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#1 Yakoub on 12.08.07 at 7:30 pm

1 in 5 Americans believe Sun revolves around the Earth, so perhaps this kind of thing isn’t so surprising.

#2 Michel Trudeau on 12.08.07 at 8:08 pm

If the man in this video was Arab or if it was a woman in a veil, would you be making fun of him like this?

This is racist and I ask that you remove it. Thanks.

Michel.

#3 T cell on 12.08.07 at 9:44 pm

don’t worry michel, you will get it right next time. Think of it as a learning experience. the earth is round and not flat, babies come from mommys and not from storks, and but Santa Claus does deliver presents on christmas day if you have been good all year.

Have you?

#4 Bertie on 12.08.07 at 10:28 pm

It\’s an easy mistake to make when you are under pressure and everyone is watching. I wonder how many of us would remember that the sun rotates around the earth if we were put in those circumstances?

#5 Étienne on 12.08.07 at 11:04 pm

I agree 100% with Michel.

I don’t have any reason to defend the man in the video but you need to realise that people are using this video as a slur against an entire race of people. If you click the link on the post it takes you to a site where the author is calling people stupid. Muslims of all people should know how dangerous this is and why we should stand up against injustice. French people have stood by Muslims for nearly 1,000 years and you shouldn’t allow yourselves to be used by the extreme right to attack your friends.

#6 Steve on 12.08.07 at 11:15 pm

French teachers spend more time striking than teaching obviously… no wonder French people believe that the US never got to the moon- maybe they think they landed on the sun…

The chap won 1,500 but the French tax system will take 1,400 of that!

#7 JDsg on 12.08.07 at 11:56 pm

This video is no more “racist” than the stumble three months ago by Miss Teen South Carolina 2007, who humiliated herself with her strange, rambling answer. Don’t want to look bad on TV? Don’t get on it in the first place.

#8 J'adore Henri on 12.09.07 at 12:25 am

Grow up.

It was a spoof. Henri is a famous French actor and this is a skit from a French comedy show.

#9 T cell on 12.09.07 at 8:47 am

“Muslims of all people should know how dangerous this is and why we should stand up against injustice. French people have stood by Muslims for nearly 1,000 years and you shouldn’t allow yourselves to be used by the extreme right to attack your friends.”

Muslim girls cannot wear hijab in French schools by law, 23% of French voted for the vichy stooge J Marie Le Pen, the current president called Muslim youth “scum”. 1000 years ago the French King Phillp the second was attacking Muslim lands in the third crusade, with his boyfriend, Richard of England.

Hmm friends indeed. We don’t need that type of “friendship”.

The only reason that Paris is a beautiful city is because you people surrendered to the Germans at the earliest opportunity and thereby avoided the Luftwaffe.

#10 Yusuf Smith on 12.09.07 at 8:48 am

As-Salaamu ‘alaikum

French people have stood by Muslims for nearly 1,000 years and you shouldn’t allow yourselves to be used by the extreme right to attack your friends.

Uh uh? You mean when they weren’t trampling over Muslim lands in Africa or molesting schoolgirls with their malicious hijab policy?

#11 Abdullah on 12.09.07 at 12:47 pm

Racist? You’ve got to be joking.

You would think the French of all the people in the world would recognise racism when they see it lol

#12 Amir on 12.09.07 at 2:49 pm

I wonder how many of us would remember that the sun rotates around the earth if we were put in those circumstances?

Yes, even high-pressure situations like posting on a blog can cause someone to get mixed up about this simple issue.. Right, Bertie?

#13 Shadower on 12.12.07 at 11:19 pm

Nothing beats Miss South Carolina, Jon Stewart had a field day with that lol.

Did anyone else hear a couple of people crack up in the audience when he went with ‘B’?

#14 Burnum on 12.13.07 at 6:03 pm

“This is racist and I ask that you remove it. Thanks.”

the French are a race?

#15 Kashmiri Nomad on 12.17.07 at 4:00 am

Austrolobe with a comedy video from the French version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” in which the participant does not know difference between the sun and the moon.

Islam And The West Accelerated Links For 16 December 2007

#16 bimsalabim on 12.20.07 at 2:32 pm

If a muslim were on, they would have known the correct answer right away. I mean gracious, look how many Nobel prize winners there are that come from your belief system. For example, there’s um, never mind….

#17 Burnum on 12.21.07 at 1:03 pm

bimsalabim, you didn’t look real hard. There’s Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat, Yasser Arafat, Shirin Ebadi, Muhammad Yunus, Mohamed ElBaradei, Ahmed H. Zewail, Naguib Mahfouz, Anwar Sadat, Rajendra K. Pachauri, V. S. Naipaul, Abdus Salam, Yasser Arafat, Orhan Pamuk, Ahmed Zewail, Har Gobind Khorana and there’s more but you get the picture.

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