Saturday, January 06, 2007

Headline Contest!

DIH announces her first Headline Contest.
See if you can come up with an appropriate headline for the following news item from today's New York Times.
The prize will be an extra dessert.

"French Judge Bars Group's Pork Soup Plan

"PARIS (AP)- A top French judge ruled that an extreme-right group cannot serve pork soup to the needy, saying the charitable handouts aim to discriminate against Muslims and Jews who don't eat pork because of their faith.

"Judge Christain Vigouroux of the Council of States aid Friday that such giveaways by the far-right group Solidarity of the French threaten public order.

"France is home to more than 5 million Muslims and some 600,000 Jews. Both Islam and Judaism prohibit eating pork, and Vigoroux said the group had show 'a clearly discriminatory goal' with its charity.

"Solidarity of the French was just one of several far-right groups that began distributing pork soup across France over the last four years.

"Critics contend the giveaway of pork soup is a far-right ploy to draw support for their efforts to defend against perceived threats to European culture.

"Far-right groups defend the soup as nothing more than an age-old staple of the rural heartland from which all the French, at least in the national imagination, are said to spring.

"'Pork-fat soup is traditionally the soup of the poor because it provides complete nourishment,' said Bruno Le Griel, a lawyer of the group.

"Le Griel argued that no needy Jew or Muslim was forced to consume the pork soup, but the judge said the group's Web site indicated it was a policy to refuse dessert to anyone who did not eat some soup first."


Ray from MN said...

Frog Judge Bars Potage d' Porc

Frog Judge: Let Them Eat Cake!

Anonymous said...

If you don't eat your pudding, how can you have any meat?

How can you have any meat if you don't eat your pudding?

(Okay, too long for headlines, but it's what popped into my head.)

Anonymous said...




Poppy Buxom said...

Headline French Ban Porkies

Subhead But Revere Jerry Lewis

UltraCrepidarian said...

Kermit Denies Permit, Saves Miss Piggy's Bacon.