Andrew Bolt:Â Eating the host out of house and home
The balls of Allah
News from France’s undeclared civil war:
Any football match in France before whichÂ the country’s national anthem is booedÂ will now be “immediately stopped”, French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot said Wednesday after meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The dramatic move followed the booing of “La Marseillaise” during France’s 3-1 friendly win over Tunisia at the Stade de France in Paris on Tuesday.
In fact, some games may be cancelled permanently as just too dangerous or provocative:Â
Bernard Laporte, the ministerial secretary of state for sport, told Radio Monte Carlo he would suggest that France no longer play friendlies against North African countries following similar problems in recent years against Algeria and Morocco – like Tunisia, once former colonies of France.
So who is doing this mass-booing of the French national anthem?:
Many of the 60,000 crowd on Tuesday were Tunisian – friendlies against North African sides traditionally attract widespread support from sizeable immigrant communities in and around the French capital.
Oh. And note how these immigrants treat those of their community who side with the country that’s given them a new home – and the social security with it:
Some booed when the names of the French players were read out over the PA system before kickoff, reaching a crescendo for Hatem Ben Arfa, born in France to Tunisian parents and who opted to play for the country of his birth despite overtures from the Tunisian Federation.
Meanwhile, in other news from the front:
A John Travolta film due to be shot in one of France’s most notorious suburban estates has been called off afterÂ arsonists torched ten production vehicles overnight.
The first scene of director Luc Besson’s latest movie From Paris With Love, starring Travolta, was meant to begin in Les Bosquets de Montfermeil â€“ a tinderbox housing project near the epicentre of nationwide suburban riots that swept through France in 2005.
Excitement over the Travolta shoot had been palpable in the drab, high-immigrant citÃ©…
Hours after the blaze in Montfermeil, gendarmes launched a massive raid on another troubled estate in Vitry-le-FranÃ§ois, in eastern France, arresting 25 suspects. In June youths went on the rampage causing 500,000 pounds in damage and injuring several police officers.
By “youths”, of course, the reporter means somethingÂ more specificÂ but too dangerous to mention.