Free Speech Versus Islamist Fellow Travelers

Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical weekly, was given the American PEN Freedom of Expression Courage Award. Nice and courageous for PEN to do this. During the attack against Charlie Hebdo in January, 12 victims were killed, including two practicing Muslims (one of these Muslims was the Charlie Hebdo “correcteur“, a supervisory editor; the other was a police officer who had come to the rescue).

The gunmen were killed later, but an accomplice of those two  killed (in the back) a (black) police woman, and then a number of patrons in a Jewish supermarket he held hostage (before being killed by police).

Love Stronger Than Hatred: "Cultural Arrogance of the French Nation?"

Love Stronger Than Hatred: “Cultural Arrogance of the French Nation?”

The PEN gala came two days after two Jihadist gunmen opened fire at a Texas competition to draw cartoons inspired by Islam. Hard core Islam does not tolerate drawing the creatures of Allah, be they beasts, or men. A fortiori, prophets.

Accepting the award, Charlie Hebdo’s editor-in-chief Gerard Biard said that the magazine’s shocking and sometimes (gently) offensive content helped combat extremists angry against free speech. “Fear is the most powerful weapon they have,” he said. “Being here tonight we contribute to disarming them.”

Secularism was not the enemy of religion; it simply said that the state had no religion, Biard persevered. “Being shocked is part of the democratic debate. Being shot is not,” he said.

Honoring Charlie Hebdo bitterly divides the literary community of the USA: 200 members of PEN signed a letter claiming: “there is a critical difference between staunchly supporting expression that violates the acceptable, and enthusiastically rewarding such expression.”

This is hogwash. Show me, literary men of little merit,  just ONE cartoon of Charlie Hebdo which is “not acceptable”. Just ONE. Or are you upset about guys kissing guys? And let’s talk about it. Insulting without explicit example to back it up, is just hate speech.

Those literary buffoons of the vicious type, also accused Charlie Hebdo of “cultural intolerance… All this is complicated by PEN’s seeming blindness to the cultural arrogance of the French nation“.

A really hilarious charge for anybody familiar with French and USA societies (the French are much more tolerant: homosexuality was legal in France, in the Sixteenth Century already, and Senegalese were French citizens, under Louis XIV; moreover, slavery became illegal in the Frankish empire, at the time when the Qur’an, which mandates slavery, was written for the first time! There was never any legal racism in France, whereas racism is still official in the USA: just look at the census bureau’s methodology! Among other “racially” aware tweaks… Some racist ways which are perfectly legal in the USA, to this day, are punishable in France with prison!)

Notice also that francophobia (obvious in their denunciation of “cultural arrogance of the French…”) is not racist, according to those fellow travelers of the most violent form of Islamism.

Satire is more than 5 centuries old in France. Satire is viewed as central to civilization. Some French regimes fell, just because of satire, even centuries ago, before the USA was constituted. Charlie Hebdo is just one of several French satirical publications. They have no equivalent in the USA, as they are too “shocking” for the USA, where the respect for authority (including tax-free superstitions) is highly ingrained.

Humor is central to intelligence formation.

To become more intelligent, we have to envision more of all the possibilities imaginable (within the boundaries set to free speech by the law). This is all what cartoons are about.

The irony is that Charlie Hebdo is fanatically anti-racist. It was made, to be fanatically anti-racist. Biard and Congolese author Alain Mabanckou told the PEN audience that Charlie Hebdo was and always had been “anti-racist”, a reply to the criticism that the magazine portrayed French racial and religious minorities in a stereotypical way. “Charlie Hebdo has fought all forms of racism since its inception,” Biard said.

Jean-Baptiste Thoret, who received the prize with his colleague Briard, told Charlie Rose that Charlie Hebdo is “absolutely not the same” as the Texas contest because the magazine does not specifically target Islam. It is true, that, over the years, Catholicism has been more of a target. Overall, Charlie Hebdo is focused on politics, not religion, so politicians are the first victims of Charlie Hebdo’s harassment.

