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Cartoons Prompt French Closures (Fear of Islam Portends Beginning of End of Western Civilization)
Wall Street Journal ^ | September 19, 2012 | INTI LANDAURO

Posted on 09/20/2012 8:54:55 AM PDT by lbryce

France will close embassies and French schools in 20 countries on Friday, its Foreign Ministry said, amid fears of a backlash after a French magazine published a series of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

France said it would close its embassies as well as French schools in 20 countries on Friday, amid fears of backlash after a magazine published a series of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Inti Landauro has details on Lunch Break from Paris. Photo: Getty Images.

French authorities said they feared the cartoons published Wednesday in satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo could cause more outrage in the Muslim world, days after a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad helped to fuel violent protests at U.S. and other Western embassies in several Muslim countries.

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's publisher, known only as Charb, speaks to journalists, on Wednesday in Paris.

Paris's move to pre-emptively close its embassies highlights how Western governments are grappling to respond to a wave of protests whose flash points lie largely out of their control.

The French government said that although freedom of speech rules applied in France, the magazine's publication of the cartoons was ill-timed. "It is dangerous, even irresponsible, when we know the general climate, to pour oil on fire," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Paris on Wednesday.

French authorities didn't disclose the list of embassies subject to closure. But government officials said they had decided to close buildings on Friday because it is the main day of prayer for Muslims, suggesting the order would apply mainly to Muslim countries. Ambassadors could choose to keep their embassies closed beyond Friday for security reasons, a spokesman at the Foreign Ministry said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islam
That France would close embassies and French schools in 20 countries on Friday should come as no surprise to anyone who know the pusillanimous, cowardly French for what they are. An exploding Muslim population has changed France, Europe as well, forever. France has done a lot to cosset their exploding Muslim population. Muslims, as part of their religious obligation, pray five times a day and would block major streets and boulevards in Paris by accumulating mobs in spontaneous prayer services until France promised to open up facilities around the city for them to utilize.

The chicken-sh!t French in making this move, are essentially raising the white flag in standing up to tyranny, injustice, everything Western civilization has ever fought for and against demonstrating to Muslims everywhere that to a certain degree it is the beginning of the end of Western civilization in that they have won.

1 posted on 09/20/2012 8:54:59 AM PDT by lbryce
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2 posted on 09/20/2012 9:05:10 AM PDT by tomkat (parliament of whores, mulatto pimp, cabal of commissars . . . what could go wrong ?)
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To: lbryce
What's the point? How long do they intend to keep them closed.
The Muslims are still fighting the Crusades for crying out loud.
They're still looking for Salmon Rushdie for a book he wrote 20 years ago.
3 posted on 09/20/2012 9:06:02 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: lbryce
Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries will be the only thing that keeps a remnant of Western culture alive.

Kind of ironic.

4 posted on 09/20/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: lbryce

>satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo could cause more outrage in the Muslim world

Nitwits. It’s the muzscum that create the outrage in their world. The cartoons provide them another excuse to behave like animals.

islam is similar to a virus that destroys living beings. Vaccines against it come in many calibers and tonnage.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by soycd
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To: lbryce

“The chicken-sh!t French in making this move, are essentially raising the white flag.”

But according to John Cleese, the French White Flag Factory burned down recently, completely destroying French Foreign Policy!


6 posted on 09/20/2012 9:15:29 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: tomkat

I’m so ashamed that I’m half French.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 9:18:04 AM PDT by albie
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To: lbryce

The civilized world should drive them back into their Middle East and Southwest Asian hellholes.

But we won’t.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 9:19:09 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: albie
Worry about stuff you can change .. to hell with the rest.

/free advice   ;-)

Truth be told, since those maggØts moved into 1600, the USSA's lost some braggin' rights too . . .

9 posted on 09/20/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT by tomkat (parliament of whores, mulatto pimp, cabal of commissars . . . what could go wrong ?)
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10 posted on 09/20/2012 9:27:31 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: lbryce

Mark Steyn made a couple interesting points in `America Alone’:
1. the truism that muslims are simply incapable of assimilating (i.e. they simply refuse to do so) into their host country, except for understanding and adopting the `grievance’ political model (see: Jackson/Sharpton/`phobia’); and,
2. the only reason we haven’t seen the type of nonsense in our country going on in `Eurabia,’ e.g. burning cars, harassing women not wearing head scarves, declaring certain pars of cities exempt from civil law and subject to shariah, is that, either they aren’t strong enough yet, or they know that we wouldn’t stand for it, or both.
Keep your powder dry.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 9:46:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: lbryce

2013 Tomahawk Strikes Prompt Permanent Flattened Closures of Muslim Embassies World-Wide (Fear of Crusaders Portends Beginning of End of Islam)


12 posted on 09/20/2012 9:57:39 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ( . Who knew??)
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To: lbryce
Perhaps the West should start issuing fatwas of our own.

Simply announce that, on every incident where Westerners are harmed by Islamic mobs, we will quietly find out who was whipping up the crowds, and who was financing and supporting those people. We will add them to a list.

13 posted on 09/20/2012 10:11:38 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: lbryce
There is a solution to convince the French this is a bad idea, cowardly, & makes gov’t look dysfunctional.

Each week, a French newspaper should post satirical pics of mohammed. Perhaps a series spanning months, until the French gov’t realizes it can remain paralyzed in fear or man up & realize that muzzies hate us, will always hate us, regardless of what we do.

