‘Je Suis Charlie’ is Worth Fighting For

Charlie Hebdo is as intolerant as those it lambasts. But the Paris attack is a wake-up call to those who are asleep

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The cold blooded Charlie Hebdo massacre sparked unprecedented European solidarity that was characterized by the “Je suis Charlie” slogan. “I Am Charlie” meant for most people “I am for freedom of speech,” or in truth, “I am for letting me say whatever the hell I want, whenever I want, to whomever I want.”

Charlie Hebdo is the glass case where readers could watch the old Judeo-Christian values being trampled under the boot of a godless society that actually takes pride in ridiculing, belittling and mocking all who refuse to accept the lofty (lefty?) culture of contempt, a culture that defies its own core values by showing the deepest disrespect to billions of people who, for the life of them, can’t figure out what’s so funny about the reduction their holy men to farting figures.

Ironically, if turned into a cartoon, Charlie Hebdo’s own sense of freedom of speech would look as grotesque as its caricatures mocking Jews, Muslims, Republicans and anything and everything in between.

The truth is that Charlie Hebdo does not represent freedom of speech. It is the post-modern face of repression that in a clever way is able to make tyranny look good. It is the same tactic used by the pro-Palestinian propaganda machine to win over Europe. Like Charlie Hebdo, this movement was able to persuade Europe that their culture of contempt is a noble fight for freedom.

Its own intolerance notwithstanding, the Charlie Hebdo massacre exposed intolerance of such colossal scale that decent people around the globe were left with no choice but to declare, “Je suis Charlie,” which should be more accurately translated for most to mean “I stand against an imperialistic religion that opposes freedom.”

Though Europeans would like to think so, it is not a coincidence that though not all Muslims are terrorists, almost all terrorists are Muslims. If anything therefore, the Charlie Hebdo massacre demonstrates once again that Islam and the values of the French Republic cannot coexist. It is simply one or the other, and Muslims are making sure in every possible way to let the world know that this is so.

Though definitely unintended, the deadly Islamic assault on liberal Western freedoms is like a slap in the face of a man intoxicated with his own inertia. Muslims by their actions show an unwilling Europe that there are things worth fighting for, and that they better figure this out before it’s too late.

If “Je suis Charlie” is more than just the right to be offensive, Muslims are in for a hell of a fight. If all “Je suis Charlie” means is a childish desire to be left alone, Europe most likely is going to be taken over by those who, cruel as they are, are persuading a growing number of ex-Christians simply because they still believe there are things worth fighting for.


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