July 04, 2006

July 4, 2006: Dieudonné Mbala Mbala "Activist"

"Tribu-KA, a small extremist group of Black men and women refusing all contact with non-Blacks, was created in December 2004 by Kemi Seba, a young man influenced by Nation of Islam and controversial comic Dieudonne Mbala Mbala." -- Chirac discusses anti-Semitism, violence with CRIF -- By Shirli Sitbon in Paris, July 4, 06

PARIS (EJP) --- The umbrella group of French Jewish organisations, CRIF, has offered to launch a national campaign for tolerance, during a meeting last Thursday with French President Jacques Chirac."

According to CRIF president Roger Cukierman, Chirac has indicated his support for this campaign.

Chirac received the CRIF delegation in order to discuss violence and anti-Semitism, four days after a group of some thirty men from the extremist group Tribu-Ka marched down the Jewish Rue des Rosiers, in the Marais quarter, and threatened shopkeepers and passers-by.

On Wednesday, French Interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy, visiting Rue des Rosiers, declared the number of anti-Semitic acts throughout the country has increased since the beginning of 2006 after it decreased in 2005

[....] According to the Interior Ministry Tribu-KA only has thirty members.

Since 23-year-old Ilan Halimi was murdered in February 2006 by the ‘Gang of Barbarians’, which was led by a Black man, Youssouf Fofana, the tension increased between Tribu-KA and two right wing Jewish organisations Jewish Defence League and Beitar.

[....] “The Halimi affair stresses the urgent need to change the atmosphere in France. It struck us that the thirty-member ‘Barbarians gang’ was composed of people from various origins, African, from the West Indies, from Iran, North-Africa, French, a sample of the new French youth, and that none of these people felt the need or the duty they had to report this to the police, even anonymously, and say that someone’s life was at risk. This illustrates the level of violence in our county and the need to change things.”

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