Traditional Jew Hatred
Bill Quick

Public Pressure for French Hamlet to Change Its Name from “La-Mort-aux-Juifs,” or “Death to Jews”

“It’s ridiculous. This name has always existed,” Marie-Elizabeth Secretand told AFP.

“No one has anything against the Jews, of course. It doesn’t surprise me that this is coming up again,” she added.

It kinda doesn’t surprise me that it’s “coming up again” either. Matter fact, I also won’t be surprised if it keeps coming up still more in the future.

This is a tiny place — just a farm and two houses. That’s why few have noticed the town’s name is, no I’m serious about this, “Death to Jews.” That’s not some kind of mistranslation, and there is no alternate meaning.

Via Le Monde (translated):

“To change the name would require a decision of the municipal council, but this would stun me,” [the mayor] said further. “Why change a name which started in the Middle Ages, or even further back? We must respect these old names.”

“Hear, hear!” said the mayor of the neighboring village, Hitler-Had-A-Point-You-Know.

I’m pretty fond of the village named “The Cowardly French Choke On Dead Donkey Dicks” myself.  That’s always been sort of a Frog tradition, too.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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