December 27, 2003


Already excluded by the Americans, the French are now being shafted by the Shiites:

A Shiite cleric called Friday for an Iraqi boycott of French products in protest at France's decision to ban Islamic headscarves and other religious insignia from schools.

"We condemn the French government's decision prohibiting the Islamic veil and we demand the liberty that France says it embodies," Sayyed Amer al-Husseini told some 10,000 worshippers in the Shiite-populated Baghdad Sadr City district.

"We encourage a boycott of French products and call on Muslims in France to continue wearing the veil," he said in a sermon at the main weekly Muslim prayers.

They lost the war, they lost the peace, and now -- to quote Kucinich-supporting Ms. Raitt -- they’re three time losers.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 27, 2003 01:03 AM

thought I would never say this but, I kinda feel a pinch of pity for ol' Chiraq..

Here he is after two years of slogging it out with the West, culling favor from the Muslim world for his "courageous" resistance, only to lose it all over those stupid head blankets..

shows you how futile the appeasement game really is...

Posted by: Arvin at December 27, 2003 at 01:11 AM

France will become the first Islamic Nuclear Power. Bet on it!!!

Posted by: nofixedabode at December 27, 2003 at 04:39 AM

Pakistan has the bomb
Best France can do is come in second

Posted by: Papertiger at December 27, 2003 at 06:00 AM

nuclear capabilities is what they need to defend themselves... we have them, Israel has nuclear bombs, why not them?

Posted by: tony at December 27, 2003 at 03:15 PM