Death Threats in Brussels, France (Robert Redeker)
From the desk of Paul Belien on Fri, 2006-09-29 09:19
Yesterday the Belgian authorities decided to provide police protection for people working in the Brussels prisons of Vorst and Sint-Gillis. The decision was taken after two jailers, on their way to work, were attacked on a Brussels tram. Immigrant youths called them “assassins” and threatened them with knives. All the prison employees are now escorted by the police on their way to the car park or to the nearby train station.
According to the youths the jailers “murdered” Fayçal Chabaan, a 25-year old Moroccan criminal, who was an inmate in Vorst Prison. Chabaan died last Sunday after having been given a sedative. Sunday was the first day of the Islamic holy month of ramadan when Muslims are only allowed to eat after sunset. Moroccan youths claim Chabaan was holding his ramadan fast and had complained about the food of the evening meal. The situation in the Brussels prisons is tense, with many Muslim inmates blaming the prison authorities for Chabaan’s death.
Yesterday evening a dustbin was set alight by immigrant youths in the Brussels Marollen neighbourhood, but according to the police the situation was calm and no arrests were made. Representatives of Moroccan organisations met with Brussels politicians and complained about the lack of subsidies for youth projects.
Meanwhile in France, a philosophy teacher is under police protection after receiving death threats over an op-ed article [French text here] which he wrote in a national newspaper. In the article, which was published in the conservative daily Le Figaro of September 19th, Robert Redeker accused Islam of “exalting violence.” Mr Redeker has not attended classes at his school near Toulouse since the article was published. Pierre Rousselin, the editor in chief of Le Figaro, apologized on Al-jazeera for the publication of the article. A number of Islamic countries, including Egypt, banned Le Figaro following the publication of Redeker’s piece. Mr Rousselin said the publication of the op-ed was a mistake. He said the article did not express the paper’s opinion. The article is no longer available on the Figaro website.
Mr Redeker has written a letter to his friend, the philosopher André Glucksmann, describing his ordeal [French text here]:
“I am now in a catastrophic personal situation. Several death threats have been sent to me, and I have been sentenced to death by organizations of the al-Qaeda movement. [...] On the websites condemning me to death there is a map showing how to get to my house to kill me, they have my photo, the places where I work, the telephone numbers, and the death fatwa. [...] 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. And the authorities urge me to keep moving. [...] All costs are at my own expense, including those of rents a month or two ahead, the costs of moving twice, legal expenses, etc.
It's quite sad. I exercised my constitutional rights, and I am punished for it, even in the territory of the Republic. This affair is also an attack against national sovereignty – foreign rules, decided by criminally minded fanatics, punish me for having exercised a constitutional right, and I am subjected, even in France, to great injury.”
More on the Brussels Ramadan Riots:
Brussels Returns to Normal, for Now, 28 September 2006
Third Night of Ramadan Rioting in Capital of Europe, 27 September 2006
Ramadan Rioting in Brussels, 26 September 2006
The saga continues...
Submitted by dvarek on Mon, 2006-10-02 16:52.
Spaanse dorpen vrezen 'cartoon-effect' (Spanish villages fear 'cartoon-effect')
Lessons learned from savage attacks
Submitted by Invite_Jesus on Sun, 2006-10-01 22:08.
There are many lessons easily learnt if one watches news from South Asia. Islamic youths have been systematically attacking infidels by every means possible - especially by mob- and bomb-terror.
If the West sides with Indians of India, by condemning such barbaric attacks, all affected parties are likely to be safer in the long run.
Submitted by brubos on Fri, 2006-09-29 20:51.
ResilienceTV has launched a petition for Redeker
I am working on figuring out if there is site that has a system to help him financially.
A good article on Le Monde this morning , with reactions from Villepin, Robien ( Minister of Education, dhimmi...) and comments by Redeker himself on his ordeal and the lack of support he has noticed from the education labor unions and all the Associations that supposedly defend laicity and are always first to condamn the Catholic Church, but are very discreet on his problems.
You can find the translation here
Where to send help
Submitted by Vinny Vidivici on Fri, 2006-09-29 18:46.
Has a defense/survival fund been set up for Redeker?
We have to start providing for our mutual defense, as our leaders and elites show little sign of reversing their capitulation.
Submitted by brubos on Fri, 2006-09-29 14:31.
The English text of the article that spurred the death threats ca n be found here
Poor Mr Redeker
Submitted by JimMtnViewCaUSA on Fri, 2006-09-29 13:24.
In my country, Ben Franklin put it this way a couple hundred years ago, "We must all hang together or assuredly we shall
all hang separately."
Imagine the outcry...
Submitted by Freedom on Fri, 2006-09-29 13:02.
Imagine the outcry by both Muslims and Liberals throughout the world, if a Muslim had been subjected to the same treatment as Professor Redeker. In that case there would international protests because of "an affront against and individual's civil rights, trying to stifle free speech," and so on...
Alas, the West cares not a fig about defending those freedom's it claims to cherish so much... Appeasement, appeasement, appeasement... seems to be the Free World's new battle cry! Will we ever wake up?
Freedom isn't just the right to do as one pleases, freedom carries responsibility and maintaining freedom is a never ending job.
Petition about Mr Redeker's case
Submitted by pistache on Fri, 2006-09-29 11:38.
Resilience TV just put a petition on-line about Mr Redeker's case and the defense of free speech - and asking those "pacific moderate muslim" to stand up for this for once...
Text of petition
To sign petition
Those who understand French can listen to Robert Redeker on Europe 1 website, here