This is an odd article, since it leads off with “a French newspaper shows that the majority of the country’s citizens are in favor of greater limitations on freedom of speech,” but then says that 42% of French citizens believe that newspapers should publish cartoons of Muhammad, and 50% believe in limits on free speech. Neither 42% nor 50% are a majority, but in any case they’re significant percentages. Even if one assumes that all the Muslims in France — 10% of the total population — support free speech restrictions, this shows that significant numbers of non-Muslims do as well. They have, in other words, capitulated, and are ready to be conquered and subjugated.
“Survey Shows French Oppose Mohammed Cartoons,” Telesur, January 18, 2015:
A French newspaper shows that the majority of the country’s citizens are in favor of greater limitations on freedom of speech.
A survey released Sunday revealed that 42 percent of French people believe the media should avoid publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Approximately 50 percent of those polled also expressed their support for limiting freedom of expression on the internet, on social media networks, according to a poll for the weekly publication, Le Journal du Dimanche.
However, Charlie Hebdo’s Chief Editor Gerard Blard told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “Every time we draw a cartoon of Mohammed, every time we draw a cartoon of prophets, every time we draw a cartoon of God, we defend the freedom of religion.”
He’s right. Because if you can’t deviate from the line of those in power, that cuts against not only blasphemers, but those with differing religious views.
Eighty percent also said they support revoking the citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism in France. Nearly 70 percent also support banning French citizens’ the right to return if they are suspected of having fought for jihadists abroad. Sixty-eight percent are inclined to prevent French citizens suspected of traveling to areas controlled by alleged terrorists groups.
The survey comes after the murder of 12 people at the offices of the newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, Jan. 7, 2015.