Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Le Pen

France's le Pen, in a single statement managed to make a remark that was bith anti-Semetic and anti-Muslim. THAT is a real skill. The NY Times writes in a story about the recent school torching in France that "Jean-Marie Le Pen, the head of the far-right National Front, who has been accused by opponents of being anti-Semitic as well as racist against the influx of Muslim immigrants to France, said in a statement that the government had overreacted to the school fire. He called the new measures against anti-Semitism "laughable," adding: "There is no rise in anti-Semitism in France. There are the inevitable effects of an untamed immigration"."