Understanding It–Intimidating the Opposition in Europe (and getting help)

In a piece well worth reading, in its entirety, Caroline Glick writes of a high school teacher in France currently liviing in hiding from death threats related to his Op-ed in Le Figaro. Robert Redeker sleeps in various places, a night or two at a time, with police protection, after writing :


…”As in the Cold War, where violence and intimidation were the methods used by an ideology hell bent on hegemony, so today Islam tries to put its leaden mantel all over the world. Benedict XVI’s cruel experience is testimony to this. Nowadays, as in those times, the West has to be called the ‘Free World’ in comparison to the Muslim world; likewise, the enemies of the ‘Free World,’ the zealous bureaucrats of the Koran’s vision, who swarm in the very center of the ‘Free World,’ should be called by their true name.”

In reaction to Redeker’s column, Egypt banned Le Figaro and Redeker received numerous death threats. His address and maps to his home were published on al-Qaida-linked Web sites and he was forced to leave his job, and flee for his life. While Redeker e-mailed a colleague that French police have set free the man they know was behind the threats to his life, Redeker recently described his plight to a friend in the following fashion, “There is no safe place for me, I have to beg, two evenings here, two evenings there… I am under the constant protection of the police. I must cancel all scheduled conferences.”

For its part, Le Figaro ‘s editor appeared on Al-Jazeera to apologize for publishing Redeker’s article….

Just this section above is shocking and again makes one wonder if Western civilization can survive while privileging Islamo-fascists who openly speak out about destroying it while high school teachers are forced into hiding. Read the entire Glick piece, linked to above.


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