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In the Philippines (above), Pakistan, Algeria and other Muslim nations,

people are just as outraged by the work of Charlie Hebdo as Westerners

are about the massacre of its editorial staff.

 

 

Faulting Charlie Hebdo or Being Algerian are not Terrorist Acts! (Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria)

 

"At the moment in France and Europe, 'it is not good to be a Muslim.' It is not good to be Algerian or of Algerian origin. Yet most Muslims completely share the view expressed about these 'jihadists' by Hezbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who said that through their 'vile, violent and inhumane acts, have harmed The Prophet and Muslims more than did their enemies more than the books, films and cartoons that have so insulted The Prophet.' These 'militants' - like the indigenous citizens of the Republic, journalists thinking 'outside the box,' and others, are being held 'responsible' for crimes they disapprove of with every fiber of their being. It is not through the stigmatization of entire populations, emerging political forces and by silencing those who struggle to expose political contradictions that these problems will be resolved."

 

By M. Saadoune

 

Translated By Jill Naeem

 

January 16, 2015

 

Algeria - Le Quotidien d'Oran - Original Article (French)

Whether they are practicing religious believers, agnostics or atheists, French and Europeans of Arab, North African or African descent, however distant, are experiencing very hard times. They are blamed, ostracized, held responsible for or complicit with the very serious acts committed in France last week. The phrase "reject lumping everyone together" is used purely as a matter of form so that people who see an opportunity to remark and analyze these criminal actions absolve themselves from criticism later.

 

At the moment in France and Europe, "it is not good to be a Muslim." It is not good to be Algerian or of Algerian origin, among others, who have often been classified as dangerous. These are the messages we're receiving from people we know in France, more or less formulated in identical terms. Yet most Muslims completely share the view expressed about these 'jihadists' by Hezbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah, who he said that through their "vile, violent and inhumane acts, have harmed The Prophet and Muslims more than did their enemies more than the books, films and cartoons that have so insulted The Prophet [video below]." Obviously these are voices we are trying not to hear.

 

 

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After Paris, Freedom Writ Large is at Stake  
Huanqiu, China:
Condemn Paris Attacks ... and Western Cultural Insensitivity  
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'Europe's 9/11': If this is Islam, here's What We'd Like  
Die Zeit, Germany:
Charlie Hebdo: Time to 'Impose the Enlightenment' on Islam  
Le Figaro, France: War has Come to France - and France Must Win it

Corriere Della Sera, Italy: On Pope Francis' Secret Service: Confronting ISIS Threat

 

The situation is even more difficult for those who are actively and publicly engaged - acting within the law, let's make that clear, in the fight against social discrimination and Islamophobia. The "lumping together" is in fact already operating against those who, exercising the right to free expression recognized under the law, voice their disagreement with the ideas of Charlie Hebdo. These "militants" - like the indigenous peoples of the Republic, journalists thinking "outside the box," and others, are being held "responsible" for crimes they disapprove of with every fiber of their being. It is not pure emotion that obliges them to defend themselves. Some, like extremists on the far-right, but not only them, have already launched an assault on the free expression of others for the purposes of political exploitation, summoning them to keep quiet.

 

This moment of intense emotion and anger seems to some the perfect time to impinge on free expression, which is nonetheless the signpost being brandished. Sensing the ill wind, the French unionists of "Solidaires," on the very day of the carnage, unanimously rejected "all the enemies of freedom whose will is to stigmatize individuals and groups based on their origin, culture, or religion after this atrocious act." This wasn't just a case of simple premonition. Looking at the television coverage where the words "lumping together" are frequently repeated, there is indeed a blacklisting with respect to a Muslim community that doesn't exist, and which is summoned not in order to condemn it, which is a foregone conclusion, but to assume "responsibility." Pure fantasy!

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With emotions unleashed, people are choosing their words carelessly, thoughtlessly referring to those involved in the public and political debate as "guilty." It's as if they want to impose a conclusion: that the fault is with Islam and Muslims. This, however, is not a simple matter of religion or of the alleged incapacity of Islam to adapt to modernity. The modern "jihad" was born of the Cold War. It was orchestrated and perpetuated. The policies pursued by Western States and Arab governments created these mutants that destroy Arab and Muslim countries. It is not through the stigmatization of entire populations, emerging political forces and by silencing those who struggle to expose political contradictions that these problems will be resolved. This in fact creates Daesh recruits. That is to say nothing of attempting to exploit painful times to engage in political maneuvers.

 

 

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Posted By Worldmeets.US January 16, 2014, 9:56am

 

 

 

 

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