Thursday, October 16, 2008

Booing the Marsellaise: A French Soccer Scandal or an American MSM Reporting Scandal?

Tunisian singer Amina sings the Tunisian anthem before a soccer match between France and Tunisia. She is watched by Laam, a singer of Tunisian origin who, while singing the French national anthem was booed by fans at the stadium.
Christophe Ena / AP

A note from Radarsite: We are in a war with Islam. This is not my personal opinion, it is stated fact. Fact clearly stated and recorded by the Islamic leaders themselves. However, our increasingly vulnerable Western world is conflicted about the credibility of the evidence of this purported conflict: half of the Western world refuses to even call it a war; and half of these folks refuse to acknowledge that there is any problem involved with the steady encroachment of Muslims into our Western world, particularly into that European Western world. That is, they refuse to acknowledge any existential threats to the European host countries brought on by these unchecked massive waves of unassimilating anti-Western Muslims. The only problems they are willing to address are the problems faced by these poor misunderstood immigrants, who have been shut out of the mainstream of their newly adopted countries. On this issue, they will heroically man the embattled ramparts of their leftist dreams-gone-sour. They will loudly decry the insensitivity of the native population to the needs of these all-but-disenfranchised victims.

These are the very same delusional multiculturalists on the left who allowed this deadly serpent into their nest, into our nests. And if we continue to listen to their arguments and denials we will most assuredly lose this battle for our very survival as a people, as a culture.

To understand the mindset that opposes us we need only read what they write. And they love to write. They may not love to think, and they may not love their countries, but they love to write.

For example, read the Time story below. Listen for that smug, self-satisfied superior tone. That cynical and ironical dismissiveness with which this major national fiasco is treated. France's national anthem is loudly booed at a major sporting event. Booed by these very Muslim immigrants who the left is so eager to defend. Catch the sneering tone of the author as he describes France's shocked but comical officials "falling over one another to express outrage" over the harmless actions of "some rambunctious soccer fans". That's what he would have us believe we are dealing with here -- merely some rambunctious soccer fans. "But those remedies may be missing the cause of the problem," our enlightener graciously informs us. "Most of the booing came not from visiting Tunisians, but from fans born and raised in France. Such booing has come to be used by ethnic-Arab French soccer fans to protest the racial, social and economic discrimination suffered by those not fortunate enough to be among the stars of les Bleus". [bold emphasis mine] He continues, "...booing France's anthem has become an effective tactic for drawing attention away from the largely black and Arab faces that defend France's honor on the soccer field, and back to the communities from which they come in the decrepit housing projects surrounding the Stade de France and other suburban stadia".

In other words, this vile public defilement of the Marsellaise by French Arabs is really a slight thing, hardly worth all the fuss. And anyway, the anger and discontent that seethes in France's immigrant communities is France's fault.

I am an American with at best mixed feelings about the French. But I am nonetheless outraged. I am outraged by the global significance of the incident itself, but I am even more outraged by this blatant MSM leftist bias, this liberal refusal to see the peril that they have brought upon their own countries and their own people. Until we can confront these elitist traitors in our midst we will continue losing ground -- quite literally -- to our Muslim enemies. And, make no mistake about it, Islam is indeed our sworn enemy.

Read the Time article below and note how the author ends his disingenuous essay with a little good-natured joke about a white Frenchman who always booes the national anthem because he thinks it's funny. But, then again, losing your national identity -- once again --is pretty funny, isn't it? Especially funny for those noble ancestors of the Vichy French.- rg


Booing the Marsellaise: A French Soccer Scandal
By Bruce Crumley / Paris
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008

The stock market is tanking again; a global recession looms; and intelligence services report that al-Qaeda is stronger and more determined to strike than ever. But Wednesday found the leaders of France with a more important crisis to confront: the excruciating insult of hearing France's national anthem lustily jeered by the crowd at the opening of a France-Tunisia friendly match in Paris the previous night.

The impact of a few hundred fans booing and whistling during the playing of La Marseillaise, traditional before an international match, could be measured by the outpouring of rage from scandalized French politicians. They were falling over one another to express outrage and find effective sanctions against those responsible, and deterrence against any recurrence. Ironically, it took the politicians longer to give coherent expression to their anger over the greed-driven global financial crisis than it did to excoriate some rambunctious soccer fans.

