By Walid Shoebat and Ben Barrack
While the investigation into the Muslim terror attack goes on in France, where 12 were gunned down by terrorists using AK47s and pump action shotguns, few are focusing on the truly big guns at play. The agenda behind those big guns is intimidation to stop free speech. Turkish Presiden Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech prior to the attacks demanding the end of Islamophoia. This also involves Hillary Clinton and the Istanbul Process, a series of conferences requested by the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) which has been seeking to have the United Nations internationally criminalize discussion of Islam. This process serves as an amazing parallel to the previous incidents behind Benghazi.
In many ways, it’s Benghazi propaganda 2.0
Among the dead in the latest Muslim terror attack in France was Stéphane Charbonnier, the 47-year-old managing editor of Charlie Hebdo, who signed his drawings as “Charb”. Mr. Charbonnier had been under special police protection since receiving death threats in 2012, a year after an arson attack destroyed the magazine’s previous offices. The policeman protecting him was among the dead in the attack, as was another cartoonist, Bernard Verlhac, who used the pen name Tignous.
In the last edition, Charb drew a foreboding cartoon. Under a headline, “Still no attacks in France,” he depicted a jihadist soldier carrying an AK-47 rifle saying, “Wait! We’ve got until the end of January to present our wishes.”
Whether Charb was guessing or was basing this on a real threat is unknown. One thing that is true is that it was predicted correctly and he was killed by an AK47. Charb was silenced with small guns but a bigger picture must involve bigger guns behind a much larger effort to silence free speech. The answers will alarm you.
In reality, it is the liberal who pushes for the silencing free speech and it’s the journalists who have been the victims of more Islamic terrorism as we have seen with the latest beheadings of journalists by ISIS and now Charb; these were anti-Christian liberals. In its Dec. 20 edition, the newspaper published a cartoon of the Virgin Mary giving birth to a pig-faced Jesus.
The major problem with all this is not only the AK47 small terrorist guns. French authorities haven’t linked the murders at Charlie Hebdo to Islamists even though a terrorist crying out “Allahu Akbar” is quite obvious as Agence France-Presse stated that two hooded people entered the offices of the magazine, shooting at random and shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic.
France is suffering from nervous exhaustion after a years of Socialist rule under François Hollande, severe economic decline and now as expected a novel by Michel Houellebecq has sparked a row in a country where the role of Islam is always a sensitive and highly divisive subject and where a 2013 poll suggested 74 percent of public found Islam incompatible with French values.
France is being colonized by Muslim immigrants with the help of the government and the media.
This is hardly the first time the author has garnered controversy for his views regarding Islam. In 2002, there were some big guns that moved French Muslim groups who took him to court alleging racial incitement after he described Islam as a “stupid” religion. “I say to myself that the fact of believing in a single god is the behavior of a cretin. I can’t find another word. And the stupidest religion is, let’s face it, Islam,” he said, suggesting that the Koran was, as a work of literature, inferior to the Bible.
The first big gun in attempting to silence Islamophobia needs our focus. All this happens at the same time when Recep Tayyip Erdogan today gave a speech Ankara, via AFP:
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union it should crack down on “Islamophobia” amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.
In a new attack on the EU, Erdogan called on the 28-member bloc to “revisit its Turkey policy”, accusing Europe of dragging its feet on Ankara’s decade-old membership bid.
“Believe me it is regrettable that the EU is trying teach a lesson to Turkey instead of trying to tackle very serious threats it is facing,” he said.
Erdogan said racist, discriminatory activities and Islamophobia were on the rise in Europe, complaining that racist organisations won sympathy in some Western societies with “each passing day”.
“The Islamophobia — which we constantly draw attention to and warn of — represents a serious threat in Europe.”
“If the issue is not dealt with seriously today, and if populism takes European politicians captive, the EU and European values will come into question,” he said.
After the French terror attack, Turkey’s newspapers actually sided with the terrorists, essentially showing support for Erdogan’s statements made before 12 people were murdered. A report by Breitbart reads:
A few hours after gunmen raged through the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo shouting, “Allahu Akbar!” the Islamist Turkish newspaper Yeni Akit ran the headline “Attack on the Magazine That Provoked Muslims.” Numerous readers’ comments appeared on the newspaper’s Facebook page, hailing the massacre as “revenge” for the magazine’s decision to publish cartoons criticizing the Prophet Muhammad.
“I hope that they continue to kill the infidels,” wrote Mehmet Karakaya, while another reader, Durun Ali, wrote, “Thank you to those who did it.” The newspaper later changed the title to “The Great Provocation in Paris.”
If there is an organization in France that does the OIC’s dirty work, the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF) that sues french activists who speak out against Islam certainly qualifies. In 2011, OIC and UOIF were in league together when Charlie Hebdo published an earlier anti-Muhammad cartoon. A report from the Turkish Today’s Zaman reads:
The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, strongly condemned on Wednesday the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, which included in the issue highly offensive editorial and anti-Islam content.