There is no point to having diplomatic relations with countries if it means fear & appeasement. Might as well close the embassies, run home, & hide.

Or, France can tell the host countries that they WILL protect the embassies & staff, or they can close THEIR embassies in France & GET THE HELL OUT!

14 posted on 09/20/2012 10:31:20 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: lbryce
Muslims over there need to understand that we do have free speech, you don;t impose your values on us over here and what gets me is that some of them move over here and then want to have their new country like the crap hole they left.

What pisses me off is how the left defends muslims and islam and a man who would be classed as a sick child molester today because he married Aisha at her age of 6 and then waited to ave sex with her when she reached 9.

The left defends them but have no problem with making fun and attacking Christians especially the homostapo and homosexuals on their websites, on their freak parades etc.

15 posted on 09/20/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: lbryce

The Muslims are not happy....

They’re not happy in Gaza.

They’re not happy in Egypt.

They’re not happy in Libya.

They’re not happy in Morocco.

They’re not happy in Iran.

They’re not happy in Iraq.

They’re not happy in Yemen.

They’re not happy in Afghanistan.

They’re not happy in Pakistan.

They’re not happy in Syria.

They’re not happy in Lebanon.

So, where are they happy?

They’re happy in Australia.

They’re happy in Canada.

They’re happy in England.

They’re happy in France.

They’re happy in Italy.

They’re happy in Germany.

They’re happy in Sweden.

They’re happy in the USA.

They’re happy in Norway.

They’re happy in Holland.

They’re happy in Denmark.

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim and unhappy in every country that is!

And who do they blame?

Not Islam.

Not their leadership.

Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!

AND THEN; They want to change those countries to be like....

THE COUNTRY THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering...

How damn dumb can you get?


16 posted on 09/20/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT by unique1
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To: lbryce
I, uh, hate to judge before all the facts are in, but it's beginning to look like, uh, we're going to have to kill them ALL.

Where's Gen. Buck Turgidson when we need him?

17 posted on 09/20/2012 11:48:10 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

General “Buck” Turgidson: Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Scooter100

Hey, Scooter? Where've you been? Why'd you take so long to ask?I've been waiting for someone like you to get a hold of me on this red Mohammed DEFCON-1 phone line to get cracking.

19 posted on 09/20/2012 11:56:56 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: unique1

Ha! You nailed it! Great post.

And the West (that is, the spineless Western politicians, not the affected peoples) is overtly inviting immigration of malcontent welfare leaches from the muslim sphere. Time to bring out the torches and pitchforks.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 1:04:45 PM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: redgolum

>>>Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries will be the only thing that keeps a remnant of Western culture alive.<<<

Add to that list Alaska, Australia, New Zealand, and Texas. When Rome fell to the barbarians, the rest of Rome continued for another 1,000 years in the east.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 1:16:12 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: redpoll
Texas will be majority Hispanic within twenty years. Assuming that there isn't a push by immigrants there to make it part of Mexico again.

Alaska could go it alone. Biggest issue is that if the US falls, it will be caught in a rush of people looking to get the natural resources located there. And remember, it was part of Russia. Part of Russian historical worldview is that once a land has been part of Holy Mother Russia, it is ALWAYS part of Russia. There are a number of groups inside of Russia today who are advocating pressing a claim on Alaska and much of the Northwest coast of North America.

Australia and New Zealand I will plead ignorance. The Aussies have a problem (much greater than ours) with islamic immigrants and have an even worse record of appeasement.

22 posted on 09/20/2012 1:31:10 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: lbryce

No disrespect for your views. I agree. But have you seen how Obama and Hillary are using OUR hard earned tax dollars?

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/20/13992235-us-spends-70000-on-pakistan-ad-denouncing-anti-muslim-film?lite


23 posted on 09/20/2012 7:29:26 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: unique1

Truth.

Another thing to consider is the “racism’ et all accusations by libs RE muslims.

If we are to consider the behavior of muslims as their cultural norm, and that ‘we’ are at fault for upsetting them, then by logical extension one of two things must be the case. Either such behavior is in fact ‘normal’ and thus we should adopt it, down to the stonings, child rape and beastiality, or the entirety of the liberal view that islamic behavior being acceptable is wrong. It cannot by definition be OK in the mid east and not OK here because that would mean that geography determines acceptable behavior. Clearly a ludicrous idea.

The largest ‘contributing to this mess’ problem IMO we have is not forcing both muslims and liberals to explain in detail why it is that muslims can behave like 7th century animals. Because it seems ‘racist’ to think that as human beings they are mentally inferior and thus unable to act anb behave in a civilized manner. Which is exactly what liberals propose with their plethora of excuses.

Since many mid eastern babies have been adopted into western families and raised non-muslim without them suddenly going jihadi, ‘race’ is provably not a factor.

Nor are muslims a ‘race’ to begin with.

Bottom line: Before we can even get to dealing with muslims themselves, liberals and their ilk must be dragged into the open and forced to explain the above. They cannot have it both ways. Either muslims are indeed untamable animals or the philosophy of liberalism is wrong.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 10:38:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: lbryce

It’s the exact opposite. Islam is losing to modernity. The Internet and technology in general is what is driving this. They’ll lose or take us with them. That’s why we have to fight the Islamists in their nests.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 2:28:32 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: lbryce

Muss our hair, General, muss our hair!


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: lbryce
"Truly, the pen is mightier than the sword."


27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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