilton for Devassa Bem Loura beer for being too sexually provocative, even by the racy standards of Brazilian beer ads. According to local trade publication Meio & Mensagem, Ad Age's partner in Brazil, Conar this week opened three different investigations into local brewer Grupo Schincariol's launch campaign for Devassa Bem Loura (Portuguese for "Very Blonde") beer last month during Brazil's riotous Carnival.
  • French Catholics Force Homosexualist "Kiss-In" Away from Notre Dame

    02/15/2010 4:08:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 879+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/15/10 | James Tillman
    PARIS, FRANCE, February 15, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- French homosexualist demonstrators had planned to have a "kiss in" in front of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this Valentine's day.  But in response to the protests of a group of young French Catholics and patriots, it was moved away from the church of Our Lady.The kiss-in was ostensibly meant to combat “homophobia.” The organizer of the kiss-in, Arthur Vauthier, had nevertheless said that it was a "way to challenge the Church, to question the Church on the question of love and marriage between gays and between lesbians."  He had furthermore boasted that...
  • Israeli legal group sues North Korea over 1972 terror attack

    02/14/2010 12:27:25 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 435+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 02/14/11 | Zohar Blumenkrantz
    Israeli legal group sues North Korea over 1972 terror attack By Zohar Blumenkrantz An Israeli human rights organization is filing a lawsuit against North Korea over a 1972 terrorist attack at Ben-Gurion International Airport that left more than 20 people dead and over 50 wounded, Haaretz has learned. The attack, known as the Lod Airport massacre, was carried out by three members of the Japanese Red Army on behalf of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The victims included 16 Christian pilgrims from Puerto Rico, and Israeli professor and biophysicist Aharon Katzir. While two of the terrorists were...
  • French Homosexuals Plan “Kiss-In” at Notre Dame Cathedral

    02/10/2010 3:00:40 PM PST · by TaraP · 51 replies · 876+ views
    Life Site News ^ | Feb 10th, 2010 | Hillary White
    PARIS, February 10, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A French homosexualist organization will be staging a “kiss-in” at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this Sunday, St. Valentine’s day. Dozens of homosexuals are expected to turn up and kiss for five minutes at 2 p.m., after services at the cathedral. Organizer Arthur Vautier told a Paris homosexual magazine, Tetu, that the demonstration is meant to “ challenge the Church to question religion on the issue of love and marriage between gays and between lesbians.” “We were probably over a hundred at the last kiss-in,” Vautier said. The “Catholic Culture City” blog called on...
  • Michael Jackson's Children Prince And Paris Steal The Show At The Grammy Awards

    02/01/2010 3:41:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 1,283+ views
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | February 1, 2010 | Marcus Barnes
    It was a stand out moment that many considered to be the highlight of the Grammy awards, and one that the rest of the night's performers were hard pushed to top. With their late father absent from proceedings, Michael Jackson's children Prince Michael and Paris took to the stage at the Staples Centre to accept the lifetime achievement award on their father's behalf.
  • Photos: Hillary Clinton - Cinderella Scene With President Sarkozy in Paris!

    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton loses a shoe as she arrives at Elysee Palace in Paris, France on January 29, 2010 - as she met with President Nicolas Sarkozy. A very Cinderella like scene, Secretary Clinton and President Sarkozy seemed to have a good sense of humor about it. Both politicians laughed together at the top of the stairs - very cute. Check out more photos of Secretary Clinton's 'Cinderella' scene in Paris, France below.
  • Pics: Frozen Magic Kingdom at Disneyland Paris

    01/12/2010 6:21:15 AM PST · by greatdefender · 14 replies · 1,663+ views
    A Very Nice View-IMO,of course
  • Nicolas Sarkozy faces revolt from elite French colleges

    01/06/2010 11:22:43 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 9 replies · 535+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 6, 2010 | Henry Samuel
    France's elite colleges are revolting against President Nicolas Sarkozy, refusing to bow to his government's demands to admit more students from poor or immigrant backgrounds. Ministers expressed anger at the stubborn refusal of the heads of the grandes écoles - seen as the finishing schools for France's rulers and industry captains - to take 30 per cent of their entrants from low-income backgrounds. The colleges claim that their high standards would inevitably drop. The row has gone to the heart of Mr Sarkozy's drive to break down social barriers in France, in particular by re-vamping higher education. While France's 220...
  • Muslims in France Block Busy Public Street and Side Walk to Pray (Video)

    12/17/2009 4:52:53 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 34 replies · 1,211+ views
    Debout La Republique / Daily Motion ^ | 12.11.2009 | Debout La Republique
    Video Linky Here
  • PARISIANS PROTEST MUSLIMS’ PRAYER-CLOGGING STREETS

