Szarkozy in the crosshairs of the Muhammedans since he called them ‘scum’ during the French intifadah. But even on a ‘normal day’ the scum torches about a hundred cars….
French Dhimmies coming to their senses?
Do we see the beginning of resistance to the Islamization of France?
by Eloi Rouyer Wed Feb 7,
PARIS (AFP) – A French satirical weekly won support from interior minister and presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy when it went on trial for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The message from Sarkozy, who is also minister for religious affairs, at the opening of the case seen as a test for freedom of expression brought a swift response from the French Muslim Council (CFCM).
Furious at what it saw as government interference, the CFCM called an emergency meeting amid reports that its board might resign in protest.
“The executive board of the CFCM deplores the politicisation of a legal case leading it to denounce (the interference) … as an act of provocation linking terrorism and Islam,” said CFCM president Dalil Boubakeur.
“The CFCM executive regrets this manipulation,” he said.
“It calls for restraint to keep the issue in its proper context, which is that of two cartoons offending Muslims.”
A source close to the Council said the question of the board resigning would also be discussed during the emergency meeting.
The case against Charlie Hebdo was brought by two Muslim groups that are part of the CFCM, the Paris Grand Mosque and the Union of Islamic Organisations of France.
“What is there left to do if you can’t laugh at terrorists? If we can’t laugh at them, we are done for,” Charlie Hebdo editor Philippe Val told the Paris criminal court.
Sarkozy, the front-runner in the presidential elections in April, seemed to agree, saying in his letter that Charlie Hebdo had followed “an old French tradition, that of satire.”
“I prefer an excess of cartoons than the absence of cartoons,” Sarkozy wrote in the letter read by the weekly’s lawyer Georges Kiejman.
Continue reading: Sarkozy angers Muslims over French cartoons trial