April 06, 2016

Charlie Hebdo faces backlash for telling the truth about Islam

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

A lucid and straightforward editorial piece was published by the same magazine that had a large percentage of its staff mass murdered by religious Muslims in one of the most horrific terror attacks in modern French history. The result? Accusations of 'Islamophobia'

If anyone has the right to discuss the relationship between Islam as a doctrine and the actions of its followers, it is the surviving staff at French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. 

Twelve staff members where gunned down in their office and another eleven injured in the attack as well as a French police officer outside their offices, and of course, the compulsory Jewish people at a Deli in another part of town, a part of the signature of organized terror attacks by Muslims. Always attack a Jewish target as well as a central target.

In the Charlie Hebdo editorial titled: "How did we end up here" and written in English, the observations are made:

 none of what is about to happen in the airport or metro of Brussels can really happen without everyone's (ordinary Muslims) contribution. Because the incidence of all of it is informed by some version of the same dread or fear. The fear of contradiction or objection. The aversion to causing controversy. The dread of being treated as an Islamophobe or being called racist. Really, a kind of terror. And that thing which is just about to happen when the taxi-ride ends is but a last step in a journey of rising anxiety. It's not easy to get some proper terrorism going without a preceding atmosphere of mute and general apprehension. 

 Charlie Hebdo writes eloquently on how the stealth jihad against our culture by the halal grocer, the islamic baker and so on are as large a factor as the terrorists to the destruction of classical liberalism. It is a worthy editorial and more, written by the people with the greatest right to make such observations, whatever else we may think of their blanket irreverence.

The Washington Post responds with this headline:

France’s Charlie Hebdo blames ordinary Muslims for terrorism

And only show a gutless, folded-in-half version of the cartoons that got the staff at Charlie Hebdo murdered by and on behalf of, the religion of Islam and its anti-freedom totalitarianism. 

The Huffington Post, to their great credit, showed the Hebdo cartoons in their edition here. 

An example below:


The Daily Mail ran this story yesterday on Charlie Hebdo's editorial:


Charlie Hebdo is condemned as 'bigoted and racist' for latest editorial suggesting that the fear of being labelled Islamophobic is stopping criticism of Muslims and aiding terrorists

Ne'er a truer word has been spoken. 


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commented 2016-04-07 20:14:50 -0400
Here’s the kicker from the article which Victor for some reason thought told the truth about Islam. The imagined terrorist is not even in the least devout in their description: “He has never looked at the Quran in his life, he knows little of the history of religion, of colonialism, nor a great deal about the proud country of his Maghreb forefathers”. So this imagined “delinquent” has just the slightest fidelity to a cause which suits him and everyone in the vicinity of that cause should be blamed for his actions.

If this really were about Islam they would be citing how the terrorist recited various hadiths religiously and attended the nearest Mosque with an Imam preaching hate. Not blaming the baker, teacher and veiled woman who dared to live out their convictions peacefully, and whom oppress no one in particular.
commented 2016-04-07 19:56:07 -0400
Sorry Victor, Charlie Hebdo is wrong on this and the Washington Post is right. Charlie Hebdo isn’t merely blaming Islam. Charlie Hebdo is blaming conviction (particularly religious conviction) itself. It’s the same kind of blame a Christian baker might receive when they refuse to decorate a cake with “gay pride” or refuses to cater a gay wedding. It’s any Christian attending Christian school and then being blamed for Westboro’s latest “GOD HATES [Persons}” campaign (Hmm, what as a Christian, have I done to denounce Westboro or pro-life terrorists? Not enough, am I right?). It’s pure guilt by association. It’s telling the baker he’s wrong to pray five times a day or have any fear of God (or relation to God) whatsoever. It’s like saying Daniel from the Bible was wrong to dare to pray to His God and should have just met the present secular(in terms of not praying — Babylon had it’s own particular cults) demands upon him (providing pork would be sacrilegious to a Jew, as well). They even act as though a person wearing concealing clothing, without demanding the same of others, is an act of censorship upon others. They’re telling us that no one could possibly do anything in reverence of their own volition and for their own happiness. It’s pressing that private businesses should not have their own rights to whom and how they wish to serve. Really, it’s antithetical to freedom itself.

By all means they should have the right to criticize and opine. But what they’re criticizing is everyone else’s right to adhere to whatsoever (civil, law-abiding) convictions they so choose.

Anti-theistic secular posturing is really what the article is all about; Bullying from the pulpit of secularism and all of its culture’s demands.

Now, if you want to get back to criticizing Islam, I’m all ears. But this anti-religious freedom stuff (as much as I seriously believe it would be better if we were all faithful Christians— Oops I mentioned faith; That requires freedom and volition), sorry, I can’t stand for it.

For all those jumping on team Hebdo. Please do yourself a service, read the article for yourself and apply it’s condescension towards your own freedom of expression. If you’re so inclined, you can start with Gavin Mcinnes own much more appropriate analysis(if you can tolerate vulgarity) of Charlie Hebdo’s viewpoint: http://www.therebel.media/one_year_later_charlie_hebdo_islam
commented 2016-04-07 01:06:20 -0400

But I am Buddhist and I think you are an arrogant self deluded overbearing misguided prick….and that your “jihad” is the greatest self deception of all and that the bloodshed you do in the name of God has earned you a dungeons and dragons experience in fifteen Hell realms …one entry level…one exiting…six hot realms……and six that are just fucking cold…….one of them is called “Canada”.

Oh and the other one is the worst of all….it is called ’AVASHI"…..where there is no DHARMA and you always get what you want…but never quite in the way you want it…..and the lesson gets repeated over and over again until you learn it…..sort of like the movie “Groundhog Day”…….

And if my saying it offended or “insulted” you….hey…..it’s really not like I wanted to fuck you.
commented 2016-04-07 00:22:34 -0400
You want to end this bullshit? Everyone hug a Muslim and tell them that Jesus loves them( it just might be crazy enough to work)
commented 2016-04-06 20:41:00 -0400
Stephan Molyneau just came up with a brilliant response to emotional manipulation…..“I don’t want to f*ck you”……it just says it all in so few words………………:-)
commented 2016-04-06 20:22:47 -0400
Bruce Co Burn.

" Lovers In A Dangerous Time ".


" Silver And Gold ".
commented 2016-04-06 19:25:37 -0400
I think that whoever makes the most noise, usually has the most to hide. And those are the ones who are always trying to stifle free speech for others; especially those with opposing views. They don’t want you to be able compare notes with others, who have conservative views. This is very dangerous to democracy.
commented 2016-04-06 19:21:13 -0400
I cannot understand why people are scared of being called Islamophobic.

If you are Islamophobic, it just show that you are aware of the dangers of Islam.

Anybody who is not aware of the dangers of Islam, deserves what they will receive.

What Canadians ( we ) are going to have to do, is to put a stop to Islam and all the Left Wing Politicians that support them.

It’s Time to Get Ready.
commented 2016-04-06 18:12:32 -0400
Sorry useful idiots but you cannot hide from the truth when that blade is slicing your head off or that bomb is exploding or when that AK is shredding your body.
commented 2016-04-06 17:32:47 -0400
LL – we are working on this newly acquired problem. We all need to be unafraid to invoke the principles of Free Speech and get people off the Fascism train!
commented 2016-04-06 16:33:09 -0400
When a person in any country walks up to a mussy and ask them to condemn the killings and a mussy says they can’t then yes we have a problem. And what happens when we have a problem? We fix it. Hello Fellow Canadian’s please start fixing Canada.