Leading the way was President Nicolas Sarkozy, who'd been infuriated by "scandalous incidents that occurred at the Stade de France" and had summoned the head of the nation's soccer federation for a carpeting. Sarkozy's biggest complaint: that official's failed to simply cancel Tuesday's match after the anthem was jeered ahead of the kick-off — a move that would have sent 60,000 well-behaved fans packing simply because a tiny minority had decided to push the patriotic buttons of France's leaders. From now on, however, France's players are under orders to take their ball and go home at the first sound of a raspberry when the band plays La Marseillaise. (That may work in a friendly fixture, but in a World Cup qualifier or any other competitive match France would risk a forfeit by such an action.)

But Sarkozy was just getting started. Following a virtual crisis meeting between the President and concerned cabinet members, Health and Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin grimly declared the decision had been taken that "any match during which our national anthem is whistled will be stopped immediately". And when that happens during friendly matches, she intoned, such fixtures against "the country concerned will be suspended for a period yet to be determined" — though that risks leaving France with no one to play with should booing suddenly become a pre-game fad here. Worse still: French Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie on Wednesday night announced she'd ordered video footage of crowd shots be used to identify booers as evidence to try perpetrators in a court case for bringing "insult to the national anthem". So much for liberte.

But those remedies may be missing the cause of the problem. Most of the booing came not from visiting Tunisians, but from fans born and raised in France. Such booing has come to be used by ethnic-Arab French soccer fans to protest the racial, social and economic discrimination suffered by those not fortunate enough to be among the stars of les Bleus. It's hardly coincidental that previous outbreaks of anthem booing (and resulting expressions of indignation by politicians) occurred before a France-Algeria match in 2001, a France-Morocco game in 2007, and a 2002 French Cup final orchestrated by fans of pro club Bastia, who defiantly played up Corsica's reputation as being France's non-Arab "enemy within".

The Corsican exception apart, booing France's anthem has become an effective tactic for drawing attention away from the largely black and Arab faces that defend France's honor on the soccer field, and back to the communities from which they come in the decrepit housing projects surrounding the Stade de France and other suburban stadia. On Tuesday night, the protest carried a sharper edge, given the fact that the anthem was being sung by Franco-Tunisian R'n'B artist Laam, whose own childhood was marked by poverty and hardship.

But if the whistling during the anthem was a form of protest, the perpetrators would have awoken disappointed on Wednesday, as they found themselves subjected to a torrent of outrage. "Those who want to [jeer] a national anthem should be banned from the matches they've come to watch," scolded French Prime Minister François Fillon.

"Let's just stop organizing these kinds of matches so these kinds of people will be deprived their team," added secretary of state for sports Bernard Laporte, former coach of France's national rugby team that has also been the target of some Bronx cheering lately. "We can no longer tolerate French players being [booed] incessantly, or the Marseillaise being [jeered]."

Given that the very purpose of the boo-boys is to get under the skin of French officialdom, a more effective response may be to feign indifference in order to rob the slight of its intended impact. In fact, a significant portion of the booing has little to do with politics at all — it's the reaction of white French soccer fans to the parlous state of the national team, and failure of an unresponsive establishment to rectify it by firing the widely loathed national coach, Raymond Domenech.

"I always boo La Marseillaise, just for the fun of watching the tight-asses wig out," says a 38 year-old, long-time, lilywhite French football fan who asked to be identified only as 'Foot-ex' in order to avoid any retribution. "It's harmless, but effective. Just look at the reaction today. You'd have thought the economic crisis had gone away!"


  1. Across Europe the male minority have been harrassing native women calling them whores and 70% of rapes were committed by the minority.


    «In Norway and Sweden, journalist Fjordman warns of a rape epidemic. Police Inspector Gunnar Larsen stated that the steady increase of rape-cases and the link to ethnicity are clear, unmistakable trends. Two out of three persecutions for rape in Oslo are immigrants with a non-Western background and 80 percent of the victims are Norwegian women.»

    «In Sweden, according to translator for Jihad Watch, Ali Dashti, Gang rapes, usually involving Muslim immigrant males and native Swedish girls, have become commonplace. A few weeks ago she said, Five Kurds brutally raped a 13-year-old Swedish girl.»

  3. Radarsite - I understand yr arguement but have a problem with the sentence about the Islamic leaders 'in their own words'. That is v selective, sure some have declared war, we all, or at least we all should know, of UBL's declaration of war in 98 - but most have not and as far as I can tell, and I mix in some Muslim circles, most do not take that view even in private. I agree the French anthem should not have been booed. matters

  4. This is their own doing. When you bring in immigrants who don't want or will not assimulate into the culture, you will get this type of behavior.

    Expect to see more and more of this all over Europe.

  5. I can only add, maybe this will wake up the French. The fact that a massive fight didn't break out speaks volumes about the cowardice of the French.

    Can you imagine if this had happened here with our National Anthym?

    Gary Fouse

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