France to ban prophet film protests


Irish Examiner
September 19, 2012

France’s prime minister said today that a planned demonstration by people angry over a film produced in the United States which insults the Prophet Mohammed will not be allowed to go ahead.

Jean-Marc Ayrault said organisers of Saturday’s protest against the film Innocence Of Muslims will not receive police authorisation.

Mr Ayrault told French radio RTL today: “There’s no reason for us to let a conflict that doesn’t concern France come into our country. We are a republic that has no intention of being intimidated by anyone.”

A wave of protest has swept some Muslim countries over the amateurish video posted online. The total number of deaths linked to unrest over the film is at least 28.

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Well, that certainly doesn’t seem very “democratic” or “free”.  But if protestors are running amok like rabid animals, causing harm and destroying property I can understand the desire to put a lid on it.  And France does know what it’s like to have a specific ethnic group run amok on her streets.
When you think about it, only weak-minded people allow others to get under their skin.  I can’t believe the Muslim world cares what some moron from Cerritos and whomever his backers are, intelligence or not, thinks of them. 

Bryan

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