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French Deportation of Gypsies: Right or Totally Wrong?

When I first read the news about France beginning the deportation of Roma Gypsies, my initial thought may have been a bit too reactionary, as I wanted to title this post, "Did the Nazis Ever Leave France: Let the Gypsy … Read More

By / August 19, 2010

When I first read the news about France beginning the deportation of Roma Gypsies, my initial thought may have been a bit too reactionary, as I wanted to title this post, "Did the Nazis Ever Leave France: Let the Gypsy Deportation Begin," but then thought that taking a rational look at the matter might do me some good. Sure, Anti-Semitism in France is on the rise, but does that really have anything to do with this matter?  Probably not (let’s hope), but I fear it could be part of a new rise of European xenophobia that could effect the "bigger picture," I.e. Jews, Israeli relations, immigrants; or is it simply a practical idea to control what the French government says  are issues with illegal trafficking, prostitution, and child exploitation within the (illegal) Roma camps?

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