I am personally of the opinion that the empire of Islam upon vast parts of the world, is the MAIN cause of their poverty and on-going mayhem, just as Christianism was in Europe, in the Middle-Ages. Same problem.

And it has the same solution: just as Christianism was domesticated by civilization, and this is called secularism, Islamism too, has to be domesticated.

Those who claim to refuse to understand secularism is better than Islamism are actually closet racists. What else? They want Muslims to keep on being oppressed, subjugated, victimized, mutilated, humiliated and decerebrated by the ideology of Islamism. And especially the women (whom the Qur’an views legally as a fraction of the worth of men, at best).

Salman Rushdie lived under a fatwa from Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini for a decade for writing the supposedly blasphemous Satanic Verses. This means that Salman Rushdie, for mentioning a part of the Qur’an, was condemned to death, by Ayatollah Khomeini, who ordered all and any Muslim in good standing to go, and kill Mr. Rusdie, so that they could be rewarded by Allah.

My opinion is that this was an International Crime, as Khomeini was then the dictator, the head of state, of Iran. A warrant ought to have written for Khomeini’s arrest.

Mr. Rushdie described those who opposed the PEN’s award to Charlie Hebdo as fellow travelers” of the Islamic extremists who murdered the Charlie Hebdo staff, and argued on Facebook: “I fear some old friendships will break on this wheel.”

Let me repeat slowly: those who claim that there is everything good to be living under an Islamist dictatorship are racist. (Living under Islam is supposed to be living under an Islamist dictatorship , according to the Qur’an itself). The Qur’an is one of the most violent books anywhere: see “Violence in the Holy Qur’an”. I don’t have anything against violence, if and only if, it is fully justified, and the only solution. But ordering to kill ill-defined “unbelievers,” as the Qur’an has it pages after pages, is not acceptable. To me. And that’s true for Catholicism, Protestantism, or Islamism.

It’s not acceptable to Islamists themselves, as it drives them lethally crazy: millions of them spend most of their time wanting to kill each other, and acting on it. That may have been OK in the Middle -Ages, but nowadays, with Weapons of Mass Destruction easy to make, this attitude is not compatible with the continuation of civilization. Thus we cannot afford indifference to it.

We are at war, whether we want it, or not. Those who do not understand this are traitors to civilization, just as those who did not understand the danger of Nazism, and that tolerating Nazism was intolerable, were traitors to civilization, in a very similar vein. And this is not just an accidental analogy: Hitler was a loud supporter of Islamism (the Nazi dictator loudly admired Islam’s violence and war-mongering, while despising the softness of Christianism).

Those who love Islamism, just as those who loved Hitlerism, are not just cowards, but ill-informed, and not very smart.

Patrice Ayme’

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15 Responses to “Free Speech Versus Islamist Fellow Travelers”

  1. indravaruna Says:

    Hitler rise was a reaction against the rise of Marxism and Bolshevism in one side and the jewish dominance in the international finance and newspapers.

    Christianity is soft, the Byzantine Empire never recovered its lost territories to the muslims, the crusades are totally inefective, the rise of Islam was a divine punishment for the Europeans had abandoned their Pagan faith and gave their wealth and spirituality to the jews.


    • gmax Says:

      Hitler went on with the holocaust started in Namibia. And the insane racism against Jews of Luther. Jews did not invent the insane banking system. The hatred of Hitler for the French has nothing to do with Jews


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Hitler was first anti-French. Everything else was secondary, even the expansion/war to the east (he said it himself). The massacre of the Jews was mostly a vengeance, as it became clear the Nazis were going to lose the war (as early as Spring 1941, after the costly invasion of Greece and especially Crete).

