Chris Roberts, American Renaissance, October 20, 2020
Last Friday in France, a Muslim terrorist stabbed a middle school history teacher several times and then beheaded him. On a public street in broad daylight. An 18-year-old Chechen, whose family had been admitted to France as refugees, killed Samuel Paty because he showed his class cartoons of Mohammad. It was a class on freedom of expression. Many Muslims think anyone who depicts the prophet deserves to die. Two days ago, thousands marched in Paris and Lyon in sympathy for Mr. Paty and to support freedom of speech.
Many prominent politicians were there:
The slogans at the march did not mention Islam, Sharia Law, or immigration.
“The school cries but do not be afraid:”
“Nobody deserves that:”
“I am Samuel:”
“Education is the only solution:”
“France has become its own caricature:”
“For a secular and equal democracy:” (Women’s Alliance for Democracy)
“Freedom of thought:”
“Stop the barbarism:”
“If freedom of expression is limited to ideas that suit us, it is not freedom of expression:”
“Solidarity against the fascisms. Homage to Samuel Paty:”
“Obligatory history lessons for everyone:”
“No to barbarism:”
“For respect and the freedom of expression:”
Slogans about “freedom” and “education” will not sway France’s radical Muslims. Jihadists want to “educate” the populace in the ways of Islam. They the want the “freedom” to punish those who disobey them. If an armed thug broke into your home, would you lecture him about the importance of respecting private property?
When France was still French, school teachers and concert-goers were never butchered. Frenchmen who want to keep their schools, stadiums, and town squares safe should limit immigration, lock up criminals, and repatriate Muslims. Ending “barbarism” or respecting “rights” require people with shared values, and multicultural countries don’t have shared values. Marching in defense of “freedom of speech” without pointing out who wants to eliminate it through violence, and without calling for an end to the laws against “hate speech” enforced almost exclusively against whites is not even a joke — it’s an insult to the dead.