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Pauline Marois loses riding then resigns, as Quebec Liberals hand Parti Québécois a stunning defeat
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MONTREAL — She campaigned on a promise to rid the public sector of employees wearing hijabs, but in the end it was Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois who was shown the door by voters Monday — and with a slam.




French Muslims Demand Group Ban After Mosque Attack
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The French Muslim Council (CFCM) urged the government on Monday to ban a far-right group that occupied a mosque on Saturday and issued a “declaration of war” against what it called the Islamization of France.




French PM Calls on Muslims and Jews to Renounce Halal and Kosher Slaughter
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PARIS, March 5 (Reuters)- France’s prime minister urged Muslims and Jews to consider scrapping their halal and kosher slaughter laws on Monday as President Nicolas Sarkozy and his allies stepped up their efforts to woo far-right voters.




French Far-right Star Compares Praying Muslims to Nazis
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European Loonieness keeps marching on. Instead of focusing on combating the anti-Muslim sentiment raging in France they French elite chose to focus on the 500 women who wear Niqab. Go figure!




Does anyone profit from spreading anti-Muslim fear? Some do
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That’s how many dollars Emerson’s for-profit company – Washington-based SAE Productions – collected in 2008 for researching alleged ties between American Muslims and overseas terrorism.




French MP says failure to ban veil in UK has ‘opened the door to terrorism’
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The architect of France’s burka ban has accused Britain of “losing the battle against Islamic extremism” by failing to introduce one of its own.




Harvest of Anger
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Burning books is a lousy idea. Heinrich Heine, the German poet, foresaw the worst early in the 19th century: “Where they burn books, in the end they will also burn people.” Less than a decade separated the Nazi book burning of 1933 from the crematoria of the Final Solution.




Mark Olmsted: Se Habla Fear: Monolingualism and Its Discontents
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I find it highly amusing to keep hearing the leaders of Tea Party America hold up Western European Social Democracy as the type of society we must avoid becoming at all costs. What is it, exactly, they find so horrific? The universal health care? The excellent public transportation? Four weeks of vacation a year?