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Well, not entirely, but I speak fluent French and have spent most of my life on the other side of the Channel.

Ask me absolutely anything about my second home.


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Are french women really hairy?
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Are french women really hairy?
Where do you live in France ?

Are you an expatriate ?
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Are french women really hairy?
No, that's a stereotype that has come from I don't know where.
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Where do you live in France ?

Are you an expatriate ?
A small town 50 kilometres from Toulouse.

Yes, I am.
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A small town 50 kilometres from Toulouse.

Yes, I am.
Je suis française aussi
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Je suis française aussi
Lut la mif
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Do French people hate Muslims? I mean peaceful ones.
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(Original post by Dodgypirate)
Well, not entirely, but I speak fluent French and have spent most of my life on the other side of the Channel.

Ask me absolutely anything about my second home.


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Où résidez-vous en France?

Aussi, que pensez-vous de la catastrophe de la direction d'Hollande et vous soutiendrez l'UMP en 2017?
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Do French people hate Muslims? I mean peaceful ones.
Islamophobia is becoming a very serious issue in France, especially in the South towards Marseille and much of the French Riviera. This has only been accentuated by the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the attacks prior to it.

All I can say is that it's very, very worrying.
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Islamophobia is becoming a very serious issue in France, especially in the South towards Marseille and much of the French Riviera. This has only been accentuated by the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the attacks prior to it.

All I can say is that it's very, very worrying.
It is indeed worrying. I mean as a Muslim, I cannot even think of performing such violent acts but may be I'm generalising, but I feel like what if I lived in France? Many may assume I'm like the terrorists.
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Islamophobia is becoming a very serious issue in France, especially in the South towards Marseille and much of the French Riviera. This has only been accentuated by the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the attacks prior to it.

All I can say is that it's very, very worrying.
Actually I'm a French Muslim and I think your are right but the youth are very open minded in my uni I don't feel any islamophobia on the contrary we have made lots of interesting debates about The Charlie Hebdo affairs and it was really cool and respectful.

The only thing I reproch to The French it's the fact that a lot of them dislike when you keep your own culture. Example people who were Hijab or a beard are automatically stereotyped.
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Où résidez-vous en France?

Aussi, que pensez-vous de la catastrophe de la direction d'Hollande et vous soutiendrez l'UMP en 2017?

Au sud, vers Toulouse.

Je préférerais supporter le Manchester United que de parler de la politique.
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(Original post by Dodgypirate)
Islamophobia is becoming a very serious issue in France, especially in the South towards Marseille and much of the French Riviera. This has only been accentuated by the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the attacks prior to it.

All I can say is that it's very, very worrying.
Personally, I'm more worried about the barbaric massacre of a group of innocent people than the heralded 'prophet', who may I remind you sodomised a girl younger than nine, being denigrated through Islamophobia.
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Personally, I'm more worried about the barbaric massacre of a group of innocent people than the heralded 'prophet', who may I remind you sodomised a girl younger than nine, being denigrated through Islamophobia.
I wouldn't call the people at Charlie Hebdo completely 'innocent'. They knew the repercussions.
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Salut! What do you like mostly about France?
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Salut! What do you like mostly about France?
The food, it's got to be the food.

My favourite meal is Cassoulet and has been for as long as I can remember. I love raclette too and moules et frites.

Second down from that is the ambience and how warm the people are.
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I wouldn't call the people at Charlie Hebdo completely 'innocent'. They knew the repercussions.
Of course they are innocent - in any free society, we have the right to mildly offend people, especially through the portrayal of imaginary friends such as Muhammad.

In fact, I just gave you a perfect example!

It's similar to me saying 'I don't want anyone to take my photograph or attempt to draw me, as I find it offensive' and for someone to be too afraid to portray me in fear of their lives.

We should stand by the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo and I am glad that, in response, they have not sheepishly relented drawing Muhammad, they have portrayed him in even more offensive contexts, which is symbolic of how we will not stand down in the face such monstrosities!
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Of course they are innocent - in any free society, we have the right to mildly offend people, especially through the portrayal of imaginary friends such as Muhammad.

In fact, I just gave you a perfect example!

It's similar to me saying 'I don't want anyone to take my photograph or attempt to draw me, as I find it offensive' and for someone to be too afraid to portray me in fear of their lives.

We should stand by the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo and I am glad that, in response, they have not sheepishly relented drawing Muhammad, they have portrayed him in even more offensive contexts, which is symbolic of how we will not stand down in the face such monstrosities!

What constitutes 'mildly' then? Depicting Allah or Muhammed the Prophet is deemed EXTREMELY offensive to almost every Muslim out there, but to us it's laughable or 'mildly' offensive because it doesn't affect us directly.

If someone caricatured my mother in such a way I found extremely offensive, but the satirical company didn't (they found it 'mildly' offensive) who's wrong or right there.
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What think of people in Paris? Are they as rude as the stereotype?
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