"Identity Soup" In France


A group of French nativists are feeding the homeless of Paris with soup made using pork. According to the New York Times the recipe for the soup includes smoked bacon, pig's ears, feet, and tails combined with vegetables and sausages. The group also includes cheese, dessert and a glass of red wine with each meal. Evidently, the idea is to send yet another message that Muslims and Jews (non-pork eaters) are not welcome in France.

It is certainly a churlish and mean-spirited gesture, but does the French government really need to try to close down the soup kitchen citing the "discriminatory nature of the soup"?