January 7, 2015
The Wisdom Fund

Terrorism? Free Speech? Sheer Hypocrisy

Voltaire: To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?

French Court Bans Christ Advert
BBC News, March 11, 2005

The UN Decides a Universal Ban on Revisionism
by Robert Faurisson,, November 17, 2005

Holocaust Denial - Crime or Free Speech?
by Tom Zeller Jr., The New York Times News Blog, February 15, 2007

The True Story of Free Speech in America
by Robert Fisk, The Independent, April 7, 2007

Helen Thomas, Under Siege About Israel Comments, Retires
by Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers, June 7, 2010

They Bombed Al-Jazeera's Reporters
by Wadah Khanfar,, December 10, 2010

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech and Intellectual Property That You've Never Heard Of
by Sandra Fulton,, August 29, 2012

When The Government Demands Silence -- The Ugliness of The Patriot Act
by Andrew P. Napolitano, Fox News, March 21, 2013

Free Speech Threats in The US and UK
by Mick Hume, Columbia Journalism Review, October 1, 2013

The NSA's Global Threat to Free Speech
by Kenneth Roth, The New York Review of Books , November 18, 2013

Outrage as France Become First Country in World to Ban Pro-Palestine Demos
by Peter Allen, Daily Mail, July 18, 2014

No Offense: The New Threats to Free Speech
by John O'Sullivan, The Wall Street Journal, October 31, 2014

Israel Charges Eight Palestinians Over Facebook Posts
Middle East Monitor, December 23, 2014

The Biggest Threat to French Free Speech Isn't Terrorism. It's The Government
by Jonathan Turley, The Washington Post, January 8, 2015

France Wins Battle to Ban Anti-Semitic Comedian
Agence France-Presse, January 9, 2015

I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language
ACLU, January 23, 2015

United States Free Speech Exceptions
From Wikipedia

Freedom of Speech by Country
From Wikipedia

The UN High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change defined terrorism as any action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants with the purpose of intimidating a population or compelling a government or an international organisation to do, or abstain from, any act.

Sir Peter Ustinov: Terrorism is the war of the poor, and War is the terrorism of the rich.

"AMERICA'S CRUSADE," The Wisdom Fund, October 16, 2003

Enver Masud, "The Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad," The Wisdom Fund, February 6, 2006

The War on Islam

Molly Moore, "In France, Prisons Filled With Muslims," Washington Post, April 29, 2008

Enver Masud, "Preaching the Gospel of 'biblical capitalism,' military might, and American empire," The Wisdom Fund, May 25, 2009

Enver Masud, "Fear Paralyzes U.S. Muslim 'Leaders," The Wisdom Fund, August 3, 2010

Enver Masud, "Crusade: Jihad Against Islam," The Wisdom Fund, March 6, 2011

. . . makes vividly clear that religion is not the problem.--Karen Armstrong, "Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence," Knopf; 1St Edition edition (October 28, 2014)

Henry Samuel, "Islamophobic' Michel Houellebecq book featured by Charlie Hebdo published today," The Telegraph, January 7, 2015

Saker, "'I am NOT Charlie,", January 8, 2015

Mark Steel, "Norway's Christians Didn't Have To Apologise For Anders Breivik, And It's The Same For Muslims Now,", January 8, 2015

Tariq Ali, Democracy Now, January 7, 2015

Andre Vltchek, "Who Should be Blamed for Muslim Terrorism?,", January 9, 2015

Robert Fisk, "Charlie Hebdo: Paris attack brothers' campaign of terror can be traced back to Algeria in 1954,", January 9, 2015

Steven Zhou, "The Left's Ignorant Islam Critics,", January 9, 2015

Jeremy Scahill, "Al Qaeda Source: AQAP Directed Paris Attack,", January 9, 2015

Glenn Greenwald, "In Solidarity With a Free Press: Some More Blasphemous Cartoons,", January 9, 2015

HOAX?, January 10, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts, "Glenn Greenwald nails the Charlie Hebdo affair,", January 11, 2015

George Washington[sic], "The First Question to Ask After Any Terror Attack: Was It a False Flag?,", January 11, 2015