In a highly controversial move, Charlie Hebdo, a well-known satirical French magazine “invited” the Prophet Muhammad to be a guest editor of this week’s edition. The cover of the magazine’s latest issue, which came out Wednesday, features a drawing of the Muslim Prophet saying “100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter.”
The article further states that UOIF sued the magazine in 2005 for publishing the 2006 Danish cartoons that were insulting to Muhammad.
The Istanbul Process was essentially kicked off in Turkey on July 15, 2011. Seated right next to Hillary a was then Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, a turk, who said this:
“We continue to be particularly disturbed by attitudes of certain individuals or groups exploiting the freedom of expression to incite hatred by demonizing purposefully the religions and their followers. Though we respect their freedom of opinion and expression, we find these attitudes politically and ethically incorrect and insensitive.”
Aside from big gun Erdogan, evidence reveals heavy collaboration with Istanbul when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State. She conspired with President Barack Obama to snuff out criticism of Islam with a contrived and diabolical assault on the first amendment. Curiously unprompted, Obama and Hillary so vehemently insisted they had “nothing to do with” the anti-Muhammad video they blamed for the attacks in Benghazi. However, as it turns out, the opposite is true; they did play a role, as Shoebat.com reported:
The co-Chairs of the inaugural meeting were Hillary, Turkey’s then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and İhsanoğlu. This “process” was in response to what the OIC viewed as a major breakthrough by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 16/18, as Shoebat.com has reported. For years, the OIC has been attempting to get western, non-Muslim countries to criminalize all criticism of Islam. 16/18 softened the language and provided them an opening ripe for exploitation by the likes of Hillary.
At the July 15th meeting, what Hillary advocated for is exactly what we’re seeing play out in the wake of the attacks in France. Here is a portion of her speech:
“In the United States, I will admit, there are people who still feel vulnerable or marginalized as a result of their religious beliefs. And we have seen how the incendiary actions of just a very few people, a handful in a country of nearly 300 million, can create wide ripples of intolerance. We also understand that, for 235 years, freedom of expression has been a universal right at the core of our democracy. So we are focused on promoting interfaith education and collaboration, enforcing antidiscrimination laws, protecting the rights of all people to worship as they choose, and to use some old-fashioned techniques of peer pressure and shaming, so that people don’t feel that they have the support to do what we abhor.”
The message from Hillary was simple. She was advocating for political correctness and for “peer pressure and shaming” to be used to intimidate the likes of Charlie Hebdo into not doing what they had a right to do – publish materials some might find offensive. Hillary knew that pushing for anti-speech legislation would be counter-productive so she advocated for individuals not part of the government apparatus to intimidate those critical of Islam secretly, on behalf of the government (but not really).
Barely one week after the Benghazi attacks on September 11, 2012, then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about Charlie Hebdo magazine’s decision to publish anti-Muhammad cartoons back then. You’ll note in this clip that Carney echoed Hillary’s sentiment from little more than one year earlier:
A parallel to what Erdogan attempted to do with his recent speech critical of Islamophobia – followed by the terror attacks in France – was a conference in Istanbul, Turkey that was all but ignored; it took place days prior to the Benghazi attacks. The conference was billed as an interfaith event entitled, “The Arab Awakening and Peace in the New Middle East: Muslim and Christian Perspectives” and was held on September 7-8, 2012. The final communiqué of the meeting included assaults on the first amendment:
Participants argued that discourses and languages used in the media, popular culture, schools and religious centers are extremely important. Religious leaders and decision makers should lead a process of reforming these areas.
As Shoebat.com has reported, joining Davutoğlu in Istanbul were two Muslim Brotherhood spies. One is former chairman of perhaps the most notorious mosque in the U.S., Bassam Estwani and the other a man named Rateb Al-Nabulsi. The conference happened days prior to the chaos in Egypt which moved throughout the Muslim world over the Innocence of Muslims video. In the photo below, Estwani can be seen in front of a banner that displays the date “September 7-8, 2012” (see photo below) of the conference ignored by western media:
As the conference was taking place in Istanbul, a Muslim fundamentalist in Egypt named Wisam Abdul Waris who – prior to the fiasco in Egypt on September 11, 2012 – stated the plan to attack the first amendment. He called for the criminalization of any defamation of Islam and then publicly denounced the anti-Muhammad video which the Obama administration would blame for the Benghazi attacks as Shoebat.com reported.
The location, the theme, and the synchronized efforts in Egypt and Turkey all help make the case; Turkey operated behind the scenes and Egypt was the first to spark the riots against U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Actions and words from its leaders fit a pattern relative to the attacks in France as well.
As Shoebat.com reported, while speaking at Harvard last month, Hillary called for showing empathy for America’s enemies (three years earlier, she called for those critical of Islam to be subjected to shame and peer pressure):