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Islamonutters up to their tricks in France

It was bound to happen eventually, wasn't it? Liberation reports that Robert Redeker, a philosophy teacher from near Toulouse has gone into hiding and has police protection in the wake of death threats following an article he penned for Le Figaro (which I had thought about blogging at the time...) which calls the koran 'a book that encourages violence' and refers to its prophet as 'a master of hate' and 'a plunderer, slaughterer of Jews and a polygamist'. The final clause is beyond dispute and the first one is yet another of those self-fulfilling comments.

PM De Villepin's reaction is less than a clarion call for freedom of expression: "We live in a democracy, everyone has the right to express themslves freely, but with respect, of course, for others. It is the only limit to this freedom which is acceptable." Redeker rebutted that the minister and the teaching unions had abandoned him. Shameful, but then again the Satanic Verses affair established the template that people could call for murder in this country and get away with it.


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Anonymous Suttonian said... 4:47 pm


I agree absolument that this mec is entitled to his views. But I can't help feeling the reaction is only too previsible. After all, in occupied France, it wd be pretty stupide to insult les Boches.

Will Sharko do anything? Doubt it.

30.9.6 17:40  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:47 pm

Vous etes francais(e) peut etre?

A sad state of affairs on the other side of la Manche, quand meme.  

Blogger The Ghost Of Peter said... 6:37 pm

je sens un rat (+:  

Anonymous verity said... 11:21 pm

Moi aussi, quand même.  

Blogger istanbultory said... 9:15 am

I lived for a time near a sink council estate in Toulouse about 15 years ago. It was pretty grim. The Islamonutters were much in evidence back then. And there was a very bad vibe in the air on that estate. Doubtless they have greatly multiplied in numbers since then...

The latest polls put Sarko on 48% and presumed Socialist rival Sego on 52%. It's going to be interesting to see how the 1st round extreme left/extreme right votes tally up in the second round.  

Anonymous Suttonian said... 8:56 am


No I'm not francaise (bad luck) or even fransais, I just like speaking franglais.



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:58 am

Eh bien, it happens to the best of us....  

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