Jewish Hebdo

I don’t see much significance to this accomplishment:

“Asked to name highlights of his tenure, Eshman pointed to two. In 2015, Islamic terrorists in Paris massacred the staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine for printing cartoons they found offensive. The Journal renamed the Jan. 16 masthead of the paper, “Jewish Hebdo,” and ran the offending cartoons inside.”

By contrast, Taki wrote: “I am not Charlie, nor will I ever be. Wearing a Je suis Charlie badge is one sure way of getting attention, but I will leave that to others. And another thing: Obscenity has no redeeming social value, and Charlie Hebdo was and is one long obscenity.”

Steve Sailer wrote:

I never published on my blog any of the cartoons of Muhammad created in Denmark a decade ago, probably because I’m a coward. Getting murdered by a furious holy man sounds like a pointless way to go.

I’m perfectly willing to abide out of courtesy with Islamic strictures against drawing pictures of Muhammad, since it seems like something that gets them very agitated without doing anything for me at all. I’ve never wanted to draw a picture of Muhammad and can’t think of any reason I’d want to.

In contrast, my politeness doesn’t extend to, say, ignoring the facts that are absolutely central to understanding the contemporary world, such as racial differences in average IQ (which can’t get you killed, hopefully, but can get you fired very quickly in our witch-sniffing era).

Obviously, publishing cartoons insulting Muhammad is a turf-marking step, a way for Europeans to say, “This is our country. We do things our way here.”

My view, though, is that Muhammad cartoons are a distraction from what really matters: you shouldn’t let a lot of people with Iron Age barbarian prejudices into your country in the first place, and if you make that mistake, you should rectify it by persuading most of them to leave.

This is another example of why the Alt Right is more interesting and more profound than the MSM.

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