February 07, 2007

French humor

This is pretty amusing although I don't think it was meant to be. From Reuters:

A French paper accused of insulting Muslims by printing cartoons of Mohammad surprised a court hearing on Wednesday with a letter of support from presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy.

"I prefer an excess of caricatures to an absence of caricatures," Sarkozy, the conservative interior minister who helped launch the French Muslim Council, wrote in a letter read out by a lawyer for the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

The letter from the presidential frontrunner, whose ministry is also responsible for religious affairs, drew an angry response from one of three Muslim groups suing the weekly.

Uh-oh, you better watch out, Sarkozy, you might ignite more Islamo-rage. (As if Muslims in France needed an excuse to torch their neighborhoods.)