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Should we all be cowards, shaking in fear as we pull the covers up over our heads?
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Charlie Hebdo assassinations
Hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a weekly satirical magazine known for lampooning radical Islam, killing the Charlie Hebdo staff, it's editor Stephane Charbonni, and security police for the publication. One of the men was captured on video shouting "Allah!" as the fired their AK47's. ©2017 Archives
The world needs more Charlie Hebdos
This isn't the first time that Charlie Hebdo has come under attack from Muslim terrorists, either. They have faced attacks multiple times over the last several years for making fun of Islam and publishing unflattering cartoons featuring Mohammed.
Not that they singled out Islam in particular for criticism - nothing was sacred at Charlie Hebdo.
But the response to this attack has been quite disturbing. Multiple news agencies chose to blur or crop out images of the Charlie Hebdo covers.
There has also been quite a bit of victim-blaming. Financial Times Europe editor blamed Charlie Hebdo for provoking French Muslims, stating that the magazine "is not the most convincing champion of the principle of freedom of speech," and that "some common sense would be useful at publications such as Charlie Hebdo, and Denmark's Jyllands-Posten, which purport to strike a blow for freedom when they provoke Muslims, but are actually just being stupid." In other words, if Muslims might be offended, then just keep your mouth shut. It's good to know that this is what counts as freedom of speech over at Financial Times.
Back in 2012, then-White House Spokesman Jay Carney stated that "we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this" in reference to cartoons in Charlie Hebdo. And it was President Obama himself who stated that "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" in a speech at the United Nations.
Then there's this idiotic MSNBC contributor, who compared the murders or 12 people to a law suit...because we all know those are the same thing.
How long do we allow this to go on? People are murdered at the hands of violent Muslims all over the world, every day...yet the people who point this out, such as Pamela Geller, Mark Steyn, and others, are labeled Islamophobes, or worse.
Violence by Muslims isn't a new thing for France - it's been going on for years, but the media has chosen to mask it, using terms such as "disaffected youth." England has "no-go" zones where police either aren't allowed in, or no one will call them, allowing so-called "minority communities" (mostly Muslim communities) to administer their own "justice." In fact, Muslim violence is about as old as Islam itself, yet we are expected to capitulate to threats of violence, keep our mouths shut, and don't mention things like honor killings, female genital mutilation, sex slavery, and other forms of oppression across the Muslim world.
Freedom of expression does not extend to insulting the Prophets of Allah, whatever your views on the events in Paris today! #ParisShooting? Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) January 7, 2015
So many people in America are so worried about the made-up "war on women" in American political theater, yet they ignore a real war on women that takes place in Islam as a part of Sharia law.
Should we all be cowards, shaking in fear as we pull the covers up over our heads, hoping against hope that we won't be the next to find ourselves in the cross-hairs of the Religion of Peace?
Robert Cleveland, Senior Conservative Editor: Robert Cleveland is the IT Director for a document management services company. When he isn't working on computers and scanners, he's spending time with his wife and kids, or writing about just how jacked-up Washington politics is. He is a strong believer that hard work and freedom are what make America the greatest nation on the planet, and it is of the utmost importance that we never lose those values. Robert's other writing can be found at his blog, more...)