Hey, the Muslims are getting angry and violent over being filmed. Why does this seem familiar?
For those of us who don't speak French, Minoria has translated enough of the exchange to let us know what happened:
I have just heard the whole thing.It was real nonsense.The Muslims acted like hooligans.
1.A Frenchman got in and decided to film the Muslims while praying.
2.A man started saying it was forbidden like 10X.
3.The Frenchman asked if they had an order that prohibited it.The Muslim just kept saying it was forbidden.The Frenchman said it was a PUBLIC place,the street.He asked by WHAT GOVERNMENT REGULATION he was forbidden to film them.They said nothing.It was obvious there was none.
4.Then the Muslim started saying "you have no right"like 10X in all.The Frenchman said:"Are you a policeman?"He wasn't.The other was saying:"It is forbidden.The people don't want it."
And he THREATENED the guy saying if he didn't stop it he would regret it tonight.Then another Muslim who was a security man from the mosque said not to film.He said he was against violence and it was incidents like that that gave Islam a bad name(Note:but he was not telling the other Muslims to STOP harassing the Frenchman.
5.Then they said that how he would like it he got in his(the frenchman's house),breaking the door,in effect invading his home.But the Frenchman said it was a street.He asked again if there was a law against filming.Another Muslim said it was a place of worship,the frenchman said it was the street.The mosque guy said there was no order for letting them pray on the street but it was tolerated by the authority.(OK,my view:but that does not give them the right to push and harass one from filming if they want to,it is a public place).
6.Also the man said that photos had been taken before but with their permission,the Muslims'.If HE wanted to take photos he would have to get the permission of the mosque.Again the frenchman said:"Forbidden by who?""By we ourselves!"Then another muslim:"You don't the right to film us."The woman was saying nothing important really,just in effect asking what happened and he told her he had been threatened.
In effect the Muslims had no right to prevent anybody from filming them,they knew it and in spite of that were violent to the Frenchman.And the Muslims in charge were saying that they wanted him out just because they felt like it.The title was "La LAICITE remise en cause"(Secularism is questioned,argued against)
Somebody was yelling "Take your camera away!"several times,a muslim.They were telling him in the end that he needed their permission to film and he wanted to know why.In effect the Muslims were overreacting to the tolerance given them to pray in a public place,showing intolerance and freaking out over somebody who was filming them.The OVEREACTION was evident,too much,I was shocked,no sense of humour in those Muslims,no sense of tolerance.
For a complete translation by Fernando (too long to post here), see the comments section.