This message from Via-Resistancia arrived two days ago. Philippe Val, quoted in the beginning, is editor-in-chief of a French satirical weekly called "Charlie Hebdo", and was criticized for publishing the Mohammed cartoons. In riposte, Val says he will publish cartoons on the holocaust that an Iranian newspaper is about to print. These cartoons are Iran's way of denying the holocaust, but Philippe Val's assumption that seeing the cartoons will bring about a change in French perceptions is a bit optimistic.
"Is this Vichy or Free France?
For now, we have decided to publish the cartoons on the holocaust, in the name of the fundamental fight against denial", declared Philippe Val, stressing that it is not about defending freedom of expression. For Val, the purpose of publishing the cartoons of Mohammed was to defend democracy, one basic principle of which is freedom of expression against all forms of obscurantism, including that of Muslims which has become, within Europe, a powerful censor. But publishing the Iranian cartoons on the holocaust will allow the French people to see for themselves the sordid nature of Iranian denial and Islamic anti-Semitism.
All of which will be of some use since some French still allow themselves to be manipulated by talk of "appeasement"...
Still, this crisis will have been "beneficial", so to speak, since it has undoubtedly revealed the true face of Islamic totalitarianism. They have seen that all that talk about a "religion of peace and love" was a shameful lie perpetrated by frightened elitists who had already accepted Muslim domination over our society and who had given up defending our way of life, our democratic principles, the first one being freedom to express an opinion. Europeans have also been able to judge the extent to which their leaders are cowards, choosing censorship over freedom in order to preserve their wretched power.
The French, in particular, have been completely intoxicated for 30 years by the official propaganda of "anti-racism", a term deformed and utilized by the worst Islamist and leftist organizations. Now, however, they have all they need to discard the lies in which they have been imprisoned by the media and the political elite: from the November 2005 riots and the separatist aims of the Muslims resulting from a cowardly absentee state, to the violence of Muslim hatred toward our freedom of expression that is spreading everywhere, to the attack on the night train last New Year's Eve. No one can say "I did not know"...
No one will be able to claim he was manipulated, such is the clarity of the truth revealed. To those who still believe the lies, it will be enough to retort: so where was the so-called "immense majority of moderate Muslims" to protest against the November 2005 riots and the February 2006 violence? Where were all the "moderates", the "secularists", the "democrats", the "pacifists" and the "liberals" to protest against Islamist hatred? Are the elite the only ones who know them? Or are they, like Boubakeur, the so-called "moderate" rector of the Paris mosque, an illusion, a political front for Muslim totalitarianism?
...It was indeed Boubakeur who legitimized the November rioters by going to the mosque allegedly attacked by our gendarmes (a false accusation) in order to express his "solidarity" with his Muslim brothers - an expression that covers everything. It was also Boubakeur who began legal proceedings to censor freedom of speech in France and who yesterday hurled threats warning us of "consequences".
You have to be deaf, dumb and blind to still believe that Islam is compatible with the West, with democracy. And yet, until the STO was established many French still considered Pétain as a saviour and German propaganda as coin of the realm. More than the "vel d'hiv" it was the STO that impelled many French to resist. Once again, every Frenchman will have to..choose between Vichy and Free France.Note: STO (Service du Travail Obligatoire) - a law passed on February 16,1943 by Germany requiring the recrutement of all Frenchman between the ages of 20 and 22 for forced labor in Germany. This induced many Frenchmen to join the resistance movement.
Note: Vel d'hiv is short for Vélodrôme d'hiver, a sports arena that was the site of a police round-up of 8000 Jews on July 16 and 17, 1942. The French authorities were at this point controlled by Hitler and collaborated willingly. The Jews were forced to survive there several days in the worst possible conditions - no beds, no food, no water, no hygiene. Some managed to get their children out, some died, most were eventually sent to Auschwitz. The operation was considered a "failure" by the authorities because originally 22,000 to 24,000 Jews were supposed to be collected.Note: Via-Resistancia is a Google group. No link is being provided.