The Powerlessness of French Arrogance II

Remember when Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara said: "I have to say that it should be no surprise that French is disqualified as an international language because French is a language which cannot count numbers"? 

That was Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Francophonist rage boy Malik Berkane then filed a frivolous law suit to muzzle Ishihara's right to free speech in his own country demanding 500,000 yen in compensation for each plaintiff.

Ever wondered what happened to that law suit and gov. Ishihara? Well, three years have passed and the courts are none too hurried to give Mr. Berkane satisfaction. Last year, some dude user-named Pravda (I kid you not) already whined about the slowness of the procedure on his francophonist outlet.   

I just posted these words of comment:

So let me get this straight: some Arab immigrant, Malik Berkane, has launched a frivolous law suit to ban a Japanese official from stating his opinion of the French language in his own country? Good luck. I don't think the Japanese will go for that.
It is time we French speakers understand that la Francophonie doesn't rule the world, and just because the French don't believe in free speech doesn't mean that the rest of us is going to fall in line and say just what the French want them to.

The French language is in decline anyway. Just check this very informative website

Now let us see if "Pravda" will delete that.

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