Hatred Is the Only Thing That Keeps Us Together

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  1. No, no, no! The antisemites were against the war! Mobs of far-right French people are joining with mobs to French Muslims to hang Jews from lamp poles! Andrew Sullivan told me so!

  2. What a strange combination.

  3. The enemy of my enemy is my friend … or something like that.

  4. Quelle surprise! Acts of violence are daily directed against Jews in France, but you can count on the French press to tackle the big story – a bunch of freaks spewing hatred on-line!

    And they don’t even carry today’s proclamation from the French-IrakiensFriendship committee (an odd mix of leftists, centrists including Sadaam’s biographer) calling for the immediate liberation of Tariq Aziz among other nice Husseinien henchman.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61915-2003Jul15.html

  5. it is fucking sickening how someone like joe can construe this to mean that anti-semitism and violence against jews is not occuring in france. does mr. walker have any evidence of “pro-isreal” extremists beating the shit out of muslims or burning down their mosques?

  6. One could easily review the threads of Reason over the last year and declare that radicals left and right are joining up to bash both Jews and Arabs.
    Meanwhile, actual acts of violence against Jews in France goes underreported.

  7. Godwin’s Law aside— Hitler and Stalin had a non-agression pact, despite the former’s deep hatred of communism. Hit and Runners and libertarians realize it was just a couple of totalitarians (or authoritarians if you prefer) agreeing on dividing up Europe “in the event of territorial rearrangements”.
    Are the Neo-Nazis and Jews similarly being strange bedfellows due to their shared ethnocentric or theocentric prejudices?
    Incidentally, Can you call Godwin’s law on someone who is comparing NEo-Nazis to Nazis? That doesn’t seem fair…

  8. I can think of one “pro-isreal” extremist who also thinks history is controlled by a cabal of Jewish bankers. And while he isn’t beating the shit out of anyone personally, he’s busily praying for God to kill off several Supreme Court justices, and has in the past applauded hurrican damage to the U.S. as punishment for George Bush I’s support for the Oslo process.

    And here in the Bible Belt, we’ve got plenty of redneck Likudniks who want Israel to push her border to the Euphrates, but also believe that “God Almighty does not hear the prayers of a Jew.”

  9. Quelle surprise! Acts of violence are daily directed against Jews in France, but you can count on the French press to tackle the big story – a bunch of freaks spewing hatred on-line!

    Reuters is French?

  10. Reuters is French?
    They’re reporting on a French study, dumbass.

  11. So “the French press” means “French people who are not part of the press”?

    And he calls me dumbass…

  12. No, it means a French study, appeared first in the French press and then was picked up by Reuters. Got it?

  13. Talking about France is as pointless as talking about Canada

  14. Is that Dumbass p?re or Dumbass fils?

  15. There have been numerous stories about alliances between Neo-Nazi groups and Muslim groups against Jews, particulalry in Germany. Not that you’d find any of that information here.

  16. I remember reading something a little while ago about Neo-Nazis and other European right-wing extremists making common cause with radical Islamists against Jews. Now I suspect it’s only a matter of time before extremist Jews and Arabs get together to wage a multi-party holy war against the skinheads.

    This is all getting quite confusing, but in a perverse way, it’s pretty funny. Anyone know if Jerry Springer can take some time off his campaign to put these guys on a show? Or maybe Vince McMahon can put them all in a colossal steel cage match and let God/Yahweh/Allah sort them out.

  17. All we need are some juicy sex scenes and we have ourselves the next Tom Robbins novel.

  18. There have been numerous stories about alliances between Neo-Nazi groups and Muslim groups against Jews, particulalry in Germany. Not that you’d find any of that information here.

    I’m more interested in linking to stories that aren’t already well-known and which don’t fit into convenient political narratives. Like anon@5:40, I look forward to the day we learn that Islamists and ultra-Likudniks are teaming up against the skinheads.

  19. Who are you calling dumbass?

  20. How does one “crackdown on racism” as Chirac said? That sounds kind of like code for “if you make disparaging remarks about a particular ethnic group we’ll find you and arrest you”(no i’m not defending racists just their right to say what they want). Isn’t there some stupid law against making racist or offenses in France…or maybe I’m thinking of somewhere else?

  21. that’s supposed to be offensive comments not offenses…its late

  22. Of course, I’d never disparage someone’s opinion about foreign policy just because some anti-semites share that opinion. Only an ass would do something like that.

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