With Muslim terrorists committing anti-Semitic massacres in France and Denmark earlier this year, and Middle Eastern and African youths routinely harassing Jews on the street in European cities, one might think that facilitating another massive influx of Muslims, along with all the chain migration to follow, would be considered not good for the Jews. Some... Read More
From the NYT: In Cold Political Terms, Far Right and French President Both Gain By STEVEN ERLANGER JAN. 11, 2015 PARIS — ... If Mr. Hollande has gotten a small boost from these terrible few days, however, so have Ms. Le Pen and the far-right National Front, which has made the challenge of radical Islam... Read More
Commenter Wilkey points out: America has a lot of ways of enforcing blasphemy taboos as well, such as being forced out of your job (e.g., James D. Watson, Jason Richwine, Brandon Eich, etc.), public humiliations, leaking confidential conversations, and so forth. A belief in magic is almost mandatory these days.
From the Washington Post: Whenever Muslims Behave Badly, we are immediately warned by the establishment, in what I call the Frontlash, that the real danger is the imminent, looming Backlash. In the U.S., of course, this is awfully silly since there are basically zero white Christian youth organizations outside of the control of responsible adults.... Read More
The terrorist slaughter of the staff of a satirical magazine featuring on its cover this week novelist Michel Houellebecq occurred on the day of publication in France of Houllebecq new novel Submission. Here's a synopsis of the novel, which is scheduled for publication in English translation in the fall. Back in 2002, Houellebecq had been... Read More
From the New York Times news pages: 'Dangerous Moment’ for Europe, as Fear and Resentment Grow By STEVEN ERLANGER and KATRIN BENNHOLD JAN. 7, 2015 LONDON — The sophisticated, military-style strike Wednesday on a French newspaper known for satirizing Islam staggered a continent already seething with anti-immigrant sentiments in some quarters, feeding far-right nationalist parties... Read More