Pamela Geller in Breitbart: Charlie Hebdo’s PTSD

ByPamela Geller on January 6, 2016
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Charlie Hebdo’s Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the wake of the jihad slaughter of cartoonists at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last January, the remaining employees of the magazine have said a number of outrageous, grotesque, really horrible statements.

Geller: Charlie Hebdo’s PTSD

By Pamela Geller, Breitbart News, January 6, 2015:

In the wake of the jihad slaughter of cartoonists at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last January, the remaining employees of the magazine have said a number of outrageous, grotesque, and weak-willed statements. This is, of course, forgivable in light of the horrible jihad slaughter of their editorial staff because of a couple of sophomoric and inane cartoons of the humorless Muhammad.

But in the ensuing months, their spineless posturing and not-so-subtle attacks on those of us who still wouldn’t submit were unforgivable. After jihadists opened fire on our free speech event in Garland, Texas last May, Charlie Hebdo staffers pointed their poison little arrows at us. When asked about our cartoon and art event, Charlie Hebdo editor-in-chief Gérard Biard rejected any comparison with his magazine’s work: “The difference between us and these people is that these people are organizing contests, anti-Islamist contests. It’s an obsession … We are not obsessed. We are just obsessed by the news, and by how the world is going on. The difference with Pamela Geller, she is obsessed by Islam. She waits [sic] every morning and thinks, What can I do today to defy these people?

Not so. I am obsessed with freedom. I wake up every morning and think, “What can I do today to save the Republic?” And the biggest threat to our freedom today is jihad and sharia. The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and writers were obsessed with insulting people and religion. But I don’t put them down for that. I am in favor of freedom of speech for all. Ironically, our event was in defense of the Charlie Hebdo editorial policies after their staffers were massacred; by contrast, when the anti-censorship group PEN honored Charlie Hebdo, many prominent writers boycotted and denounced the ceremonies, so anxious were they to appease the jihad killers.

Our response was different. Just days after the Charlie Hebdo slayings, American Muslim leaders gathered in Garland, Texas to stand in support of Muhammad and the ideology behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks. That was why we responded with an event in defense of the freedom of speech in the same venue, the same city, the same town – indeed, the same room — where the Muslims who wished to dismantle our First Amendment had gathered.

The post-Garland attacks on us from Charlie Hebdo staffers were pathetic and sad. Charlie Hebdo’s film critic Jean-Baptiste Thoret said: “Comparing this Pamela Geller thing and Charlie Hebdo is nonsense. It’s an anti-Islamic movement, and she said it’s an anti-Islamic movement, fighting against what she called the Islamization of the U.S. Maybe there is just one thing in common: You can’t mess with Texas, you can’t mess with Charlie Hebdo.

He was wrong. You can mess with Charlie Hebdo. They submitted. They promised the world, the Muslim world, they would never draw Muhammad again. It was all so ghastly. And then after we were shot at, they insulted us — were they sorry we survived?

And now, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo jihad slaughter, the editor of the now-subjugated magazine has made an extraordinarily vicious and ugly statement. “No one questions when Jews are killed,” said Biard. “We are so used to Jews being killed because they are Jewish. This is an error, and not just on a human level. Because it’s the executioner who decides who is Jewish. Nov. 13 was the proof of that. On that day, the executioner showed us that he had decided we were all Jewish.”

I find that deeply offensive and grotesque. He implies some wink-wink systemic and unspoken but understood anti-Semitism, and now he is suddenly calling everyone out on it, as if to say, “Hey, everyone, it’s not OK to kill Jews now that I see what it feels like.”

Why doesn’t Biard point out the glaring disparity in the international media coverage of the Charlie Hebdo slaughter and the Hyper Cacher kosher market slaughter? Same jihadis, same cold-blooded slaughter. The Jews at the Hyper Cacher market didn’t draw cartoons. They died merely because they were Jews, but that attack gets little mention. Does Biard not speak about Hyper Cacher because he is “so used to Jews being killed because they are Jewish”? Did he only wake up to the horror of Jews being killed when non-Jews were also killed?

Charlie Hebdo was once one of the foremost champions of freedom in the entire world. But now its surrender is complete. Biard should shut it down, before he does more offense to the memory of his colleagues who died for principles he does not have the courage to defend.

Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance. Follow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

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  • Lato Sensu

    —That was why we responded with an event in defence of the freedom of speech–

    better ‘get on board’ of the second amendment movement for when it is trashed all the others will be cancelled. islamcomicbook.com

  • Dan Knight

    Well … I am evil because as a conservative I do not want French Libtard cartoonists slaughtered for the vile, evil and disgusting things they believe. On the other hand, they are good because they hate those who would defend their vile, evil, and disgusting little heads. So … when the French Libtard cartoonist bigots are slaughtered again should I celebrate their slaughter for getting what they deserve? Or be an evil anti-violence conservative?

    Libtard logic: An oxymoron.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Charlie Hebdo has never been much of anything other than sloppily insulting to whatever is progressively fashionable at the time. Its shell shocked cartoon hacks have had time to think about what happened, and like all good poultry, they have roosted in their coop, with a muslim jackal guarding it. They would do well to simply evaporate, leaving a stain on the floor in front of the urinal they missed.

  • atl slayer

    The word courage ,,, few understand the word, even fewer possess its power.
    thank you Ms. Pamela,.for your courage <3

    reminds me of some old iron maiden…
    if you're gonna die, die with your boots on if you're gonna try well then stick around,.gonna cry? just move along…..if you're gonna die,.you're gonna die.
    :D
    high five for freedom my friends :)

  • steelraptor from Saturn

    Yes Charlie Hebdo has been cowered and has now surrendered. Given the bloody murders of their colleagues, their trauma is so great, that they contradict themselves and talk nonsense. Yet Hebdo is not nearly as bad as the rest of the media in France, the US, the UK, etc., even Israel where the most disgusting dhimmitude is the order of the day.

  • Mark Allender

    You forget Pam that Charlie Hebdo was nothing but a little left-wing rag before the event. We know that left-wingers are incredibly stupid. Why are you so surprised with this pitiful reaction?

    • sakovkt

      Exactly the point I was going to make.
      “Charlie Hebdo” has always been, apparently, “against all symbols”.
      So, what is “Charlie Hebdo” for?
      Anything?
      Apparently not.
      This is not courage.
      It’s just typical Left Wing Stupid dressed up as some sort of intellectuality.
      Charlie Hebdo is about as outrageous and courageous as Alice Copper, and about as old.

  • Drew the Infidel

    It gets worse. After the attack all the world leaders marched arm in arm through the streets of Paris in a show of solidarity, Obhammud being the lone exception.

  • KimWilde

    They have shown the World that they have submitted on the anniversary cover. When it should’ve been the demon named allah, it instead looks like the depiction of G-D.

  • chris wolf

    The fraud and corruption of obama again comes clearly into focus as he grandstands with the Crescent News Network to attack our American rights of self-defense and hedge against tyranny on the anniversary of the jihad attack by well-armed muslim scum against civilized French people, disarmed by their own government.
    There are many threatening crises going on in our country and around the world every day — all of which obama ignores and covers for in lieu of working to disarm us.
    What a hideous scum bucket and brazen traitor against we Americans.
    What a disgraceful failure as a responsible adult and a decent man.
    What a poster boy for a Fort Leavenworth resident of the future.

  • Ron Cole

    May we assume that a victim of muslim fascist terrorist jihadist molestation would not be eligible to own firearms because that victim would certainly be traumatized?

    What about the victims who suffer trauma from viewing hussien the paperless aliased alien’s hate rants?