Oh my God, is that a back bone I can see?

In a small French town the local Muslims asked the town to cancel the reading of a play by Votaire and then proceeded to have a protest about it all.


"This play … constitutes an insult to the entire Muslim community," said a letter to the mayor of Saint-Genis-Pouilly, signed by Said Akhrouf, a French-born cafe owner of Moroccan descent and three other Islamic activists representing Muslim associations. They demanded the performance be cancelled.


So what did the mayor do?


Instead, Mayor Hubert Bertrand called in police reinforcements to protect the theater. On the night of the December reading, a small riot broke out involving several dozen people and youths who set fire to a car and garbage cans. It was "the most excitement we’ve ever had down here," says the socialist mayor.


My word a socialist with a spine, and French to boot, who would have figured. 

Hat tip: LGF 

 


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