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HEARD IN PASSING
September 2, 2011   
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“Young people—white, black and Asian—are jointly demolishing cities and looting stores. It seems that the idea of multiculturalism has finally worked in practice. The only problem is that it’s taken on the form of multicultural hooliganism.”
—Ludwik Dorn, former Sejm Speaker and ex-interior minister, on the recent riots in Britain

“I’m being so tactful with regard to Mr. Biedroń that I’m actually afraid I might become an object of adoration for him.”
—Marek Wikiński, a deputy from the Democratic Left Alliance, on criticism voiced by Robert Biedroń, a gay activist who, contrary to expectations, has not been included on the party’s election ticket

“This woman looked very much like my former partner, who didn’t let me enter the house after I left prison, so I wanted to see fear in her eyes.”
—Kamil M., who robbed a store in Kętrzyn, Warmia-Mazuria province, threatening the cashier with a knife and running away with less than zl.4,000

“A white Christian heterosexual man is an endangered species in the kind of world promoted by those taking part in events like this.”
—Petr Hajek, an advisor to Czech President Vaclav Klaus, on a four-day Equality Parade held by gays and transsexuals in Prague
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