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August 28, 2010

Adapt or die

Vive la France.

Un: Nicolas Sarkozy to foreign-born French: Target police and lose your citizenship.

A sweeping and blunt proposal by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to strip French citizenship from persons of foreign origin who endanger police is bringing storms of protest by minority groups and the opposition who accuse the president of a new low in playing the race and ethnic card to appeal to the French far right.

Because minority groups always protest in the streets to defend their right to target police.

Deux: French proposal would strip naturalized citizens of nationality if convicted of serious crimes.

France's immigration minister says he's amending a bill to allow the government to strip naturalized French citizens of their nationality if they commit crimes punishable by five or more years in prison.

Eric Besson says he will also propose that repeat offenders born in France to foreign parents could be denied French citizenship.

Trois: France's crackdown on Romas continues, hundreds deported.

France today deported hundreds more Roma in defiance of growing domestic and international criticism of its crackdown on travelling minorities. Two specially chartered planes carrying Roma men, women and children left Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport and Lyon in east-central France and touched down in Bucharest mid-afternoon. "The police told us we could choose between leaving now, on our own accord, or be expelled by force later," said one young Roma man, who declined to be identified. "So we agreed to leave."

"Travelling minorities" should win a Marxist euphemism award of some kind. Then the writer should be shot dead.

Khat: Foreign-born polygamists to be stripped of French citizenship.

President Nicolas Sarkozy and his cabinet will meet next week to discuss how stripping citizenship from foreign-born nationals who practise polygamy and female genital mutilation. According to press reports, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux will also propose withdrawing all welfare benefits from men who have more than one wife.

If England or America had done any of this, the Left would have an embolism. Which would be a plus.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 28, 2010 07:58 AM