09 February 2006

The Racist Rot of Europe's Press

As more information comes out, the decision by the European press to reprint the offensive cartoons that orginally appeared in Jyllands-Posten, Denmark's largest paper, nakedly exposes the racism, hypocrisy, and hostility towards Arab and Muslim people that permeates the continent's media.

Salon reports today that:
The paper wanted to instigate trouble, just not the kind of trouble it got. And in this mission it acted in concert with the Danish government.

In Denmark the national papers have historically been associated with the main political parties... by political affinity and history.... Jyllands-Posten is associated with the prime minister's party.
At his party's annual meeting, Denmark's Minister of Cultural Affairs Brian Mikkelsen said, "The Culture War has now been raging for some years. And I think we can conclude that the first round has been won." In the same speech, according to the Salon piece, he told the audience that the next front would be against "the acceptance of Muslims norms and ways of thought."

These ideas permeate the racist European mind. In England, one can incite violence against Muslims without fear. But, for speaking out against non-Muslims, European courts will send you to jail for years.

On Thursday, England's racist courts sentenced Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri to 7 years in prison for "inciting hatred against non-muslims." A week earlier, the same court system acquitted Nick Griffin of similar charges after he called Islam a "wicked, vicious faith [that] has expanded through a handful of cranky lunatics about 1,300 years ago until it's now sweeping country after country."

Another member of Griffin's political party, Mark Collett, has said he wanted to blow up mosques with a rocket launcher and machine-gun worshippers with "about a million bullets." These cases, viewed side-by-side, reveal the seriousness of Europe's committment to "free speech."

On the subject of the Holocaust, too, the stark hypocrisy of Europe's ruling class and media shows its ass. In December, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad commented that the West would pay no mind "if someone were to deny the existence of God... or prophets and religion," adding that "if someone were to deny the myth of the Jews' massacre, all the Zionist mouthpieces and the governments subservient to the Zionists tear their larynxes and scream against the person as much as they can."

Events have proven Ahmadinejad absolutely correct. In Europe, one can defile God but not the Holocaust. Initially, to defuse the crisis, Jyllands-Posten spouted off some sanctimoneous rhetoric about free speech and agreed to print cartoons inflamatory to Jews and the Holocaust. After a few torn larynxes, citing a "fear of being misunderstood," the paper quickly retracted this offer betraying the appearance of a committment to free speech.

[Incidentally, the same racist, hypocrtical rag has also refused to print cartoons that defiled the Christian God.]

We can hardly confine ourselves to Europe, either, when Uncle Sam's Plantation is so rife with racist hypocrisy. We have documented proof of evangelical racist Christian fanatics like William Boykin torturing prisoners in Iraq and other American torture camps. Will the NY Times or Wall St. Journal print a cartoon showing Jesus restraining and force-feeding a hunger-striking detainee at the Guantanamo Bay concentration camp?

As they do with everything, Uncle Sam blamed Syria and Lebanon for the riots. Emerging from a meeting with Apartheid Israel's de facto Foreign Minister, Condoleezza Rice told the press, "I don’t have any doubt that ... Iran and Syria have gone out of their way to inflame sentiments and to use this to their own purposes. And the world ought to call them on it," she said.

On this absurd scapegoating of Iran & Syria for protests in Egypt & Afghanistan, the WSWS comments that
ostensible defenders of press freedom instinctively sympathize with the regime of Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan, which 'defended freedom' by shooting down seven demonstrators. Other deaths were reported in Lebanon, Turkey and Somalia. All but one of those killed were Muslim protesters.
This whole ghastly provocation by racist zealots in the European media should quickly move to the dustbin of history. Before it does, we must reject the characterization, made by red-baiting Zionists like Daniel Pipes who suggest that, "the key issue at stake in the battle over the 12 Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West?"

Pipes is a wretched liar and vile propagandist. His deluded suggestion that Europe respects free speech exposes his ignorance of current affairs and his role as psy-op propagandist for the Zionist agenda.

This row has helped to further dileneate the chasm between ruler and ruled. One either sides with the Muslims enraged by this racist provocation, or the racists doing the provoking. The Blairs, Clintons, Merkels of the world stand with the racists. How about you?
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