France meets the Third Jihad

"With my new iPhone 5 with the 4-inch screen, you can clearly see that they've insulted the prophet!" -- thanks to the Elder of Ziyon

We can now add twelve more names to the endless list of the dead that the religion of so-called "peace" has killed in the name of its paedophile "prophet" and its bloody-handed "god":
Four of France's most revered cartoonists - Stephane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski, Bernard 'Tignous' Verlhac and Jean Cabut - were among 12 people executed by masked gunmen in Paris today at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. 
Two masked men brandishing Kalashnikovs burst into the magazine's headquarters this morning, opening fire on staff, also shooting dead revered economist and contributor Bernard Maris, 68. 
Police officers were involved in a gunfight with the 'calm and highly disciplined men', who escaped in a hijacked car, speeding away towards east Paris. They remain on the loose, along with a third armed man. 
Three other victims are reported to be guest editor Michel Renaud, 73-year-old cartoonist Philippe HonorĂ© - known as Honore - and the magazine's proofreader Mustapha Ourad. 
Two police officers, Ahmed Merabet and Franck Brinsolaro, are also reportedly among the 12 people that have been killed, according to French media. 
Tributes have been pouring in to 'heroic' men who refused to be intimidated and who saw their work as vital tools of political expression, with one Twitter user stating 'you wanted to kill Charlie Hebdo, you just made it immortal'. 
Charbonnier, 47, known by his pen name Charb, was the editor of the weekly magazine, and once famously said 'I'd prefer to die than live like a rat'. He also declared, in the face of animosity from extremists, 'I live under French law, not Koranic law'. 
Gifted satirist Cabut, 76, also called Cabu, was Charlie Hebdo's lead cartoonist, Wolinski an 80-year-old who had been drawing cartoons since the 1960s and Tignous a much-admired 57-year-old contributor to the publication. 
As the world expressed its horror at the massacre, Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief Gerard Biard said 'a newspaper is not a weapon of war.'
Well, Monsieur Biard is wrong about that last part- just ask the shade of Randolph Hearst, for instance- but this is no time to be flippant.

I first got word that something was horribly wrong in Paris when I sat down to lunch at the canteen in my office. The Bulls**t British Broadcasting Corporation's main news channel was on the TV, with the sound switched off. At that point, it was clear that at least twelve people had died in a mass shooting in Paris.

As is standard practice among the "see-no-Islam" attitude of the Left's news institutions, the BBC made every possible effort to avoid speculating about the identities, ethnicities, origins, and any other telltale details of the attackers who committed the atrocity. If you'd been watching the Beeb's coverage without sound (as I was), you could have been forgiven for thinking that some Frog had simply gone off his meds and shot up a bunch of people.

However, since I'm not bound by their rules, I didn't bother asking who or what did the shooting. I immediately thought:
I'll bet anyone in this room 100 quid that the attackers were Islamists. And I'll win. 
I'm almost always right about such things. This is one of those times when I really wish I wasn't.

I don't think much of the French in general, but I bear them no real ill will. And I greatly admire the courage and moral decency of the people at Charlie Hebdo who risked their lives and professions to do what cartoonists are supposed to do- lampoon the absurd and the ridiculous.

I pray for the souls of those who died, and for their families. These people did not deserve to be slaughtered simply for doing what was right.

Twelve men and women were murdered in cold blood merely for expressing their rights to free expression and speech- rights protected under the aegis of a nominally Christian culture.

This is not the first time that the French have encountered Islamist aggression. In 732 AD, under the leadership of Charles "The Hammer" Martel, Frankish and Burgundian forces met, stopped, and crushed the numerically and qualitatively superior forces of the Ummayyad Caliphate's Gaulish conquest force at the Battle of Tours. Back then, the French were led by courageous and decisive leaders who understood that their lands, lives, and peoples were on the line. They did not hesitate to fight for what was right. And they won.

The French of that ancient time defended their rights through force- as rights must be defended. Otherwise, they're not "rights" at all- they're merely lines in the sand that anyone can cross anytime he chooses. A right has to be earned, always at great expense, for a right is precious beyond measure, and its cost is commensurate with its value.

Today France is led by cowards and weaklings who are desperate to avoid "Islamophobic" retaliations against an act of open war by non-state Islamist actors. They fail to understand the fact that they are fighting a Fourth-Generation War opponent in this particular enemy, and as a result will almost surely fail to respond appropriately.

France now faces the same decision point that every other advanced Western nation faces: do the French continue to let in and play host to hordes of half-civilised barbarians from Islamic nations, who believe in a politically ideology that is virulently hostile to the French culture and way of life? Or do they finally do what they should have done decades ago and not only shut down their borders to Islamic immigration, but expel all of those who have invaded their country?

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French politicians rushed to offer their commiserations in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, but they have been battling fears about terrorism for years. 
The success of Marine Le Pen, the far-Right Front National leader, has been the most visible sign of the rising tide of Islamophobia in France, which increased again in the wake of several attacks in December. 
Miss Le Pen said that she was "horrified" by the attack on the satirical magazine, saying she felt "huge sadness for the victims and sent her condolences to the families of the victims." 
In December, the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls had to call for calm after a series of attacks – where cars were used as battering rams on festive crowds – at Christmas. 
Mr Valls called for “cool-headedness”, while the President Francois Hollande urged the nation not to panic. 
The attacks were seen as a symptom of serious problems in French society, which has a large immigrant population from former French colonies including Algeria. 
For decades, France has had problems with the “banlieues”, the suburbs where poor immigrants live in large numbers. With residents having little hope of escaping the impoverished areas, the banlieues have become fertile recruitment grounds for extremists. 
The attacks last month marked a new challenge for the French security services. Soldiers were deployed after three separate attacks in three cities across France. In one attack in Nantes, a van driver crashed into a Christmas market, injuring ten people. In Dijon, 13 people were injured after a driver shouting “Allahu akbar” (or “God is great”) drove into pedestrians at five different locations in the city.
Until and unless I see someone like Marine Le Pen in France, or Geert Wilders in Holland, or Nigel Farage in the UK, come to power, I will remain deeply sceptical of the willingness of Europeans to make a stand and fight for their lands and their freedoms.

Yet even now, there is still some hope. Though their media institutions remain solidly in the tank for the Islamist cause, if not for the Islamists who actually committed this atrocity, the French might just finally be waking up to the reality that they are targets, just like the rest of us.

It's up to them to decide what they want to do about it. If they have any sense left at all, they'll do the right thing and reconquer their country in the name of the French culture, way of life, and people.

Evil is powerless when the good are unafraid
-- Ronald Wilson Reagan 

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