Don’t buy their dreck!

These wankers are destroying us from within, by our own hand. Do not buy their rubbish; boycott them for their cowardice!

145 American Writers Think Honoring Charlie Hebdo is ‘Islamophobic’
Originally published under the title, “145 Authors Protest ‘Freedom of Expression’ Award to Charlie…

The PEN award to the survivors of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has drawn some very distinguished fire. On April 26, 2015, six PEN “table hosts,” all highly regarded writers, publicly protested PEN’s decision to give an award for “Freedom of Expression Courage” to these courageous survivors. This award, to be given on May 3rd, is separate from the literary prizes.

By April 30th, the six (Peter Carey, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, and Taiye Selasi) were joined by one hundred and thirty nine authors who signed a petition of protest. In all, this represents only 4% of their membership.

Salman Rushdie, a writer who knows what it is to pay the price for having criticized Islam and is also a former President of PEN had this to say: They are “six authors in search of character.” He is right. They do not know how to stand up to the false charge of “Islamophobia.”

Thus, one hundred and forty five authors have decided to shame PEN—publicly, and at the last minute—in order to make an “anti-Islamophobic” political statement which renders every critic of Islamic gender and religious apartheid, and every critic of Islamic terrorism, that much more vulnerable.

One of the six protesting table hosts, novelist Francine Prose, has written in The Guardian:

The ‘narrative’ of the Charlie Hebdo murders—white Europeans killed in their offices by Muslim extremists—is one that feeds neatly into the cultural prejudices that have allowed our government to make so many disastrous mistakes in the Middle East. The First Amendment guarantees the right of the Neo-Nazis to march in Skokie, Illinois but we don’t give them an award.

But she is wrong about Charlie Hebdo‘s alleged “Islamophobia.” According to two French sociologists, a review of “523 covers of Hebdo over 10 years…found that 485 dealt with politics, economics and so forth. A total of 38 involved religion; of those, Christianity was the exclusive subject of 21, and Islam of seven.”

Those who may be greatly talented are not spared the most vulgar prejudices of the day.

PEN is one of the two major American groups that represent authors; The Author’s Guild is the other group. PEN is funded by many including; The Ford Foundation; Hachette Book Groups; The Mellon Foundation; The Kaplen Foundation; The Lannan Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Soros’s Open Society Institute. This documents that PEN is a mainstream powerhouse, and what they do matters.

PEN is especially committed to freedom of speech globally and gives out awards yearly to prisoners of conscience, those behind bars, and those in foreign lands who are being censored or jailed for their writings.

Some of these distinguished signatories include the biographer of a Jewish-American woman who converted to Islam and who became the leading propagandist in Pakistan for radical Islam; a writer who believes that Israel’s Gay Pride marches and other gay-friendly policies are only “pinkwashing;” a writer who believes that America’s policies abroad are wrong, all and always wrong; a writer who is obsessively pro-Palestinian.

This shows how far left our leading literary lights have become; it also shows the extent to which so many leftists receive major literary prizes (The Man Booker Prize, etc.).

Those who may be greatly talented are not spared the most vulgar prejudices of the day. Their foolish protest is a betrayal of the very civilization that has allowed them to flourish.

Phyllis Chesler, an emerita professor of psychology and women’s studies and the author of sixteen books, is a Shillman-Ginsburg fellow at the Middle East Forum.

7 thoughts on “Don’t buy their dreck!”

  1. It would be a shock if we have not seen it before. These writers like Islam, it’s a minority, therefore it must be protected. That is the position all leftists take. They always cite the horrors committed in the name of Islam, but immediately brush them aside as not at all indiciative of what Islam stands for. It is amusing. The ‘yes Islam has done many, many horrible things but that isn’t Islam!’ Why the cognitive dissonance? We look at behavior of everyone else and make judgments, but we can’t do that for Islam.


    islamophobia can only be experienced by the islams themselves – through
    • apostacy kills !
    • islams really enjoy that brainwashed islam jihadi experience !
    1. Sword jihad
    2. Mouth jihad
    3. Pen jihad
    4. Money jihad

    The rest of us experience islamonausea
    – just so sick of islam !
    – and its shiite !

    islamonausea will save us all !!!
    but only if we take the cure !!!

    1. That’s correct John, but don’t forget the Islamic sex jihad wrought against young girls at Rochdale.

      1. little j-ohn not big J-ohn !
        if you were replying to me .

        its my tag not my name !
        my real name is – islamonausea
        my real name is – islamonaused

  3. the Islamic sex jihad @ Rochdale.

    the islams did it (the sex jihad) !!
    HOWEVER ….
    who let (and STILL allows) the islams to have their CHILD sex jihad – everywhere !!!!

    NON_ISLAMS – Of Course !!!
    Everyone who remains silent about Vile Putrid Malevolent Deceitful islam !
    Everyone who has aided and abetted the islam invasion of the west !
    Everyone who was AND remains (is) an islam Appeaser !
    Everyone who patronises an islam owned business !
    Everyone who conducts ANY business with ANY islam – do you rent/sell property or sell/buy anything to/from any islam!
    Everyone who believes anything ANY islam tells them !
    Everyone who has not done anything to “expel” ALL islams along with their islam to the rich arab countries !

    …. and why should I care – you say – WELL
    All islams are Commanded to ….
    • Qur’an 2:191 …
    Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them.
    • Qur’an 3:28 …
    islams must not take the infidels as friends.
    • Qur’an 3:85 …
    Any religion other than islam is not acceptable.
    • Qur’an 5:53 …
    Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticize islam.
    • Qur’an 8:12 …
    Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.
    • Qur’an 8:60 …
    islams must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.
    • Qur’an 8:65 …
    The unbelievers are stupid; urge the islams to fight them.
    • Qur’an 9:5 …
    When an opportunity arises kill the infidels wherever you catch them.
    • Qur’an 9:30 …
    The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them.
    • Qur’an 9:123 …
    Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood.
    • Qur’an 22:19 …
    Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bodies.
    • Qur’an 47:4 …
    Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them.

    – but they only do this when they are numerically superior !
    – but islams practice jihad ALL the time
    1. Sword jihad
    2. Mouth jihad
    3. Pen jihad
    4. Money jihad
    – but islams are Commanded to deny all this ….
    – but you have the benefit of looking at seeing and reading what islams are doing everywhere else in the world !

    You don’t believe me !
    Get youself to a physical/electronic Qur’an –
    Read it for yourself – then !
    @wikiislam is a good site

  4. Must be selfish wannabes trying for their 15 minutes of infamy!

    Except for Joyce Carol Oates, I don’t recognize any of the names!

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