“Yes, Charlie Hebdo is dead, he mocked the prophets/Indeed we will kill without remorse those coming to provoke us/Why are you looking for a fight? You reap what you sow…” Fair enough. Why am I looking for a fight? Because I believe in free expression and a free society, and I don’t believe that violent thugs such as you should prevail. I don’t believe that those who practice violent intimidation should be granted the victory of the submission of the cowardly. Is that the world you want your children to live in, where thugs intimidate free people into silence?
I am proud to stand with Pamela Geller at our Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest on May 3 in Garland, Texas.
You, too: show that you’re not going to let the violent thugs have their way. If enough people stand for freedom, they will have nothing. They will not let themselves be beaten down? Well, neither will we. Stand for freedom. Get your tickets here.
“ISIS threatens new attacks in latest French song,” Jerusalem Post, March 16, 2015 (thanks to Jerk Chicken):
The religious song, titled “On Va Pas Se Laisser Abattre,” justifies the Charlie Hebdo murders and calls for more like it.
Islamic State released a French-language song promoting violence, martyrdom and the January Charlie Hebdo attacks via twitter on Monday.
The religious song, titled On Va Pas Se Laisser Abattre (We Will Not Let Ourselves Be Beaten Down) was posted by Islamic State’s media wing, Al-Hayat Media’s Twitter account before being translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute on Sunday.
The song includes gruesome lyrics such as “We must strike France/ It is time for it to be humiliated/ We want to see suffering/ And deaths by the thousand,” direct threats to the French people, of which both Muslims and Jews comprise some of the largest minorities.
According to MEMRI, songs like this are key to indoctrination, recruitment and keeping fighter’s morale up.
Below are the translated lyrics of the song:
We will not be beaten down
We wish to die for Allah
We will persist infighting
And leave [this world] with a smile
Yes, Charlie Hebdo is dead, he mocked the prophets
Indeed we will kill without remorse those coming to provoke us
Why are you looking for a fight? You reap what you sow
For those with loaded weapons, it’s time to revolt.
We must strike France
It is time for it to be humiliated
We want to see suffering
And deaths by the thousand
The battle has begun. The revenge will be terrible
Our soldiers are enraged. Your end will be horrible.
Islam will prevail, it will be spread by the sword
Those who want to oppose it will never know peace
We came to dominate and our enemies will perish
We will annihiliate [sic] them and let their bodies rot.