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French Cabinet Storms Out of Parliament After Nazi Jibe

French Prime Minister François Fillon, and his entire Cabinet walked out of a government questions session of Parliament Tuesday evening after an MP accused Interior Minister Claude Guéant of espousing Nazi ideologies.

Serge Letchimy, a member of the Socialist Party and a native of Martinique, barraged Guéant over a comment he made last weekend during a meeting with a group of students where he indicated that some civilizations, France in particular, are "superior" to others.

Guéant's policies are "day by day leading us back to these European ideologies that gave birth to the concentration camps," Letchimy said.

The remark led to a series of loud protests from other MPs in the chamber (see video below).

"Mr. Guéant, the Nazi regime, which was so concerned about purity, was that a civilization?" Letchimy continued.

"As the son of a slave, I cannot accept this kind of phrase," h

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