|I'm a little confused here. This is news from 2006? Can you provide any details or, I don't know, maybe a link to a news story? Did Sarkozy and the Fifth Republic ban the play? Was it Chirac? Or is the news story a reference to the Saint-Genis-Pouilly, France trouble back in '05? Of course, if you want to call something that happened in 2005 news, why not go back to 1993-4 when the play was banned in Geneva, Switzerland (Tariq was very much involved in that incident BTW) ? |
AFAIK, Tariq Ramadan is not very well regarded by the French. If he was successful in causing the French government to ban a Voltaire play, then I want more and better details. I have a hard time believing the French banning one of their own at the urgings of a Swiss (?) citizen.
(edited to add the following: I looked and looked and can't find anything regarding Voltaire being banned in France. I did find this WSJ article that seems to show the French and the town of Saint-Genis-Pouilly staging the play in 2005 despite the Muslim protests. Seems more of an example of French courage to me. C'est la vie. http://uniset.ca/terr/news/wsj_voltaire_mohammed.html)
(Edited by Joshua C on 12/27, 9:14am)