    12/09/2009 5:48:39 PM PST · by freedomyes · 32 replies · 1,019+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Dec 9 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Muslims are all over the boulevards, avenues and streets throughout Paris. They clog the passages so that non-Muslims and vehicles cannot get through.
  • Iraqi journalist turns tables on shoe thrower

    12/01/2009 1:32:15 PM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies · 1,492+ views
    PARIS (AFP) - A protester who presented himself as an Iraqi journalist in exile hurled a shoe Tuesday at the colleague who one year ago found fame hurling his own footwear at then US president George W. Bush. Television reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi was in Paris to promote his campaign for the "victims of the US occupation in Iraq" when a fellow Iraqi critic turned the tables on him, shouting: "Here's another shoe for you." The thickset man with an Iraqi accent made a brief speech in Arabic during the question and answer session, defending US policy and accusing Zaidi of...
  • Liberty, Equality, Gastronomy: Paris via a 19th-Century Guide

    11/22/2009 1:55:06 AM PST · by Cincinna · 7 replies · 527+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2009 | TONY PERROTTET
    A marvelous painting of a gourmand at his table hangs in the Musée Carnavalet in Paris — a portly, pink-faced figure happily gorging on a regal casserole, with a bottle of wine at one elbow and a luscious-looking soufflé at the other. It is traditionally believed to be a portrait of Alexandre-Balthazar-Laurent Grimod de la Reynière, an aristocrat notorious in Napoleonic France for gratifying his palate with the same abandon as his contemporary the Marquis de Sade showed in indulging carnal desires. Whether or not the painting is actually Grimod’s likeness, it captures the eccentric, omnivorous spirit that made him...
  • 1788 cognac, 1875 wine on sale at Paris auction (Oenophile Alert!)

    10/16/2009 9:55:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,213+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/09 | Angela Doland - ap
    PARIS – Over the years, the chief sommelier had forgotten they were there. And when the four bottles of 1875 Armagnac Vieux were finally unearthed from the labyrinthine wine cellar this week, they were covered in a black fungus that looked like matted cat fur. The landmark Tour d'Argent restaurant, which dates back to 1582, is cleaning out its 450,000-bottle wine cellar, considered one of the best and biggest in the world. It is putting 18,000 bottles up for auction in December, an event that has captured the imagination of French wine lovers. The restaurant is selling mostly wine but...
  • Pakistan Taliban Commander: We Have 'Thousands of Suicide Bombers' Who Can 'Target Washington...'

    08/30/2009 12:09:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 54 replies · 2,895+ views
    MEMRI.org ^ | August 25, 2009 | n/a
    Special Dispatch - No. 2505 August 25, 2009 Pakistan Taliban Commander: We Have 'Thousands of Suicide Bombers' Who Can 'Target Washington, Paris, London, and Kabul' On August 25, 2009, a Pakistani Urdu-language newspaper reported that Waliur Rehman, the commander of the Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal district of South Waziristan Agency, had said that his group has "thousands of suicide bombers" who can "target Washington, Paris, London, and Kabul."
  • Paris pool bans Muslim woman in 'burqini' swimsuit

    08/12/2009 12:31:48 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 39 replies · 2,593+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 08/12/09 | Staff
    A Paris swimming pool has refused entry to a young Muslim woman wearing a "burqini," a swimsuit that covers most of the body, officials said Wednesday. The pool ban came as French lawmakers conduct hearings on whether to ban the burqa after President Nicolas Sarkozy said the head-to-toe veil was "not welcome" in secular France. Officials in the Paris suburb of Emerainville said they let the woman swim in the pool in July wearing the "burqini," designed for Muslim women who want to swim without revealing their bodies. But when she returned in August they decided to apply hygiene rules...
  • Where is my vote? Paris (on USTREAM)

    07/25/2009 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Citizen Journalist ^ | July 25, 2009 | Not Stated
    Amazing pro Iranian people demonstration ins Paris today. With moving huge fabric ribbon circling walkway. Music of Hamed Nikpay "The Owner of This Land" (Maalek-e Een Khaak) [Iranian music video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqONCJoADtQ Mentioned on FR some time ago=> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2281798/posts
  • Why are the French trying to play down [Bastille Day] riot reports?

    07/22/2009 9:49:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies · 492+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 21 July 2009 | Ed West
    Via the Brussels Journal, news that the French authorities are trying to make the media downplay the latest round of rioting: Only the figures for the night of July 13-14 were published: “Some 500 vehicles” were burned, the worst ever recorded for the eve of the national holiday. Despite repeated requests to the Interior Ministry, and the DGPN [similar to the FBI], no figures were forthcoming for the night of July 14-15. These orders have been strictly applied. The different prefectures contacted by Le Monde refused to respond, citing “ministerial instructions.” Regional news media reported the same problem. The daily...
  • French wrap up terror probe (shoe bomber Richard Reid)

