Tuesday, 20 March 2012

in mourning this morning

after the killings apparently by the same person, of three soldiers (of north African and Caribbean heritage) and a young rabbi and his two children at a Jewish school in south-west France.  Le Monde puts it this way:

Après qu'un raciste a abattu ses militaires, tué ses enfants, la France saigne. Chacun peut répéter ces mots de notre président, ne serait-il pas son candidat : "La haine ne peut pas gagner. La République est beaucoup plus forte."


election campaigning has stopped for a time, and Sarkozy and Hollande attended a Jewish memorial ceremony yesterday.  But what now?



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does "ne serait-il pas son candidat" mean?

Jane Griffiths said...

even if they didn't support him - i.e. even if he wasn't their candidate (he is candidate for the presidency in May) they could echo his words. Sarko started out well behind in the polls but is now about even with Hollande, depending on which poll you believe

Andraste said...

I see that, now the identity of the perpetrator is know, comments on Fiachra Gibons' appalling article on CiF are closed....