â€œDeath Threats in Brussels, France (Robert Redeker),” by Paul Belien, Canada Free Press, 29 September 2006, http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/brussels092906.htm (hat-tip to The Corner, also at Atlas Shrugs, Brussels Journal, Catholic Answers, Common Sense Junction, Debido Shodo, Extreme Centre, Fausta’s blog, Freedom Fighter’s Journal, Gates of Vienna, It Shines For All, Jawa Report, Jihad Watch, Little Green Footballs, Media Watch Watch, Michelle Malkin, Middle Class Guy, Non Imprimatur, No Pasaran, Pajamas Media, Presque Rien Sur Presque Tout, QandO, Reinke Faces Life, Tail Rank, The Apostates, Vie de Malchance, Wood’s News & Views).
I’ve been threatened with eternal and worldly punishments by radical Muslims on this blog, though oddly not by Airline Security Screeners, Black Gangster Disciples, Catholics, Chinese, Fundementalist Christians, Greeks, Hobos, Hong Kongese, Italians, Japanese, Jews, public intellectuals, Republicans, Senators, Senior Citizens, South Dakotans, or any of the other groups I have mocked, exploited, blah blah blah. It’s hard to imagine that many Muslims are without a certain sense of irony, of humor, of fun, or non-violence, in a way that TSA officials, government bureaucrats, street thugs, and others are not.
Thus, this is hilarious:
Meanwhile in France, a philosophy teacher is under police protection after receiving death threats over an op-ed article [French text here] which he wrote in a national newspaper. In the article, which was published in the conservative daily Le Figaro of September 19th, Robert Redeker accused Islam of “exalting violence.” Mr Redeker has not attended classes at his school near Toulouse since the article was published. Pierre Rousselin, the editor in chief of Le Figaro, apologized on Al-jazeera for the publication of the article. A number of Islamic countries, including Egypt, banned Le Figaro following the publication of Redeker’s piece. Mr Rousselin said the publication of the op-ed was a mistake. He said the article did not express the paper’s opinion. The article is no longer available on the Figaro website.
Mr Redeker has written a letter to his friend, the philosopher AndrÃ© Glucksmann, describing his ordeal [French text here]:
“I am now in a catastrophic personal situation. Several death threats have been sent to me, and I have been sentenced to death by organizations of the al-Qaeda movement. […] On the websites condemning me to death there is a map showing how to get to my house to kill me, they have my photo, the places where I work, the telephone numbers, and the death fatwa. […] There is no safe place for me, I have to beg, two evenings here, two evenings there. […] I am under the constant protection of the police. I must cancel all scheduled conferences. And the authorities urge me to keep moving. […] All costs are at my own expense, including those of rents a month or two ahead, the costs of moving twice, legal expenses, etc.
Islam is a religion optimized for anarchy. It may well be the solution for many trapped in the Gap, but in its natural evangelical form it is not a religion compatible with Westernism, openness, or the Core. That is why the Long Global War against Terrorism is being fought for Islam.