Finally. If only President Obama had the courage of the French.
For the first time, Britain and France may recall ambassadors in protest at Israel’s settlement construction. Moves against Israel will be made in next the few days following Netanyahu’s decision to move ahead on construction in E1 and build 3,000 housing units in settlement blocs east of Jerusalem, say senior European diplomats.
Again, if only Obama were as courageous as the French. As. The. French… When did America become less morally respectable than France? Less courageous? This is just sad.
Britain and France are poised to take action − possibly including the unprecedented step of recalling their ambassadors, according to senior European diplomats − in protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to move settlement construction ahead in the area known as E1, between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem. “This time it won’t just be a condemnation, there will be real action taken against Israel,” a senior European diplomat said.
Finally. It’s time for Netanyahu to suffer the consequences of his arrogance. Good for the Europeans. At least they have the sense to know right from wrong. We used to. We don’t anymore.
A 12-year-old boy was beaten outside his Jewish school in Paris by youths reciting anti-Semitic slogans, school officials said, amid high security and tensions in France following killings of Jewish children and a rabbi last week. The boy did not suffer serious injuries.
The situation in France is really quite troubling. The anti-foreigner/ anti-Muslim/ anti-Semitic sentiments of many in the country is just inexplicable. Hate isn’t natural- it’s a learned behavior.
Both the school shooting and this week’s beating involved the Ozar Hatorah network of Jewish schools. … The 12-year-old boy was hit and punched in the back of his head Monday afternoon as he left the Ozar Hatorah School in southeast Paris, the school’s human resources director, Katia Normal, said Tuesday. She said the aggressors were two boys a couple of years older than the victim who recited anti-Semitic slogans. It happened about 100 meters from the entrance and therefore out of sight of the police officers guarding the school.
Victimizing children… it sounds like France has turned into Florida.
A fringe candidate for next month’s French presidential election on Wednesday alleged that the Queen of England owes her fortune to drugs money laundered by “Jewish bankers in The City”. Jacques Cheminade, an independent, is one of 10 candidates who has been cleared by France’s Constitutional Court to run in the April 22nd first round of the battle to unseat incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy. It ought to be a tough list to get on — former prime minister Dominique de Villepin and several other leading figures failed to make the cut — but little known Cheminade was one of the first to gather 500 mayors’ signatures. Few in France have any idea what Cheminade stands for, as he represents no political party and has a low media profile. But, now that the campaign proper has begun, French broadcasting fairness laws require he be given as much exposure as any other candidate, such as Sarkozy or opinion poll frontrunner and Socialist champion François Hollande.
Racism in France is on the rise. This guy might have a chance to be elected. He’s the French version of Rick Santorum- the guy no one thought would get anywhere…
If ever there were evidence needed to call into question the practice of infant baptism, it can be found in France. Today.
In France, an elderly man is fighting to make a formal break with the Catholic Church. He’s taken the church to court over its refusal to let him nullify his baptism, in a case that could have far-reaching effects. Seventy-one-year-old Rene LeBouvier’s parents and his brother are buried in a churchyard in the tiny village of Fleury in northwest France. He himself was baptized in the Romanesque stone church and attended mass here as a boy. LeBouvier says this rural area is still conservative and very Catholic, but nothing like it used to be. Back then, he says, you couldn’t even get credit at the bakery if you didn’t go to mass every Sunday.
If he hadn’t been baptized before he was able to decide for himself, he wouldn’t need to ask to have his baptism undone. This is precisely why infant baptism is inappropriate. Until a person desires it, it remains a meaningless exercise in futility.
Starting today, praying in the streets of Paris is illegal, and Interior Minister Claude Gueant said the ban could soon be extended to the rest of France, particularly to Nice and Marseilles, where “the problem persists,” the Telegraph reports. The “problem” in this case being Muslim worshipers filling the streets during Friday prayers. Gueant says there are two roads in Paris’ Goutte d’Or district where “more than a thousand” people block the streets.
Muslims should be allowed to pray where they need to- as should anyone else. If the French don’t complain when union strikers block the streets why should they when pray-ers do?
France isn’t secular- France is devoted to godlessness. France worships at the altar of unbelief to the god of nothingness.
A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage.
I guess she’s more concerned for money than self respect.
The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”. A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”. The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom. A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce and ruled the husband named only as Jean-Louis B. was solely responsible for the split. But the 47-year-old ex-wife then took him back to court demanding 10,000 euros in compensation for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”.
Where else would married couples be forced to have sex under threat of suit but France? And where else is a population so bereft of a proper theology that they view the sex act as the most important aspect of marriage?
Belgium will enforce a burqa ban from July 23 with a fine and possible jail time for women who wear it, joining France as the second EU nation to forbid full veils, Belgian media said Thursday. The new law was published Wednesday in the kingdom’s official journal after deputies approved it unanimously in parliament in April. Offenders will face a fine of 137.50 euros ($195) and up to seven days behind bars. An estimated 270 people wear the face-covering niqab or the full-body burqa in Belgium. France−home to Europe’s biggest Muslim population — became the first European Union country to ban the burqa on April 11.
Nothing says xenophobia quite like intrusion into religious practice. And in Europe, paranoia and fear reign supreme. Every Muslim is an enemy and every veiled woman a secret bomber…
Muslim woman, or ninja?
What folly. Are the French really that afraid of Islam that they outlaw women practicing it? Seriously? The French ‘democracy’ just became the French Fascism. Next thing you know, they’ll elect their own Mussolini.
Muslim women who wear the niqab or burka in public in France face fines of 150 euros (£132) under a new law that has just come into force. The country five-million-strong Muslim community is the biggest in western Europe, but fewer than 2,000 women are believed to wear a full face veil. Many Muslim leaders have said they remain neutral on the issue, neither supporting the wearing of burkas nor the law restricting their use.
Good grief. But I suppose this is to be expected of a nation so fearful that it surrenders after 3 minutes of battle in every war it enters.
By rights, though, France must now ban Ninjas too.
They are happy to destroy their own country, it seems, just to ensure that they have to work less… Crazy. Plus, if you look at the faces of these protesters you’ll notice that they are all kids! As if they were on the verge of working, much less retiring.
I usually think that it’s American welfare recipients who are born with a sense of entitlement- but the French put them to shame.