What Do French Muslims Really Think About the Charlie Hebdo Attack?

Ami Horowitz, Fox News, February 6, 2015

The narrative sold to us by much of the global media is that French Muslims overwhelmingly condemned and were abhorred by the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher market killings in Paris. It is a wonderful kumbaya idea that I was hoping would turn out to be true. Just to be sure, I went to Marseilles, which has the distinction of having the largest Muslim population in France.

I visited different areas of the city from the posh Vieux-Port to the dangerous drug infested project of Air Bel, where I spoke to a diverse group of Muslims. {snip}

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  • In summary: The 99% of fringe radicals are misunderstanding Islam and hijacking it from the mainstream 1% of tolerant moderates.

    • George Costanza

      What “moderates” will say is that the radicals have a wrong interpretation of the koran, this is misleading because what the radicals are doing is condoned, perfectly acceptable behavior according to their holy books.

      I would go as far and say that the “moderates” are the ones misinterpreting islam.

      • Also, there’s very little of the Koran that lends itself to interpretation. Almost all of its direct straight forward imperative.

      • libertarian1234

        “I would go as far and say that the “moderates” are the ones misinterpreting Islam.”

        And I would go as far to say you are exactly right.

      • Alexandra1973

        Islam itself is a violent, “submit or die” religion. The “moderates” are akin to cafeteria Catholics…pick and choose which tenets suit them best or enable them to compromise.

    • Paleoconn

      Excellent. Moderate Muslim: ‘the 99% radical Muslims are ruining it for the rest of us!’

  • David Ashton

    Free speech for all, violence for none. But should free speech include insults? For example, I think in a free society an author should be allowed to publish a book defending the Blood Libel, but not to stand outside a synagogue and tell passers-by that children are being killed inside. I am free to respond to blogs that falsely accuse me of political opinions, but I do not wish to be followed up a road by louts shouting abuse at me as a result, even though dear, dear Aunty Ayn says that an exchange of words is not the same as an exchange of blows. I put these points across for discussion.

    • IstvanIN

      There is a difference between harassing an individual or calling for violence against an individual or group and publishing an cartoon that is in poor taste. I think most of us here understand that. The Muslims certainly don’t nor do the left-wingers, neither group supports free speech or honest dialogue.

      • David Ashton

        Agreed.

  • TruthBeTold

    I watched a video on youtube; good muslim/bad muslim.

    The debate point was ‘the only good muslim is a bad muslim’ (one who is non-practicing, non-devote).

    Some interesting points about the demise of the Catholic Church to defend it’s own faith.

  • George Costanza

    I was listening to one of the relatives of the victims of the Chapel Hill Offensive, the muslim was complaining about “open season” on islam. And what’s interesting to note is just like the blacks, they will complain when one of there own is killed even in self defense.

    Never mind the thousands of muslims and Christians being murdered..NOPE! nothing to see there!! move along!

    • Reynardine

      You shall become what you worship…

      “A person is what his deep desire is. It is our deepest desire in this life that shapes the life to come.” – Chandogya Upanishad

      Christians shall be martyred like Christ, and Muslims shall conquer like Muhammed.

      • Irish

        I will not pretend to be some great pillar of piety & virtue. And we have for better or worse (Me guesses largely better) moved past a point where religion motivates our every waking moments..All that said the West new worship of reason & knowledge has left a parcity of Meaning & spirit, that the Mack Truck that is committed Mohammedism is driving right through…..

        • Reynardine

          Indeed it has, but I feel it’s because an Indo-European people (the West) have adopted a Semitic religion (Judeo-Christianity). There’s nothing for us in that religion left.

          If we embraced our pagan roots, the engine of the West would still churn with the fire of vitality.

          • David Ashton

            The Semitic religions of Judaism and Islam are neither pacifist nor forgiving. Jesus himself is the “problem” here.

          • David Ashton

            Judaism and Islam are Semitic religions, but do not usually recommend turning the other check, etc. like the Galilean “pacifist” of uncertain ethnic paternity. Odin and Zeus are even less credible than Yahweh or Allah, unfortunately as it may seem to you.

