Friday, June 11, 2004

Anti-semitism in France 

American Thinker has a round-up of recent outrages against French Jews, mostly at the behest of French judges. A couple of examples:
[A] young Jewish kid was regularly beaten-up and insulted inside his school for months, by two Arab kids employing the ever so common epithet nowadays: ”Dirty Jew.” The two aggressors never denied the facts, and were expelled.

But in response, the two miscreants filed a lawsuit against the school.

And last week, the verdict came in, stunning those French citizens with residual decency once more. The Paris tribunal condemned the school, ordering it to reinstate the two Muslim kids, and pay each of their families 1,000 Euros (around 1,200 USD).

In another similar incident, Muslim students persecuted a young Jewish girl at school.

Her family sued the oppressors, and, in the bizarre world of French justice, got condemned to pay a fine of 4,000 Euros (about 5,000 USD). So, they decided to appeal the decision and the Court of Appeals deemed that a 8,000 Euros (about 10,000 USD) fine was more appropriate.

Being a Jewish victim turns out to be very costly in France: not only physically and morally, but also financially. Perpetrating anti-Semitic acts, on the other hand, can be very lucrative. So, what kind of message does this send?

Read the whole thing. And the next time you hear that anti-American sentiment is rising in Europe because of our support for Israel, be proud.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Fri Jun 11, 11:25:00 PM:

It's disgusting. They'll prosecute Brigette Bardot for her words, but let these violent criminals go free.

Rob A.  

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