    12/04/2004 2:11:23 AM PST · by miltonim · 14 replies · 699+ views
    Big News Network.com ^ | Tuesday 30th November, 2004
    French anti-terror magistrates wrapped up an investigation into four Islamists who may have helped British shoe bomber Richard Reid in France. Le Parisien reports the suspects include the head of a Paris mosque, the leader of a Pakistani community and two other men. Reid spent several days in Paris before boarding a Miami-bound plane in December 2001 with explosives stuffed in his sneakers. Last year, Reid was sentenced to life in prison by a U.S. court for trying to blow up the flight. One of the French suspects, Imam Kamel Lakhram, reportedly acknowledged to French authorities Reid had slept at...
  • Teenager Jumps To Her Death From Eiffel Tower, Crashing Onto Roof Of Packed Restaurant 180Ft Below

    06/26/2009 8:34:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 2,679+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | June 26, 2009
    Teenager jumps to her death from Eiffel Tower, crashing onto roof of packed restaurant 180ft below IAN SPARKS 27th June 2009 A teenage tourist has leapt to her death from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and crashed onto the roof of a packed restaurant 180ft below. The 18-year-old Brazilian girl jumped from a second-storey tier as her brother frantically tried to stop her. Diners on the tower's 170ft-high first floor then heard her smash into the plastic roof of the restaurant, believed to be Altitude 95, five feet above their heads. Altitude 95, on the first tier of the Eiffel...
  • Belgian Export: Suicide Bombers

    11/30/2005 3:36:37 PM PST · by DanielKronlid · 3 replies · 809+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | Wed, 2005-11-30 22:37 | Paul Belien
    On 9 November, a 38-year old Belgian named Muriel, blew herself to pieces in Baghdad near a group of Iraqi policemen, killing five other people. The woman had converted to Islam after marrying a Belgian of Moroccon origin. Her husband was shot down by American troops. The American authorities informed the Belgian authorities of the woman’s identity a few weeks ago, but Brussels kept it secret. Yesterday evening the Franco-Luxemburgian network RTL announced the news. Last night, the Belgian police arrested 14 people. Nine of them are Belgians, mostly of foreign origin, three are Moroccans and two are Tunisians. They...
  • Caption a very displeased Michelle Obama

    06/07/2009 1:57:31 PM PDT · by Reagan69 · 198 replies · 12,168+ views
    Yahoo photos ^ | 6/7/09 | Yahoo, Reuters
    Guess she's not proud of Carla.
  • President Obama's French food tested by 'taster'

    06/07/2009 8:33:47 AM PDT · by mort56 · 126 replies · 3,953+ views
    A US "taster" tested the food being dished up to President Barack Obama at a dinner in a French restaurant, a waiter said on Sunday. "They have someone who tastes the dishes," said waiter Gabriel de Carvalho from the "La Fontaine de Mars" restaurant where Obama and his family turned up for dinner on Saturday night. "It wasn't very pleasant for the cooks at first, but the person was very nice and was relaxed, so it all went well," he said on the Itele news channel. Asked by AFP to comment, the restaurant confirmed the report.
  • Touche pas a mon Pape (Don’t touch my Pope)

    06/02/2009 1:24:36 PM PDT · by bronxville · 45 replies · 1,434+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Thursday April 9 | Ann Arco
    On March 22, a number of the world’s media outlets reported something along the lines of “ Far-right youths carrying placards reading ‘leave my Pope alone’ clashed with left-wing activists outside Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris after the latter had thrown condoms on the square as worshippers were leaving Sunday mass.” The Associated Press, AFP and Reuters were among the news-wires which used the term “far right” to describe the young people protesting in favour of the Pope. A group of about 30 demonstrators belonging to a group called Act Up had chosen a major Sunday Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral...
  • Michelle Obama, Daughters Headed to Paris

    06/03/2009 3:13:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies · 1,716+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | June 3, 2009 | Lynn Suite
    The East Wing has not announced it, but First Lady Michelle Obama will head to Paris next week, after accompanying President Obama to Normandy to mark the 65th anniversary of the June 6, 1944 landing of Allied troops on French shores. Mrs. Obama's press office only disclosed that the First Lady would be in Normandy on Saturday. "She'll have no public events beyond Normandy," I was told on Tuesday afternoon. But it turned out there was a high-level leaker in the White House -- President Obama -- who dropped the news in an interview with a French television outlet that...
  • Bomb Scare at France's Charles de Gaulle Airport

    06/02/2009 11:50:08 PM PDT · by libh8er · 17 replies · 948+ views
    Police cleared media and passengers away from the entrance of Charles de Gaulle airport's terminal 2 on Monday. They then blew up a suspicious package. Media are standing by at the airport for news on the missing Airbus and its 228 passengers and crew presumed to have crashed in the Atlantic. Air France says lightning and strong turbulence could have downed the plane en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris early on Monday. If so, it would be the worst air disaster caused by lightning, according to the Aviation Safety Network. Most experts say however, that such a strike...