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.