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Boobs, Pussies, and the Hypocrisy of France
I used to think no country on earth could top the US in hypocrisy, but in the past week events in France have had led me to question whether I might have been wrong. Publishers of the French rag “Charlie Hebdo” certainly cannot claim originality as one of their aptitudes. Printing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was indulged in by a publication in Denmark several years ago. It wasn’t funny then, and it’s not funny now, but then the readers of Charlie Hebdo are probably the type who enjoy flatulence jokes and other forms of toilet humor.
The cartoons, predictably, have outraged millions of Muslims around the world. Where the hypocrisy comes in of course is the double standard. As we read here, “French politicians of both the left and right wings insisted that freedom of the press should not be infringed, although many said the timing of the cartoons’ publication wasn’t wise, given the already high religious tensions worldwide.” These of course are the same French politicians who have a law on the books forbidding questioning of the holocaust religion and mandating jail sentences for violators. But now, as if trying to surpass their own accomplishments, French hypocrites have rolled out the red carpet for FEMEN, the Ukrainian women’s group which, in protest of the Pussy Riot verdict last month, filmed one of its topless members vandalizing a crucifix with a chainsaw.
This post is in two parts. We’re going to begin with an analysis of the Charlie Hebdo scurrility by our friend Ariadna, followed by a report on the latest antics of FEMEN, which now, lo and behold, has a headquarters in Paris and whose ‘activists” are reportedly drawing salaries.