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  • I was much moved this morning when I read Jaga's account of his attendance of the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in Berlin, and of the tragedy which befell his family.

    Obviously this resonates with the events in South West France, when a gunman kills Jewish schoolchildren, after having only a few weeks before gunned down soldiers of North African and African origin.

    France, often looked upon as a torch bearer of civilised values has often disappointed. Its current president, himself a man of different ethnic background has often belittled foreigners in his speeches, and whilst campaigning, has suggested that the biggest threat to France was ... halal meat! Muslims praying in public, reminds him of Hitler Youths on the rampage. His own Interior Minister Claude Guéant has declared that:
    "TOUTES LES CIVILISATIONS NE SONT PAS EGALES." All civilisations are not equal. And France is a melting pot of possibly all the civilisations on this planet!

    And Marine Le Pen is a close third in the polls...
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