FW: Fwd: France and what is happening

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> Bad news from France ...REAL BAD!
> Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported
> as it should. To give you an idea of what's going on in that country
> where there are now between 5 and 6 million Muslims and about 600,000
> Jews, here is an E-mail that came from a Jew living in France .
> Please read! "Will the world say nothing - again - as it did in
> Hitler's time?"  He writes: "I AM A JEW -- therefore I am forwarding
> this to everyone on all my e-mail lists.  I will not sit back and do
> nothing.  Nowhere have the flames of anti-Semitism burned more
> furiously than in France . In Lyon , a car was rammed into a synagogue
> and set on fire. In Montpellier ,  the Jewish religious center was
> firebombed; so were synagogues in Strasbourgand Marseilles; so was a
> Jewish school in Creteil - all recently.  A Jewish sports club in
> Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails; and on the statue of
> Alfred Dreyfus, in Paris , the words 'Dirty Jew' were painted.  In
> Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish football team with sticks
> and metal bars.  The bus that takes Jewish children to school in
> Aubervilliers has been attacked three times in the last 14 months.
> According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12
> anti-Jewish incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days.  Walls in Jewish
> neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming 'Jews to the
> gas chambers' and 'Death to the Jews.'  A gunman opened fire on a
> kosher butcher's shop (and, of course, the butcher) in Toulouse ,
> France .  A Jewish couple in their 20's were beaten up by five men in
> Villeurbanne , France (the woman was pregnant).  A Jewish school was
> broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles , France . This was just in the
> past week."
> "So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a
> person with the capacity and desire to distinguish decency from
> depravity, to do - at least - these three simple things:
> First, care enough to stay informed.  Don't ever let yourself become
> deluded into thinking that this is not your fight.  I remind you of
> what Pastor Neimoller said in World War II : ' First they came for the
> Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist.  Then
> they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew.
> Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was
> a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one
> left to speak up for me.'
> Second, boycott France and French products.  Only the Arab countries
> are more toxically anti-Semitic and, unlike them, France exports more
> than just oil and hatred.  So boycott their wines and their perfumes.
> Boycott their clothes and their foodstuffs.  Boycott their movies.
> Definitely boycott their shores.  If we are resolved we can exert
> amazing pressure and, whatever else we may know about the French, we
> most certainly know that they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the
> face of well-directed pressure.
> Third, send this along to your family, your friends, and your
> co-workers.  Think of all of the people of good conscience that you
> know and let them know that you - and the people that you care - about
> need their help.
> The number one bestselling book in France is....' September 11 : The
> Frightening Fraud' which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon !
> Please Pass This On, Let's not let history repeat itself, thank-you
> for your time and consideration.

> --


Soar Ashold said...

That's it! Back to freedom fries for me.

I'm a little lost as to why we need to boycott France.

Anonymous said...

@ Soar

Well its cause.. um.. well if there are a few anti-Semites there then we should boycott an entire country. Right?

Of course by that logic we should boycott our own country, since we have quite a few anti-semites of our own. So everyone... go boycott America! Or something like that.

Anonymous said...

whatever else we may know about the French, we
> most certainly know that they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the
> face of well-directed pressure.

Ya, that's why they so quickly dropped all their objections and joined up with our Iraq war plans after the whole Freedom Fries thing! Total pushovers.

ferschitz said...

Well there's always been a level of anti-semitism in France, but so what? There's anti-semitism *everywhere*... duh. Like, what: let's boycott Planet Earth!!11!! Stop eating anything!!!11 Wear no clothes!!111

Allegedly a "Sept 11 was hoax" book was Number One on the French "best seller" list?? So? Per usual double-standard hypocritical rightwingers in the USA - who appear to feel vastly entitled to *demand* the entire planet *dance to their tune* - are now opposed to freedom of speech in France?? Have I gotten that right? THAT's what conservatives want to do? CENSOR French books, while telling French citizens what they can & cannot read???

I think there's a word for this: Facism.

Wake up, sheeples, indeed.

What a nasty fascist screed. Don't know what think tank this eminates from, but it's pretty heinous. And what other point is there? That because there's some anti-semitism in France, which is definitely regrettable, we're also just going to point some weird finger of blame at all the booga booga scary scary Muslims that live in France... even though the *majority* of anti-semitism acts are mostly done by white French supremicists... oh, was that tiny insignificant factoid left out of this diatribing screed??

If the nutbar fringe in Team USA wishes to "boycott" French clothes, food, wine, whatever: so what? Go for it. Most of you losers wouldn't know something from France if it hit you upside the head. Your "boycott" is stupid and useless and only reflects your ignorance.

Valeyard said...

One article (from 2006) responding to this and pointing out, for example, that the quote about anti-Jewish violence is from a 2002 Boston Globe article.

But more importantly, it reminds us that even if the problems described in the e-mail are true, that is not a fault of an entire country, and knee-jerk anti-French jingoism is not the answer.

gruaud said...

Second anon nails it.

The reason FOX News and its masters hate France is precisely because they don't bend to pressure, especially US pressure.

I, for one, respect the hell out of them for that.

Marc with a C said...

"So boycott their wines and their perfumes.
> Boycott their clothes and their foodstuffs. Boycott their movies.
> Definitely boycott their shores."

All of which makes up about 1% of the French economy. Now if you want to seriously hurt the French, boycott their Airbuses, their nuclear technology, their chemical industry or their heavy machinery. But then you might have a problem with your planes falling out of the sky.

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