September 19, 2012
In France where people are sent to jail for "Holocaust denial," considered by law a religious hate crime,
it seems strange then that well timed, raunchy cartoons designed solely
to insult and inflame hate against and amongst Muslims worldwide would
be defended vigorously by French politicians who claim, according to the Christian Science Monitor, that "freedom of the press should not be infringed."
With Neo-Conservative warmongers behind a recent inflammatory film titled, "The Innocence of Muslims,"
and their counterparts amongst radical sectarian extremists leading
violent protests across the Middle East and North Africa, it would
almost seem as if the publication of insulting cartoons by a French
paper, "Charlie Hebdo," was part of a grander strategy to create a
manufactured conflict between Islam and the West, setting the stage for
more overt military operations to take over faltering covert operations
in Syria and beyond.
France (and the West) Are Playing Both Sides
It is a fact that France itself has provided state sponsorship of
terrorism from Libya to Syria, arming, funding, and politically backing
the very groups taking to the streets, burning Western consulates, and
killing bystanders, diplomats, and security forces alike. France had armed, trained, funded, and provided air support for the UN-listed terrorist outfit, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) last year in Libya, in their bid to overthrow the government of Muammar Qaddafi.