Jihadis threaten French prof: “This pig must have his head cut off”

posted at 11:39 am on September 29, 2006 by Allahpundit

They’re posting that online, alongside maps to his house.

Posting maps to an enemy’s house. That sounds familiar.

He says he’s “alone and abandoned,” but the article claims he’s under police guard 24-7. I think he means “alone and abandoned” by the state education ministry, which seems to have decided it’s his fault:

Interviewed over the telephone from a safe house by Europe 1 radio Friday, he said that “the education ministry has not even contacted me, has not deigned to get in touch to see if I need any help.”

On Thursday Education Minister Gilles de Robien expressed “solidarity” with the teacher, but also warned that “a state employee must show prudence and moderation in all circumstances.”

To its eternal credit, Le Figaro, the paper that published the column by Redeker that so piqued the jihadis’ interest, published a front-page letter today standing by him. I think this is it, but I don’t speak French. Anyone care to translate?

Fausta’s gone ahead and translated the original column. You can read that here.

Update: Extreme Centre has posted a translation of the Le Figaro letter.

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Hhmmm, I’m starting to get the impression that muslims hate Western values, like free speech for example. Instead of debating this guy and trying to open his eyes with words, change his mind with your ideas, just cut his head off. It’s so much easier to kill your political opposite than to have to THINK out your position and articulate your opinion.


Coming soon to city near you. Buy a gun for self defense.

Tony737 on September 29, 2006 at 11:52 AM

Speaking of Pig’s heads, this story sounds bogus to me.

JammieWearingFool on September 29, 2006 at 11:57 AM

they are so tolerant, aren’t they…

pullingmyhairout on September 29, 2006 at 12:10 PM

Islam sucks. I’m just going to say it. Many Muslims are great, but Islam sucks…

please, don’t kill me!

tommy1 on September 29, 2006 at 12:18 PM

EU youts update;

Death Threats in Brussels, France

Yesterday the Belgian authorities decided to provide police protection for people working in the Brussels prisons of Vorst and Sint-Gillis. The decision was taken after two jailers, on their way to work, were attacked on a Brussels tram. Immigrant youths called them “assassins” and threatened them with knives. All the prison employees are now escorted by the police on their way to the car park or to the nearby train station.
Meanwhile in France, a philosophy teacher is under police protection after receiving death threats over an op-ed article [French text here] which he wrote in a national newspaper.

Blame Islamophobia 1st excuses in 4… 3… 2…

Terp Mole on September 29, 2006 at 1:43 PM

Translation of LeFigaro’s statement:

In Le Figaro dated back to Friday, the director of the publication and the director of the the newspaper compilation react to the placement under police protection of a threatened philosopher of death for have written an article very critical of Islam.

SINCE about ten days, a philosophy professor is threatened with death for having written in Le Figaro a comment very critical on Islam. He had to interrupt his courses, leave his residence and to place itself under the protection of the police.

Le Figaro is a newspaper open to various opinions. Everyday, we welcome in our columns contradictory standpointscan allow for them to analyze in depth the current event. Now, to understand our World, have an opinion, it is necessary also to know,to look at those that live otherwise and listen to those that think differently, debate, controversies.

Well heard, we have a strong editorial line and we do not divide all these ideas or the manner of which they express themselves sometimes. But we consider that, beyond information, the role of a newspaper is to furnish to its readers all this that can allow them to analyze in depth the current event.

Now, to understand our world, to have an opinion, it is necessary also to know, to look at those that live otherwise and listen those that think differently.

We condemn therefore with all firmness the serious affect of the liberty to think and freedom of expression that this matter provoked.

labwrs on September 29, 2006 at 5:40 PM

labwrs, merci beaucoup de votre bon contrat, mon ami.

Don’t you miss the Drifter? He could have also helped.

Entelechy on September 29, 2006 at 8:26 PM

Hi Entelechy!
I DO..what happened to him? Did he drift away? I have been SO busy with work I keep missing things! Hope you are well..and my Francais is SO rusty ..it shows *lol* oh well..the gist is there!

labwrs on September 29, 2006 at 11:14 PM

labwrs, he’s in self-excile from HOT AiR commenting. I sincerely miss him.

Work keeps us sane and from blog-commenting too much :)

Whenever you feel rusty on your language-skills, just look around and you feel much better!

Entelechy on September 30, 2006 at 10:18 AM