Tuesday, November 10, 2020

France only protects one religion

France used to be a predominantly Catholic, so it would be understandable if it had laws guaranteeing respect for the Catholic Church. No, France is aggressively secular, and you can blaspheme the Catholics all you want.

Only one religion is protected from criticism.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

In a speech on Friday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah raged against cartoons that had offended the “prophet to over a billion people.”

Then in a seemingly unrelated comment, he said in a matter “less sensitive” than offending Muslims, France had prosecuted “philosopher Roger Garaudy, who wrote a book questioning the myths of the so-called Holocaust.”

In his speech, Nasrallah denied the Holocaust and supported Holocaust denial, claiming that denying it was less offensive than cartoons mocking religion.

His tirade against the Holocaust began by referring to a controversy with France, in which Turkey and other countries led by leaders who identify with political Islam have claimed France is insulting Muslims.

Another French prosecution:
On 18th September the Paris court ordered that Hervé Ryssen must begin serving a 19 month jail sentence for this crime of questioning orthodox versions of mid-20th century history.
So France does not really believe in free speech. It encourages those who criticize Christianity or Islam, but jails those who offend Judaism.

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