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751 Places in France that Non-Muslims Shouldn’t Go. July 18, 2010

Posted by tkcollier in Geopolitics, Religion.
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What other country in the world has a government-sponsored website dedicated to 751 areas that non-Muslims should not go?

These areas are occupied by about 8 % of the population, or 5 million people.

They are called Zones Urbaines Sensibles in French, meaning Sensitive Urban Zones. The list in French, with both street addresses and maps, all in PDF, can be found here:

List of 751 No-Go Areas for non-Muslims in France

The boundaries in red are the places where non-Muslims musn’t go, as they are so dangerous that even the French police, fire, ambulance, and rescue services are reluctant, unwilling, or incapable of going.

via Crazy Islam: Europe No More.

8 Insights Into The French March 25, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Humor, Lifestyle.
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A Guide to the French. Handle With Care. – New York Times

After 5 and-a -half years as the NY Times Paris correspondent, these are the 8 insights for us non-French citizens of the planet. (more…)

Best Bread Baker in Paris is Tunisian March 20, 2008

Posted by tkcollier in Business, Food.
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A Visit with Best Bread Baker in Paris
The baker with Tunisian parents will have close ties to the President with Hungarian roots and an Italian-born wife. As the officially maker of the best baguette in Paris, he is entitled to be the exclusive caterer to Sarkozy’s Elysee Palace for one year. “We’re not talking much,” says Bouabsa,” maybe around 20 baguettes a day.” Then he starts to laugh a bit hysterically thinking about Carla Bruni biting into his luscious bread. “Not bad, not bad at all.” (more…)

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