An official report dealing with religious expression in French schools has become a must read for anyone interested in the Islamization of France. Written under the auspices of the top national education official, Jean-Pierre Obin, the report was not initially released by the Ministry of Education. But it was leaked on the Internet in March and now can be found in its entirety at www.proche-orient.info and other websites.Leaving No French Islamist Behind by Olivier Guitta
In primary schools, the report cites instances of first grade boys' refusing to participate in coed activities and Muslim children's refusing to sing, dance, or draw a face. In one school, restrooms were segregated: some for Muslim students and some for "French." Some lunchrooms were segregated, by section or table. Some students required halal meat; at one school, the principal provided only halal meat for everyone.
Inevitably, the report records rampant "Judeophobia," to use the term in vogue in France. Among even the youngest students, the term "Jew" has become the all-purpose insult. Obin deplores the fact that principals and teachers do not strenuously object to this, treating it simply as part of the youth culture. Even more serious is the increase in assaults on Jews or those presumed to be Jewish. Usually the assailants are Muslim students. Sometimes the victims are, too: One Turkish high-school girl was relentlessly harassed and bullied at school because her country is an ally of Israel. The section of the report on anti-Semitism winds up with this sad conclusion: In France today, Jewish kids are not welcome at every school. Many are forced to switch schools or even conceal their identity to escape anti-Semitism.
According to the report, Muslim students perceive a large gap between the French and themselves. Even though most of the Muslim kids are actually French citizens, they see themselves as Muslims first, and more and more of them hail Osama bin Laden as their hero. In their eyes, he represents a victorious Islam triumphing over the West.
Finally, the report discusses a host of difficulties teachers encounter in dealing with specific subjects in the classroom. Most Muslim kids refuse to participate in sports or swimming, the girls out of modesty, the boys because they do not want to swim in "girls' water" or "non-Muslim water." When it comes to literature, French philosophers such as Voltaire and Rousseau are very often boycotted because of their supposed Islamophobia. Molière, the father of French satiric comedy, is among the writers most often boycotted.
As for history, Muslim students object to its Judeo-Christian bias and blatant falsehood. They loudly protest the Crusades, and commonly deny the Holocaust. Under the circumstances, many teachers censor their own material, often skipping entire topics, like the history of Israel or of Christianity. The report cites one teacher who keeps a Koran on his desk for reference whenever a thorny issue arises. It cites Muslim students who refuse to use the plus sign in mathematics because it looks like a cross. Field trips, especially to churches, cathedrals, and monasteries, are boycotted.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, these pathologies are now present across France.
Bayboro, NC, May. 19 (UPI) -- A Georgia man sentenced to life in prison in North Carolina 35 years ago for stealing a 19-inch black-and-white TV is about to be paroled at age 65.Poor bastard. Stealing while black, I bet. Jaysus. 35 years? Can't you just cut off my hand?
Junior Allen was convicted of second-degree burglary for entering an unlocked home and stealing a TV worth $140 in 1970 when he was 30 and has been languishing in a Bayboro, N.C., prison ever since, the Raleigh News and Observer reported.
Pamlico Correctional Institution authorities this week decided to grant his parole application after rejecting 26 previous requests. Allen's release is contingent upon Georgia authorities agreeing to monitor his parole, which would expire when he turns 70.
Thief to be freed after 35 years in prison - (United Press International)
Posted by Supernatural at February 19, 2004 07:23 AM
The lady he stole the TV set from happened to be my wife's great-grandmother - an old, confused woman living out in the country by herself who couldn't have possibly hurt a fly. She was beaten by this cretin before he left with her TV set. She could never live by herself again because of her fear that he would return.
Simple case - beat up a sweet old Grandma - rot in jail. The TV has nothing to do with it. Get the facts straight.
Two university presidents, one a Palestinian and the other an Israeli, joined on Thursday to urge an end to an academic boycott of Israeli universities by Britain's leading higher education union.End to Boycott of Israeli Universities Is Urged
Sari Nusseibeh, the president of Al Quds University in East Jerusalem, and Menachem Magidor, president of Hebrew University, made a joint declaration here at an international gathering of scholars debating human rights.
"Our position is based upon the belief that it is through cooperation based on mutual respect, rather than boycotts or discrimination, that our common goals can be achieved," the declaration said.
Religious Hate: PA TV airing anti-Semitic sermons; anti-Semitic sermons from Egyptian clerics; PA-TV incitement marks "Al-Nakba"; Kidnap and murder in Bethlehem; Baptist church firebombed in Russia; KSA holds bible toting Indian incommunicado; Kuwaiti Islamists oppose political rights for women; Gay editor bashed in Amsterdam.Mmm, hate.
Idiotarian Seethings: UK student warned to stop protesting anti-Semitism; Kazakh parliamentarian raves about Jewish conspiracies; Turkish newspaper portrays Schroeder as a Nazi; Berlin tennis club: Nazi era = Golden era; Green fisks Buchanan; Wal-Mart: zoning laws = book burning.
Race and Culture: Neo-Nazi groups in Germany adopting al Qaeda tactics; Turkish Intellectuals against Antisemitism; Fascism and racist attacks flourishing in Russia; Leaflets distibuted in Ukraine call for murder of Jews; anti-Semitism in the Czech Republic; Bulgarian nationalism; neo-nazi spammers.
A Hopeful Note: Kuwait approves political rights for women; Neo-nazi march halted in Germany.