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is that pretty much every single anti-semitic incident is recorded and publicized in France.

Racist incidents - not so much (or the threshhold for indignation is quite a bit higher)

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 02:42:54 PM EST
Is good documentation the source for the whole "France is an anti-Semitic country" smear that goes around? I was shocked when I finally tried to find the evidence, it seems France is one of the least anti-Semitic nations on earth. Paris has one of the largest Jewish populations in the world - I believe the third largest (Tel Aviv, NYC, then Paris).
by Jett on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 06:41:26 PM EST
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No, it's not good documentation, it's campaign by Zionists in Israel and the USA who thought France's politics are detrimental to their goals (this was in Iraq war times). Antisemitism is worse here in Hungary and much worse say in Poland, and it is documented, but you don't hear about it, you hear "New Europe" rhetoric instead.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 03:00:40 PM EST
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Latest example:

Le Monde: Court orders closing of Tribe Ka website

Le juge Emmanuel Binoche a estimé que M. Seba a "d'évidence excédé les nécessaires limites de la liberté d'expression en stigmatisant les juifs présentés comme responsables de la traite des noirs, de telle manière qu'il puisse en résulter troubles et violences".

"En évoquant la nécessité d'+éradiquer cette mafia sioniste+, le fait que +la pieuvre sioniste détruit tout sur son passage en asphyxiant toute trace de dignité humaine+, le défendeur (Kemi Seba, ndlr), en reprenant la thèse imaginaire du complot, ne peut sérieusement pas contester qu'il entend bien stigmatiser un groupe de personnes en raison de leur appartenance à une confession, et aussi une race", ajoute la décision.

  Judge Emmanuel Binoche found that Mr. [Kemi] Seba [leader of Tribe Ka, a black extremist fringe group dissolved at the end of July] had "obviously gone beyond the necessary limits of the freedom of expression by stigmatising Jews as being responsible for black slavery, in a way that could result in disturbances and violence".

"By citing a necessity to 'eradicate this zionist mafia' and a notion that 'the zionist octopus is destroying everything in its path by smothering every trace of human dignity', the defendant (Kimi Seba, ed. note), by reiterating the fanciful thesis of such a plot, cannot seriously deny that he clearly means to stigmatise a group of people based on their religious affiliation, and also a race," the decision adds.

Translation and errors of translation my own.

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.
by marco on Tue Sep 26th, 2006 at 09:04:37 PM EST
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