Monday, February 22, 2010

Dirty Pool

The regional election campaigns in a number of places have featured low blows, but the storm that has erupted in Ile-de-France over the candidacy of Ali Soumaré stands out. Soumaré heads the PS list in Val-d'Oise, and the UMP has somehow got hold of his alleged* criminal record and is attempting to use it to discredit him, along with a few choice remarks such as the characterization of Soumaré by UMP mayor Francis Delattre as "un joueur de réserve du PSG," a remark that the PS has called racist.



*Soumaré admits to one juvenile offense:
M. Soumaré dément, en privé, être l'auteur de certains des délits cités par M. Delattre. "Plusieurs des faits dont il est fait état par les auteurs des communiqués ne figurent pas dans le casier judiciaire d'Ali Soumaré", indique son avocat, Jean-Pierre Mignard. Ne figure dans son casier que la condamnation du 9 décembre 2002 pour "vol aggravé" commis en 1999 et pour lequel il y a "probablement prescription", affirme l'avocat.

2 comments:

MYOS said...

Art, it's well known all African-French men are all criminals or athletes...
(tongue in cheek - I can't believe such things can be said. I'm reading about the 70s in the US and it sounds like that period...)

Other than that, sorry to repeat myself, but I find that extremely worrisome: the topic "Mediterranean Cultures in Interaction" is replaced with "Christian Europe" in the history curriculum, plus, Islam would only be studied in L and ES (...under issues related to terrorism!!)
http://classes.blogs.liberation.fr/soule/2010/02/de-gaulle-in-islam-out-.html

http://www.rue89.com/%5Bblogid%5D/2010/02/18/le-monde-musulman-pourrait-sortir-des-cours-de-seconde-138880

and, sent by a friend:
http://www.cahiers-pedagogiques.com/spip.php?article6702

Hady Ba said...

Is'nt the guy in the picture Mr Dolium?