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Court rules pork soup kitchen not racist January 2, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Jews, Muslims, Racism, Racist.
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A FRENCH court has ruled that an organisation with far-right links can continue offering pork soup to the homeless, rejecting police complaints that the food distribution was racist.

Police banned the soup kitchen last month, arguing that the handouts discriminated against Jews and Muslims who do not eat pork on religious grounds.

The administrative court said the distribution was “clearly discriminatory”, but could not be stopped because the organisers offered to feed anyone who asked for help.

The mayor of Paris condemned the ruling and urged the police to appeal the ruling.

“Faced by this initiative which stinks of xenophobia, I want once again to express city hall’s desire to fight all forms of discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism,” mayor Bertrand Delanoe said.

The food handouts are organised by a nationalist group called Solidarity of the French (SDF). It says its “pig soup”, which uses pork fat for stock, is country fare much loved by French traditionalists.

“No-one has ever been able to prove that anyone has been refused soup or clothes on the grounds of their religion or race,” SDF lawyer Frederic Pichon said on France Info radio.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: News.com.au

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