: Jan 14, 2015

Seriously, sometimes I wonder how people can be so blin

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Seriously, sometimes I wonder how people can be so blind as to not see things staring at them in the face.

France has ARRESTED a comedian for making a joke about the killings, and charged him with abetting terrorism. Note that this person is a known comedian with a history of such ‘satire’ (which, apparently, is a type of satire not acceptable to the people who claim that any and all satire offensive to Muslims must be made acceptable).

‘Free speech’ indeed.

“Forty-eight hours after hosting a massive march under the banner of free expression, France opened a criminal investigation of a controversial French comedian for a Facebook post he wrote about the Charlie Hebdo attack, and then this morning, arrested him for that post on charges of “defending terrorism.” The comedian, Dieudonné,… has had his show banned by numerous government officials in cities throughout France, and has been criminally prosecuted several times before for expressing ideas banned in that country.

The apparently criminal viewpoint he posted on Facebook declared: “Tonight, as far as I’m concerned, I feel like Charlie Coulibaly.” Investigators concluded that this was intended to mock the “Je Suis Charlie” slogan and express support for the perpetrator of the Paris supermarket killings (whose last name was “Coulibaly”). Expressing that opinion is evidently a crime in the Republic of Liberté, which prides itself on a line of 20th Century intellectuals – from Sartre and Genet to Foucault and Derrida – whose hallmark was leaving no orthodoxy or convention unmolested, no matter how sacred.”

As usual, first rate report from the indefatigable Glenn Greenwald:

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/01/14/days-hosting-massive-free-speech-march-france-arrests-comedian-facebook-comments/


France arrests a Muslim comedian for his Facebook comments, showing the sham of the west’s “free…
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The arrest, so soon after the epic Paris free speech march, underscores the selectivity and fraud of this week’s “free speech” parade. It also shows why those who want to criminalize the ideas they like are at least as dangerous and tyrannical as the ideas they targeted.

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