Friday, January 05, 2007

Just Because I Thought It Was Funny

I read this over on Yahoo News looking for some kind of confirmation that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is dead.

A French court ruled Tuesday that an organization with far-right links can continue offering pork soup to the homeless, rejecting police complaints that the food distribution was racist.

Police banned the soup kitchen last month, arguing that the handouts discriminated against Jews and Muslims who do not eat pork on religious grounds.

The administrative court said the distribution was "clearly discriminatory," but could not be stopped because the organizers offered to feed anyone who asked for help.

The mayor of Paris condemned the ruling and urged the police to appeal the ruling.

"Faced by this initiative which stinks of xenophobia, I want once again to express city hall's desire to fight all forms of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism," mayor Bertrand Delanoe said in a statement.

The food handouts are organized by a nationalist group called Solidarity of the French (SDF). It says its "pig soup," which uses pork fat for stock, is country fare much loved by French traditionalists.

"No-one has ever been able to prove that anyone has been refused soup or clothes on the grounds of their religion or race," SDF lawyer Frederic Pichon told France Info radio after Tuesday's court decision.

The real Soup Nazi! No soup for you!!


f mcdonald said...

Why would anyone ever write fiction when there is just so much good material laying around in the real world?

Oh wait, I forgot about the escape factor. Never mind.

Rocketeer said...

Soooo....let me get this straight -you're hungry, and I offer you a cup of soup. And when you turn it down screaming "RACISM," it's evidence of my flawed character?

BostonMaggie said...

So, you admit you are flawed? Good. This is the first step. Relax on the couch and tell me about your childhood.