      The Roman state based in Constantinople lasted nearly nine centuries, until it fell to a rogue army of the Franks in 1204. That’s four times the USA, and about twice of the longest Muslim state (the Baghdad Caliphate, which fell to the Mongols… and the Franks (aided by Armenians and Georgians))

      There is gap of several centuries between the abandonment of Celtics gods and the invasion of Christianity. True, the Celts adopted Greek gods, especially Mercury (trade god), early on. However, after Clovis became imperator, and his Franks took control of Gallia, and part of Germania, the Frankish version of Christianity was actually idiosyncratic, secular, tolerant… Including tolerant of “Paganism”.

      I don’t even know if Clovis knew anything about Jews (Syrian traders and their camels were well known, though)… Something else: the Franks nominated their own bishops, so the Christian hierarchy was not “Jewish”, but Frankish (to the well documented rage of the Pope).


      • indravaruna Says:

        Jews played a larga role in getting America in involved in WWI and WWII:

        “Judea Declares War on Germany!” – Daily Express headline, March 24, 1933.

        “Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite! Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!” – These were all headlines in the Daily Express on March 24, 1933.

        “The Israeli people around the world declare economic and financial war against Germany. Fourteen million Jews stand together as one man, to declare war against Germany. The Jewish wholesaler will forsake his firm, the banker his stock exchange, the merchant his commerce and the pauper his pitiful shed in order to join together in a holy war against Hitler’s people.” – Daily Express, March 24, 1933.

        “Each of you, Jew and Gentile alike, who has not already enlisted in this sacred war should do so now and here. It is not sufficient that you should buy no goods made in Germany. You must refuse to deal with any merchant or shopkeeper who sells any German-made goods or who patronises German ships or shipping…. we will undermine the Hitler regime and bring the German people to their senses by destroying their export trade on which their very existence depends.” – Samuel Undermeyer, in a Radio Broadcast on WABC, New York, August 6, 1933. Reported in the New York Times, August 7, 1933.

        Joining with Samuel Untermeyer in calling for a war against Germany, Bernard Baruch, at the same time, was promoting preparations for war against Germany. “I emphasised that the defeat of Germany and Japan and their elimination from world trade would give Britain a tremendous opportunity to swell her foreign commerce in both volume and profit.” – Baruch, The Public Years, by Bernard M. Baruch, p.347 (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1960).

        Samuel Untermeyer was a Jewish leader and close friend of presidents Wilson and Roosevelt.
        Bernard Baruch was a presidential adviser to Wilson, Roosevelt and Truman.

        “This declaration called the war against Germany, which was now determined on, a ‘holy war’. This war was to be carried out against Germany to its conclusion, to her destruction” (Diese Erklärung nannte den Krieg gegen Deutschland, der nun beschlossen sei, einen heiligen Krieg. Dieser Krieg müsse gegen Deutschland bis zu dessen Ende, bis zu dessen Vernichtung, geführt werden). – Dr. Franz J. Scheidl, Geschichte der Verfemung Deutschlands.


        • Patrice Ayme Says:

          Hard to answer comments that are too nestled! So basically you believe Jewish propaganda, and produce it as evidence??? Sounds a bit self-contradictory. Will answer in a separate comment.


  2. indravaruna Says:

    Martin Luther was friendly with jews in the beginning like Mohammed, but Luther later was warned by a sincere converted jew that the Talmud teach total hatred for the non-jews and that jews are the master race, jews helped the Prostestant reformation to put the Old Testament above the New Testament and Jesus, it worked if you see modern Evanjewlical christianity.


    • gmax Says:

      Reasons for Luther’s demented hate for Jews don’t matter. Luther had the hate, to a completely horrendous level, worse than any Nazi ever WROTE. That believers admire him is frightening


    • Patrice Ayme Says:

      Anti-Judaism, starting with the first crusade in 1099 CE was mass murdering of the worst type. So, after that…


  3. Patrice Ayme Says:

    Indravaruna: from my point of view, the problem was that the USA instrumentalized Germany in both WWI and WWII. The real manipulation is that the USA aided and abetted German fascism. To claim the “Jews” craftily organized their self-destruction is giving them completely inhuman characteristics. I should say, in-animal: even animals are animated by self-preservation…

    Leaders of the USA encouraged German racial fascists to engage in their fantasies, as they guessed Europe would then self-destruct, starting with European Jews. That’s, unfortunately, the truth.


