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GUEST,David Hannam BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots (154* d) RE: BS: Paris Immigrant?Riots 11 Nov 05

"Underneath all that new-BNP facade lies the same old fascists, eh? You must act like British people, its human decency, indeed! Last I heard human decency had no respect for political boundaries. Immigrants, legal or illegal, regardless of religion, skin colour, ethnicity are cut from the same cloth as you and I they are first and formost working people.

Firstly, well edited.

What i in fact said was,

Nationality encompasses more than race, faith and a passport saying you are french/british, it is the way you behave. Equally it could be said to be British you must act like British people, i.e the yob who smashes his neighbours fence down? But of course, nationality is the ideal of your nation to how human decency is, and what human decency says you can or can't do.

In fact most first generation immigrants were very law-abiding, probably more so than indigenous folk, but as generations have passed, huge festered anger has grown against the host people/nation.

I merely illustrated that Nationality is MORE THAN RACE, faith, or a passport. To be regarded as a good frenchman, or in fact a good Briton, i consider the qualities of human decency, law-abiding, respect for the native peoples and culture.

Looting, fire-bombing peoples belongings, shooting police, is not worthy of nationhood. Basically, if a native Briton fire-bombed police, i would equally say he is unworthy of being a Briton, and i am sure that if a french immigrant wants to shoot at police, then he has completely acted without dignity as a frenchman.

I suppose nationality could be argued something earned rather than inherited.

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