Each year the US Department of State publishes its annual report on Human Rights Practices across the world. In its 2015 report the Department of State expresses concern with anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim incidents in France. Although this concern is justified, it must be put into context. Too many anti-Muslim incidents were reported in 2015. An increase… Continuer de lire America Alarmed at Racism in France
Let’s not rush to define what’s going on in the Place de la Republique in Paris. The movement dubbed Nuit Debout (Up All Night) defines and redefines itself every night. We must understand the context behind it to understand what it’s trying to mobilize for. There are two prevailing views on the matter. The skeptical… Continuer de lire Can The ‘Up All Night’ Protesters In Paris Find Common Ground?
Charlie Hebdo has been attacked, threatened, misunderstood and maligned — but it sticks to its core values. The world discovered Charlie Hebdo after the Danish cartoons of Muhammad affair of 2006 and the newsroom massacre in Paris of January 7, 2015. But not everyone quite grasps the magazine’s originality. To read more on Politico
IN PRAISE OF BLASPHEMY : Why Charlie Hebdo is not ‘islamophobic’ is finally out in english. According to Salman Rushdie, « This is a vitally important book ». To order it on Itunes – To order it on Amazon First Comment of Nick Cohen in StandPoint magazine : « In her new book In Praise of Blasphemy: Why Charlie Hebdo is not Islamophobic, Caroline Fourest wanted… Continuer de lire In praise of Blasphemy
The terrorist attacks continue relentlessly in quick succession. Blood has been spilled on the streets of Algiers, Cairo, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tunis, Islamabad, Baghdad, Bali, Bombay, New York, London, Paris and San Bernardino. For decades only Muslim countries were targeted. Jihadi violence — once barricaded within the lands of Islam by dictatorial regimes or civil… Continuer de lire Jihad and Racism Without Borders
Since January 11, French people have felt united, in response to such a cowardly and monstrous attack. But now, we’re already hearing discordant voices. With a warped and falsely rebellious spirit — unless this is a case of Stockholm syndrome — you will always find those that create excuses for the murderers. Their role, however,… Continuer de lire Our Dead, Our Self-Defense
Hard to describe the feeling of nausea caused by the media buzz over the shocking article in Le Parisien newspaper. An outrageous presentation of personal or trivial facts known only to those close to Charlie, a sensationalist, conspiracy theory “headline”, all the necessary ingredients to start the wild rumours flying again. Charb’s family and his… Continuer de lire A sickening article