Just days after rushing to defend freedom of speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Socialist French authorities launched a wave of mass arrests, detaining dozens of people so far, including children, over their alleged “illegal” speech. Among the supposed thought crimes that are subject to the ongoing crackdown are “apology for terrorism,” “glorification” of terror, racism, “hate speech,” anti-Semitism, and more. The irony of cracking down on speech following a terrorist attack supposedly aimed at silencing free speech did not go unnoticed, however.
In the wake of the recent Paris terrorist attacks, Rabbi Menachem Margolin called on EU members to allow Jews to carry guns for self-defense.
With the European Union becoming increasingly unpopular across the continent amid a rapid plunge in what little public support ever existed for the unaccountable super-state seeking to become an all-powerful federal regime, authorities in Iceland announced that they planned to back out of membership talks and preserve what remains of their tiny island nation’s sovereignty. EU critics, who have been soaring in the polls, celebrated the news.
The immigration model balkanizing the West was designed, as a leftist admitted in 2009, “to rub the Right's nose in diversity.” But the recent Muslim-jihadist attack in Paris is waking people up and and causing them to rub back — and the result may, ultimately, be bloody noses all the way around.
After the gruesome Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris last week, free-speech and defending freedom of expression suddenly became all the rage in France and across much of the world. Overlooked amid the global outpouring of support for the right to speak freely — #JeSuisCharlie was trending on Twitter for days — is the fact that the Socialist Party-run French government and the United Nations represent a far greater threat to free expression than murderous terrorists ever could.
In fact, the UN, widely ridiculed as the “dictators club,” has for years been waging a war on free speech worldwide and any criticism of Islam under the guise of advancing what it calls “human rights.” French authorities, meanwhile, have imposed some of the strictest criminal sanctions on controversial speech anywhere in the Western world. The difference between the UN and French government view on free speech and the position of jihadists, then, stems largely from what punishment is appropriate for the “crime,” legal experts observed.
With terrorists rampaging through Paris for a second time this week after gunmen massacred 12 victims in the Charlie Hebdo attack, at least four more victims are dead as panic grows across the city and even the nation of France. And thanks to draconian gun-control laws severely infringing on the French people’s right to keep and bear arms, actual and potential victims of the ongoing slaughter have been left largely defenseless, to cower in the face of Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and other weaponry. Despite all of that, rather than discussing respect for gun-rights and liberty, experts say it is unlikely that the people of France under Socialist Party rule will be able to lawfully protect themselves any time soon.
When Bishop Johan Bonny, the Catholic Bishop of Antwerp, Belgium, publicly called for the Catholic Church to bless same-sex “relationships,” in a recent interview, a rebuke from the Flemish Catholic Student Association of Antwerp was not long in coming. And, in turn, the Catholic student group has come under attack from a militant socialist youth group, which (predictably) accused the Catholic students of being “homophobic” and called on the Belgian government to take action against them.
After turning France into a global laughingstock of failed Big Government schemes and further damaging the nation’s already battered economy and reputation, the French Socialist Party’s infamous 75 percent “supertax” on the rich is set to die a quiet death on February 1. Despite the pro-wealth-confiscation ideological leanings of deeply unpopular Socialist French President Francois Hollande and his radical comrades, analysts said authorities in France appear to be finally acknowledging reality — and may now even understand that ending the massive tax scheme and scaling back draconian restrictions on economic freedom will be essential in attempting to revive the struggling economy, if not in preserving some semblance of a political future for the Socialist Party.
Some German politicians and religious leaders are recommending that Muslim songs be sung in Christian churches — during Christmas services.
The UK’s Supreme Court handed down a decision on December 17 that overturned a previous ruling made in favor of two midwives in greater Glasgow, Scotland, who had objected to being forced to supervise abortions in the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow where both worked as labor ward coordinators.