France: Doing it right

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France: Doing it right

Why are the only people with balls the French?

PARIS — A French magazine published vulgar caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad on Wednesday, brandishing its right to free speech amid global tensions over a movie insulting to Islam.
The move by the provocative weekly Charlie Hebdo followed days of violent protests from Asia to Africa against the film “Innocence of Muslims” and turned France into a potential target of Muslim rage. Up to now, American government sites have drawn the most ire since the film was produced privately there.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/lawyers-in-pakistan-enter-diplomatic-area-in-film-protest-us-shuts-consulate-in-i...

Good on you France. I don't hear your government condemning this work of awesome the way the pussies in the US and everywhere else are. You can always be trusted to uphold the very processes of freedom and democracy that began in France.

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 One interesting factoid (

 One interesting factoid ( if I remember correctly ) is that France has the largest population of Muslims in Europe.

I certainly don't embrace everything that France does but they aren't so much the "pussies" that American patriots portray them to be.  They refused to be a puppet of the US government and so they became hated by certain groups here in the States.

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ProzacDeathWish wrote: One

ProzacDeathWish wrote:

 One interesting factoid ( if I remember correctly ) is that France has the largest population of Muslims in Europe.

I certainly don't embrace everything that France does but they aren't so much the "pussies" that American patriots portray them to be.  They refused to be a puppet of the US government and so they became hated by certain groups here in the States.

I agree.

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They did condemn it. I saw

They did condemn it. I saw that on 24 today. Ayrault said he disapproves and it was irresponsible but there's nothing they can do about it which is what I think any government would say.

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Disapproval and condemnation

Disapproval and condemnation are two different things.

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 ProzacDeathWish wrote:I

 

 

ProzacDeathWish wrote:

I certainly don't embrace everything that France does but they aren't so much the "pussies" that American patriots portray them to be. 

 

 

on that note, i highly recommend the film army of shadows. anyone who tries to say the french people acquitted themselves anyway less that honorably in the second world war is an ignorant prick.

 

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