Racist Soup Update. Note why the soup is being banned: because of fear of “angry reactions.” Now it is entirely possible that this group intends to exclude both Muslims and Jews from its charity by serving this soup, but consider two things: which group is more likely to need, and to take advantage of, charitable handouts in France, and which group is more likely to break out in “angry reactions” if it perceives it has been insulted?
From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
PARIS – A top French judge ruled that an extreme-right group cannot serve pork soup to the needy, saying the charitable handouts aim to discriminate against Muslims and Jews who don’t eat pork because of their faith.
Judge Christian Vigouroux of the Council of State, the country’s highest administrative body, said late Friday that such giveaways by the far-right group Solidarity of the French threaten public order.
His ruling approved a decision by Paris police to refuse permits to the group on the grounds that such handouts could spark angry reactions.