The mayor of Beziers, France is making what many say are subtle yet derogatory remarks against the Muslim community by ranting against kebob restaurants and calling for the blocking of new restaurants serving the delectable meats. 40,000 people have responded on Facebook declaring that they will visit Beziers next year for the first “International Festival of Kebabs!”
Though the idea started as a prank by Paris executive Baptiste Fluzin, he is now reconsidering things. “I like the idea that it may happen and that [Mayor] Menard will dream of kebab invasion until then,” says Fluzin.
So far the Mayor hasn’t responded to the movement and Fluzin says he doubts he will. “He’s stuck because the stupidity of my event enlightens the stupidity of his declarations.”
Since entering politics, Robert Menard has loudly pursued an anti-immigrant agenda and has even counted the Muslim schoolchildren in his district.