"Charlie Hebdo attacks: Vast Paris rally to take place,", January 11, 2015

Henry Samuel, "French police chief committed suicide after Charlie Hebdo attack,", January 12, 2015

VIDEO: Jeremy Scahill, "'Circus of Hypocrisy',", January 12, 2015

Dean Obeidallah, "Are All Terrorists Muslims? It's Not Even Close,", January 14, 2015

Ramzy Baroud, "It's Not About Islam; It Never Was,", January 14, 2015

Hicham Hamza, "Suicided officer's family denied access to autopsy,", January 16, 2015

"Sibel Edmonds on the Paris Shooting," January 21, 2015 [skip to 13 min]

Andrew Levine, "Charlie Hebdo's Rights and Wrongs,", January 23, 2015

ABC TV, Big Ideas: Debate on Free Speech

Ali Khamenei, "Islam and Prejudice,", January 24, 2015

[Their identities were established by the unprofessional and unlikely act of leaving their identification in the getaway car. . . .

Hamyd Mourad, the alleged driver of the getaway car, when seeing his name circulating on social media as a suspect, realized the danger he was in and quickly turned himself in to police for protection against being murdered by security forces as a terrorist.--Paul Craig Roberts, "The Matrix Is Real & How It Will Change All Of Our Lives,", February 5, 2015]

[In the end, Charlie Hebdo, like much of the French intelligentsia, became an agent of orthodoxy, a persecutor of the poor and the powerless, deaf to their desperation.--Jeffrey St. Clair, "A Fearful Solidarity,", February 6, 2015]

We Are Not Charlie Hebdo We Are Not Charlie Hebdo, March 10, 2015

Sheikh Imran Hosein, "An Islamic response to charlie (9/11) hebdo,", April 7, 2015

[The slain former editor of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo calls "Islamophobia" simply modern-day racism in a book he finished only two days before he was gunned down--Daniela Deane, "What a victim of the Charlie Hebdo shootings had to say about 'Islamophobia',", April 17, 2015]

Glenn Greenwald, "Greatest Threat to Free Speech Comes Not From Terrorism, But From Those Claiming to Fight It,", May 13, 2015

Dahr Jamail, "Free Speech Gets the Death Penalty,", September 29, 2015

Glenn Greenwald, "Anti-Israel Activism Criminalized in the Land of Charlie Hebdo and 'Free Speech',", October 27, 2015

"58 Admitted False Flag Attacks,", February 2, 2016

Anthony Torres, "Informant Claude Hermant implicates French state in Charlie Hebdo attacks,", May 22, 2017

Chris Kitching, "Woman, 24, lured on Tinder date by 'cult' couple who cut her body into 14 pieces,", October 16, 2020 [Why doesn't this get the visibility that the Hebdo killing does?]

Decoded: Je suis Ahmed, TRT World, November 1, 2020

Macron should have said: "Yes we have freedom of expression, but we also have a duty to be considerate, respectful, gracious to others. Yes we have freedom of expression, but a free people often discourage the use of vulgar speech. So as President I will defend Mr Paty's right to free speech, but I condemn his use of that right in this disgraceful manner. I remind Mr Paty, our national motto is 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity'."
Of course this killing is wrong -- it goes without saying. French courts will deal with the killing. Macron doesn't need to provoke Muslims worldwide, thereby, creating a bigger issue.
The killer showed his barbarism. Macron showed his hypocrisy.
Sixteen European countries -- including France, and Israel have laws against Holocaust denial. In Austria, David Irving, historian, was imprisoned for questioning "the holocaust." In the U.S. speaking against Israel or Zionism will get you barred from news and social media, and deny you a job. In India, a Tanishq advertisement for jewellery worn by a Hindu-Muslim couple had to be withdrawn after outrage by religious zealots.
Israel supported by the U.S., by witholding its participation in the Madrid Peace Conference, forced the UN General Assembly to revoke Resolution 3379, adopted on 10 November 1975, which had called Zionism a form of racism.
Free speech? When it suits those in power.
Enver Masud, November 4, 2020

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