OH! The Superior French

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    Such respect, such multi-culturalism, such hypocrisy:

    http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=657119

     
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    Dont really understand your point. Are you trying to say the entire French nation are racists because of this article.If the article wasnt edited by you the next line says that only a minority are the problem and in the next paragraph that foreign Jews praise the french in dealing with this.
    In the states this week wasnt a familly butchered for being Egyptian christians.Obviously the act of a few mindless idiots and i wouldnt dream of accussing the states of being a racist country over this.I guess i need to put my steel helmet on and wait for incoming abuse about being pro french, however i am not pro french im just not so anti french that i want to read about them on every thread. It does get a bit boring.
     
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    Actually, it's not just the French, but a long time history in Europe of anti-semitism. Doubt you would find it difficult by googling to find many examples that would make you question 'the small numbers' involved in this phenomena. Sort of like there is only a 'small number of Muslim extremists.'

    As for 'editing' you had no problem with the linky?
     
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    I dont know what threads you have been reading but this is about the only thread where the French are disussed. By that I mean under the "Europe" title.
     
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    The investigation of this is ongoing, but the 'fear' is that it was muslims in the US, which may be why you are a bit queasy making such an accusation?
     
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    I know it must obviously have been muslims who commited this crime and i only used it as an example of how you cant brand a nation by individuals actions.Why would i be queasy about saying it was muslims.
     
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    Actually with the incidence of certain crimes one can generalize. Certainly not fair to everyone, but does speak to the 'main.' Right now the US is more conservative and cynical of the UN than in the past. The election results illustrate that.

    Certain doesn't speak for Bully, Sage, Shattered, or all.
     
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    This problem is one that you find all over the world, not just in France. It's particulalry present in France because of the big muslim community but in no way like taff said speaks for the whole of France. I don't see your point, if you're trying to say there is a problem with the muslim community abusing the jewish community in France I'd say "yeah thats right, and the government is doing a lot about this", but if you're trying to make this into another Anti-French thread like Taff said it's getting boring.
     
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    Dont blame you for being critical of the UN. Seems to be out to just line its own pockets.I also cant blame you for being critical at a lot of the world.A lot of countrys owe the US a lot of favours yet in your hour of need they sit on the fence or on the other side of the fence completly.We need to get these countrys on our side of the fence pretty quick though because we need the manpower they can supply.
     
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    America is not looking to collect favors. It wants allies that have the strength and determination of their belief in freedom and democracy. The French preferred to leave a mass murderer in power in Iraq. They preferred Iraq-Elf business transactions over destroying Hussein. Americans remember that the French actively worked against US efforts to get the war sanctioned by the UNSC. That was the work of an American enemy. It is French foreign policy that is boring, not the threads on this board. You need to study the history of anti-Semitism in France. It is a history of behavior far more hostile and deadly than crimes recently perpetrated by French Muslims.
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