…there are still pockets of resistance:
Ernesto Rojas Abbate was arrested in October 2010 after posting footage of himself wearing a devil mask and tearing pages from the Islamic holy book before setting it on fire and later urinating on it to extinguish the flames.
Watch your feelings:
The appeals court ruled that, while the video was “willfully outrageous and deliberately provocative”, there was no evidence Rojas Abbate had intended Â “to arouse feelings of hostility… aimed at provoking discrimination, hate, or violence towards Muslims.”
His lawyer, Renaud Bettcher, hailed the ruling, saying: “In a secular and republican society, it is incomprehensible that my client was prosecuted.Â Blasphemy does not exist in France.”
Police arrested Rojas Abbate after local Muslim leaders in Strasbourg reacted with outrage at the video.Â (When DON’T Muslims react with outrage?)
Â But that rewriting of French history is comingÂ along nicely:
Andrew Bolt: Â No to Napoleon, but yes to the African kingdom ofÂ Monomotapa… A country that refuses to teach its past, gives its citizens no sense of what binds them, which makes France seem suicidal:
Political Correctness, French Style. (Pay particular attentionâ€”starting at 2:15 in the videoâ€”as toÂ why the French history textbook is being “updated”Â and, following that, notice who is dictating some of the changes to the new French history textbook.)
Keep in mind that Sarkozy himself is on record saying “Arabic is the language of the future…”Â
Â Every time I travel to France, I am amazed that the only attractions are the palaces built prior to their pathetic Revolution. Â Â Nothing (except Tour D’Eiffel & Moulin Rouge) was created after the socialist revolution and the so-called Republic governs Â the country. Â Â French get what they deserve. Besides, a more socialist president will win the next elections and France will submerge into worse economic chaos and fade into oblivion.
Same applies here in Australia with KRudd, Â JooLiar Gillard,Bobby Brown and all the other progressives in the Australian gubmint Â who are hellbent to take away our personal freedoms and brainwash our children.
If we succumb to political correctness and group think, a reversal ofÂ Western decline is unlikely.
Before the era of political correctness, intellectuals with opposing political views still tried to learn from each other.
Lord, enlighten thou our enemies…; sharpen their wits, give acuteness to their perceptions and consecutiveness and clearness to their reasoning powers. We are in danger from their folly, not from their wisdom; their weakness is what fills us with apprehension, not their strength. Â Â
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