France Expels Girl To Kosovo After Class Trip

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Protestors express the same outside the Church of Scientology in France. Newser.com. France Scientology: Labeled a “fraud” by France’s high court. Protestors express the same outside the Church of Scientology in France. Though recognized as a formal religion in the United States and elsewhere, the practice of Scientology has just been branded as a scam and a racket in France, despite cries of religious discrimination, reports the AFP via Yahoo! News on Oct. 16. There are approximately 45,000 Scientologists in France. The obtuse religion, founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, came under fire in the European country when five former members charged the organization with coercing them into spending thousands of dollars on required reading material, questionable services and Church merchandise. The Church was initially found guilty of commercial harassment, and on appeal the charge has stood. Church officials are not happy that their easily misunderstood religion has been declared fraudulent. Scientology is a worldwide religious movement practiced in 184 nations. Its bona fide rights of its members to practice their faith unimpeded by government interference have been acknowledged by the high courts of many nations, including unanimous decisions by the European Court of Human Rights, a statement from the French Church of Scientology after the verdict reads. The conviction carried a fine of 600,000 Euros ($820,000 dollars), in addition to the Church losing any foothold as it attempts to become a recognized religion in France.

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The Dibrani family fled Kosovo about five years ago because they are Roma, or Gypsies, and faced discrimination and few opportunities, according to French activist Jean-Jacques Boy, who works with immigrant families in the Doubs region in eastern France, where the family lived. The Interior Ministry said the family’s application for asylum had been rejected, so it no longer had the right to stay in France. The ministry said the family repeatedly refused to leave, so police detained the father and expelled him to Kosovo on Oct. 8. Police detained the mother and five of their children Oct. 9, but Leonarda was away on a school field trip. The ministry says police met the girl’s school bus when it returned from the trip later that day. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault ordered an investigation into how she was taken into custody and said that if any violations are found, the family will be brought back to France and their case will be further examined. The association Education Without Frontiers Network said the expulsion was a setback for their efforts to keep children living in the country illegally in school and to protect them from police intervention. Conservatives defended the expulsion, saying police were enforcing the law. But France’s education minister said schools should offer sanctuary, not expose children to arrest. The expelled father, Reshat Dibrani, said he has yet to announce to his family that France doesn’t want them.

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“In terms of our attacking play, our presence in front of goal, we had an enormous amount of possession. We could have scored more as we created a lot of chances.” After five matches without scoring, major doubts were raised about Deschamps’ team, but the turnaround has been spectacular since the dire first half against Belarus last month. France woke up in that game and went on to win 4-2, then thrashed Australia 6-0 on Friday night. “We are much more in control than we were before,” Deschamps said. “The players are in really good shape at the moment, as well. I hope nothing happens to any of them and that they’ll all be here next month.” In the past two games, Giroud and Benzema have scored twice – with Giroud also contributing to France’s second goal on Tuesday night when his header led to an own goal – while Ribery has been simply unstoppable. “All of the forwards showed good movement,” Deschamps said. “They have a lot of freedom in attack and their understanding was generally very good.” Having won the treble with Bayern Munich last season, Ribery says he wants to win the Golden Ball and is clearly on a mission. He scored twice against Belarus, netted one and set up three against Australia, and almost tore the back of the net out with a fantastic early strike against Finland. He then set up Benzema’s goal late on after some sublime trickery and a perfectly weighted cross from the left. “He’s in top form, he’s full of confidence and you can see it,” Deschamps said. “He’s always been an influential player, but he also depends on the players around him.” Giroud started at center forward for the third straight match, with Benzema again on the bench, which looks like a successful strategy by Deschamps. It has given the team more of a central focal point in attack, thanks to Giroud’s ability to either hold the ball or lay it off thanks to excellent touch, and it has made Benzema hungry again.

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10, 2013). She would think twice before declaring, on the subject of the PVV, the Dutch party that could find no better way to work for social peace in the Netherlands than to ban the Koran, “Perhaps we should campaign together; it’s important for voters to see that we are not isolated and that similar patriotic movements are active in all European countries” (Le Monde, Sept. 15, 2013). When an Israeli newspaper asks if she is ready to denounce the regime of Marshal Petain, she could find a more intelligent way to respond than “Absolutely not! I refuse to speak ill of my country” (Haaretz, Jan. 8, 2011), and if she could ensure that within her party there were no more Alexandre Gabriacs, the colorful elected representative from Lyon who was photographed two years ago, around the time he was being lauded as “the youngest member of the central committee” of the National Front, giving a Nazi salute before a flag emblazoned with a swastika (Le Nouvel Observateur, March 29, 2011). She would temper her “admiration” for Vladimir Putin as well as her desire to see France “lean toward Russia” rather than “submit to the United States” (Le Point, October 13, 2011) — the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen obviously doesn’t realize it, but this sort of declaration is directly descended from the ideology embraced by French fascism since its origins. To the extent possible, she would avoid, when speaking about foreign policy, the sort of locker-room rhetoric that is typical of the extreme right — France as the “mistress” of the United States, France as the “slut of paunchy sheiks” — oh, the guilty pleasure of sullying your country, describing it as lower than low, celebrating its supposed abjection (Le Monde, Sept. 15, 2013). She would refrain, in times of war, from making comments that undermine France’s armed forces and their commander in chief. This, too, is a habit in a political family fond of the “divine surprise” and for which disloyalty is second nature: Witness Mrs. Le Pen’s combativeness during the war in Libya, then in Mali, and her gesture — smack dab in the midst of the Syrian crisis, when her country was, rightly or wrongly, on a war footing — of “taking her hat off” to Vladimir Putin (Nice-Matin, Sept. 13, 2013), which, in plain language, comes down to backstabbing… But I’d better stop, because the friend of Bashar al-Assad might just be capable of suing me for slander. She would take care to avoid, when expressing her “physical” hate for ex-president Sarkozy or musing, as she did recently (Journal du Dimanche, Sept.