We live in strange times in which those running for public office have interesting ideas concerning the political process. Sirma Oran, a French citizen of Turkish origin, decided to run for a local office on the Green party line. During a debate, Mayor Jean-Paul Bret asked if she believed in the validity of the Armenian genocide. She not only refused to respond, but dropped from the race claiming bias. Ms. Oran went to court claiming that Bret only asked her about the Armenian genocide which is proof that he is a bigot. The Court threw out the request noting that under French law the Armenian genocide is accepted as a reality.
Ms. Oran, are you requesting that courts decide which questions can be asked during a political campaign? If so, do they also evaluate responses? Stop pussy-footing and confront the Armenian genocide and move on with your life.