EUROPEAN INTIFADA POLITICS
Well, once again it supposedly politically incorrect language becomes a reason for violence:
An article by Jean-François Mattei, entitled “Violences urbaines, crescendo dans la barbarie” (”Urban violence, crescendo in cruelty”) blames the French state for mishandling the riots and notes “banalisation de la violence” (”vulgarization of violence”) and the “trahison de la langue” (”treason of the language”) used by Sarkozy.
But Mattei states that Sarkozy used the words “delinquents” (”delinquents”), “provocateurs” (”agitators”), and “racaille” (”rabble”). More specifically, “racaille” translates as riffraff – a “mauvaise personne” (”bad person”).
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Publisher - 11/4/2005
Yesterday, I pointed out that the BBC incorrectly quoted French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy as calling the Paris rioters “scum.” Well, the Beeb has now edited its wording – but still blames Sarkozy for inflaming the riots.
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