“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Paris marches for Charlie Hebdo.

Perhaps a million people will gather on the streets of Paris today in a show of national unity against the idea that people can be killed for drawing. We can but hope that Europe will not allow itself to be consumed by sectarian violence. But I keep hearing that Islam is a religion of peace. Tell that to the people of Iraq where the death toll stands at 519 so far this year.

1 comment:

Dr Llareggub said...

You can add another 30 countries where the religion of peace are killing, start with Nigeria this week alone. It is getting awfully hard to justify the killings as a response to the sins of the west. And the Guardian's efforts to explain Boko Haram's killing and kidnapping as a response to climate change caused by westerners who use oil in the SUV's is pure Guardian crap. Islam has been at war with the west and other branches of Islam from the start.

Today politicians - no friends of free speech - will attend the march in Paris and portray Islam as a religion of peace in fear of a backlash. They will return and use the threat of Islamophobia to restrict a wide range of legitimate protests, not all against Islam.