  4. Laurent Coq Says:

    “softness of Christianism” ?? If it’s a joke, it’s not funny!
    I don’t even know where to start from, but lets just point out the Chartreux or Franciscans’ BDSM & Paedophilia practices or the “White Priest” in Africa which organised slavery to the like of the USA and you might have a better understanding at Taubira’s agenda …lol

    The Jews…. once again THE JEWS… why can’t you get a real education for once? Are you spelling it JAWS in your sleeps?

    Claiming that the Jews did not event the financial system – therefore Goldman Sachs not being fully responsible for war, peace and health – is stupid as it can be… and why not also declaring that termites are the sole responsible for global warming?

    Zionists are on a cruise control path to their own even, and they will succeed at it when owning planet earth…

    Charlie? An inside job!
    Zionists/BHL? Sarkozy/Valls/Hollande? MI6/CIA? etc…
    What do you really know about it?
    Once again, you certainly live in your own little world…

    HaraKiri le journal blablabla was banned after insulting G. de Gaulle death.
    They registered it again under the name of “Charlie”, this making reference to “Charles” de Gaulle, and NOT Charlie Brown.
    Charlie Ebdo was certainly not a freedom of speech satiric magazine, but a political oriented group of low life sexually dysfunctional anarchists losers…


  5. Laurent Coq Says:

    *even lol.
    – Heaven might do it :/


  6. Laurent Coq Says:

    “Charlie Hebdo publishes more than ever, and is nothing you say.”
    Writting this on May 2015 is quiet funny for actully this trashy business of political violences is seriously droping on sale, and this since “FR Moutons” went back to their original pratices : yaawwwnn


  7. itsnobody Says:

    This article is full of lots of garbage and atheistic propaganda.

    How is it that you fools (atheists) have an issue with me labeling atheists as subhuman beings viewing it as hate speech but then say that cartoons harshly insulting Muslims is free speech?

    How foolish (atheistic).

    It’s because the fools (atheists) always want to force their way and their beliefs onto the entire world, they can care less about free speech, they want speech that they personally agree with, not free speech.

    I view atheists as subhuman beings, lower than dogs, cats, and other domestic animals, and hope that they die, so what? That’s free speech.

    If I drew a cartoon insulting atheists I’m sure a bunch of fools (atheists) would cry and try to get it removed for hate speech, but why is that hate speech for?

    It’s that same nasty low-life attitude atheists have, always trying to force and impose their way and their beliefs onto the world.

    Then you went on a cliche-ish rant about “The Problem of Islam” and “Violence in the Qu’ran” or whatever but you failed to mention that the European countries with the highest percentage of Muslims have the lowest murder rates in the entire world…lower than all 50 US states, lol, so where’s the violence?

    The European countries with the highest murder rates, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia have near 0% Muslim and non-white populations and the purest European stock (according to the 2010 Pew report).

    So what do the fools (atheists) think about non-Muslims who murder people when insulted? Is it ok for them?

    Like in the UK there was an Asian kid who killed a White kid for allegedly racial taunting him…do you think that’s ok?

    Or in the US, the Asian Virginia Tech shooter was insulted as a child so he shot up a University.

    Is it ok for them?

    Then you talk about Nazism, but fail to mention that atheism and non-religion directly causes Nazism to rise and thrive as the Nazis viewed the Church as one of their biggest issues.

    In atheists countries like Sweden Nazism is very popular, when you have an atheist country you have the entire country behind you supporting Nazism and Nationalism….when you talk to Swedes they just say “Nationalism isn’t racism” or something stupid like that.

    In the US a country with a relatively low atheist population Tom Metzger founder of the Neo-Nazi group White Aryan Resistance is an atheist.

    Nazism will rise again as the atheist population grows!

    It’s the free market, free speech, free society!

    Support socialism, support a Whites-only type of society!


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