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Saturday, February 04, 2017
Charles de Gaulle on Muslims
"L’Islam est aussi dangereux dans un homme, que la rage l’est dans un chien. »
Charles de Gaulle « Essayez d’intégrer de l’huile et du vinaigre. Agitez la bouteille. Au bout d’un moment, ils se sépareront de nouveau. Les musulmans sont des musulmans, les Français sont des Français. Si nous faisions l’intégration, mon village ne s’appellerait plus Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, mais Colombey-les-Deux-Mosquée. » (Entretien avec Alain Peyrefitte du 5 mars 1959)". Cited in Thomas DelTombe, L'Islam imaginaire: La Construction médiatique de l'silamophobie en France, 1975-2005 (Paris: La Découverte, 2005).
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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