    • SentryattheGate

      I just came home from a Islam on Campus event where a moment of silence was given for the Chapel Hill Muslim students, but NO mention of the 21 Coptic Christians beheaded and the 4 dozen Iraqis burned to death in cages! The event was lauding Sharia Law as superior to Western Law.

  • libertarian1234

    I’m convinced most Muslims who do not resort to jihad are nonetheless tacit supporters of anything done to promote Islam. The polls are showing 28% agree with suicide bombings, but I’m pretty sure far more aren’t admitting their support so as not to declare themselves right now. But even 28% is a pretty large number of people.

    Just being a bible reading Muslim means being exposed to constant encouragement toward violence against non-believers.

    As I understand it the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith, are the three books that make up what constitutes Islam’s bible. It isn’t just the Koran.

    The Koran lays out the vision of jihad. The Sira lays out the grand strategy. The Hadith offers the tactics.

    And 60% of all three of them are fixated on what to do as regards the non-believers or the Kafir.

    I’m not a follower of any religion, but Franklin Graham has it right on when he exclaimed, “The storm is coming.”

    ISIS is positioning itself in Libya in order to heavily infiltrate Europe, as they warned, when they said that “Rome is next.”

    I don’t think this is an idle threat since they are bragging that thousands of supporters live in Europe right now with more swarming in every day.

    And the fools in leadership are doubling down on what a peaceful religion Islam is, and it is obvious they have no intention of stopping the invasion.

    • Hammerheart

      An Islamic terrorist cell is a complex thing. It’s diveded into separate, distinct parts.

      You have the operational arm, which are the giblet heads that actually perpetrate the attacks.

      Then you have the intelligence arm, which provides reconnaissance and surveillance services for the HQ cell.

      You have the headquarters arm, which pick the targets, operatives for the mission and receives comm from other cells and key leaders.

      Then you have the logistics/support arm which provides money, equipment, legal, and medical services to the other parts of the cell. They are not directly involved and are often doctors, bankers, and lawyers.

      All separate parts of the cell are unknown to each other to avoid all being compromised should one part of the cell be detained or killed, except for the HQ arm, which runs the show.

      That’s why when people try to tell me it’s only .1% of muslims that are bad I explain the organization of a terrorist cell and why that cannot be so. That moderates don’t condemn the actions of the radicals and often directly or indirectly support the radicals. Often they get mad and walk away because it’s futile to argue with someone who has dealt with the nature of these savages compared to their own personal experience of getting high on the hopium.

  • JustJeff

    As if we didn’t already know

  • dd121

    Is anyone surprised that they hate us? Obama won’t even say the phrase “Islamic terrorist”. That’s the guy who sets national policy on our most committed enemy.

  • Robert Smith

    Islam isn’t the problem. It’s our gatekeepers that are to blame.

    • Charles Martel

      Don’t deal with the mosquitos until you have taken care of the guy holding the door open for them

  • DNA Explains It All

    NO ISLAM, Know peace.

  • DNA Explains It All

    Or Know Islam, NO PEACE. Works either way I guess.

  • John Smith

    Duh….

  • Alexandra1973

    I hate the term African-American. I prefer blacks (or Africans) in America.

    And why is France letting these jokers in?

  • newscomments70

    I live in an area that had an influx of Muslims. At the local university, most are quite nice, attractive women, etc. They couldn’t be more personable, polite, decent. Some even pass as well-behaved whites. The ones in town are often horrible though. I feel like I am in Gaza. What used to be mostly white, bedroom community, is now a sharia zone, like in Paris or Stockholm. I see the horror videos from Europe; it is just like that here…thuggish muslims, leering at white women, chain smoking, women in hijabs with scores of screaming children. It’s not just “racist whites” who complain. The local Asians, Mexicans and gays are shocked by this as well. They mostly voted for Obama, what the hell did they think would happen?

  • Paleoconn

    Should the Talmud be scoured for hateful passages the way the Koran seems to be nowadays? Can we expect Fox News to have the discussion? muahahahaha