Jewish business owner says he must regard every North African as a protential threat (illustration)
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Jew fined for 'Arabs not welcome' job ad

Owner of French publisher says he advertised job vacancy with warning that North African candidates need not apply as 'precautionary measure'

The Jewish owner of a small French publisher was fined €5,000 (S$8,432) last week for advertising a job vacancy with a warning that candidates of North African origin need not apply.


The advert posted at a job center in the eastern suburbs of Paris stipulated that Jean-Luc Benady would not employ North Africans and led to a prosecution for discrimination on the grounds of race and religion.


After being found guilty and fined at a court in the small town of Bobigny, an unrepentant Benady described the way he had framed the advert as a "precautionary measure."


As a Jew, he argued, he was justified in regarding every member of France's large North African population as a potential threat because each of them "could have a father or a brother who doesn't like Jews".



פרסום ראשון: 06.24.13, 15:02
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