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psypher22
03-17-2004, 10:08 AM
Bin-Laden look-alike eludes French motorist (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4547164/)

Bin Laden look-alike eludes French motorist

Revenge-minded driver ordered to pay his target $615

The Associated Press

Updated: 10:13 a.m. ET March 17, 2004MONTPELLIER, France - A French artist allegedly traumatized by last week’s Spain bombings was convicted of trying to run over a pedestrian he mistook for Osama bin Laden and ordered to pay the man $615.

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The 35-year-old, identified as Pierre, was sentenced Tuesday by a court in this southern France city to a three-month suspended prison term. The man he tried to run over was unharmed.

Pierre’s lawyer, David Mendel, said his client was the “victim of a hallucination” while driving Monday through Montpellier’s historic center.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was able to run from the oncoming car, which crashed on the side of the street.

“If it was (bin Laden), we would have won $5 million,” Mendel said, referring to a reward that has been posted for the al-Qaida leader.

The Madrid train bombings, which killed 201 people, increasingly appear to have been orchestrated by Islamic extremists with links to bin Laden’s al-Qaida terror network

NewsReporter
03-17-2004, 10:10 AM
Nice to know there are some Frenchman who dislike Osama as much as we do. I would not be surprised if he is hiding in France. You notice how the article doesn't show a pic of the guy or doesn't say if that is Osama or not?Hmmmmm

psypher22
03-17-2004, 10:16 AM
funny story. A French person actually not liking Osama bin Laden...brings a tear to my eye.

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M_TYPE_X
03-17-2004, 03:18 PM
Apparently many French are hypersecular and can be violent when it comes to... anti-dogma. Dogmatic anti-dogma. Watch out, their driving sux to being with. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

forsaken
03-17-2004, 04:48 PM
not too surprising. France does actually have a pretty big anti-arab sentiment throughout the country. as witnessed by the banning of religious symbols in government places, aimed mostly at muslims.

armalite
03-17-2004, 05:07 PM
not too surprising. France does actually have a pretty big anti-arab sentiment throughout the country. as witnessed by the banning of religious symbols in government places, aimed mostly at muslims.



Well France is a predominantly Catholic Country.

M_TYPE_X
03-17-2004, 05:33 PM
not too surprising. France does actually have a pretty big anti-arab sentiment throughout the country. as witnessed by the banning of religious symbols in government places, aimed mostly at muslims.



Well France is a predominantly Catholic Country.



But what about public sentiment in Italy? That's a Catholic country. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

forsaken
03-17-2004, 05:35 PM
Italy is even worse. It has one of the biggest anti-arab/muslim sentiments in the world AFAIK.

HugeCanSpec
03-17-2004, 05:39 PM
french bashing is so ignorant. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif

In certain areas or france, the arab community is quite heavily looked down upon.

HyJynX
03-17-2004, 05:40 PM
Viva la revolucion!(sp?) http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif