“Frenchman” arrested for threatening Robert Redeker

posted at 4:43 pm on October 17, 2006 by Allahpundit

To jog your memory, Redeker is the French philosophy professor who wrote that op-ed in Le Figaro a few weeks ago criticizing Islam. The one whose head “must [be] cut off.”

The one under 24-hour police protection.

Today in Orleans they arrested a “Frenchman” who’s been sending him death threats. No links to Islamic extremism, you’ll be happy to know.

Just an ordinary “practicing Muslim” he is. Or Frenchman. Whichever you prefer.


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Nope, nothing extreme about this guy; just your usual hate-spewing, off-with-their-heads-spouting adherent to the religion of peace.

dalewalt on October 17, 2006 at 4:57 PM

What is so radioactive about the Religion of Peace that makes it so intolerable to say what is patently obvious?

Ennuipundit on October 17, 2006 at 4:58 PM

Uh oh… a “Frenchman” was arrested you say?

I guess the rioting hordes of those ubiquitous French “youths” can’t be too far behind.

Watcher on October 17, 2006 at 5:09 PM

What is so radioactive about the Religion of Peace that makes it so intolerable to say what is patently obvious?

Anyone in the MSM state the patently obvious? Quand les poules auront des dents.

Editor on October 17, 2006 at 5:10 PM

AP… come on, you’re missing the DU thread of the day.

Editor on October 17, 2006 at 5:17 PM

“Frenchman”: It is funny how the only time liberals and the MSM believe in a melting pot assimilation and insist on not referring to ethnicity is when the person is a Muslim with a hatred for the West.

I like the last lines of the article:

Likening Islam to communism, Redeker said that “violence and intimidation are the methods used by an expansionist ideology … to impose its leaden cloak on the world”.

This is so true and why people should not refer to radical Muslims as “Islamo-fascists.” They are really Islamo-leftists, which also explains the tight alliance between liberals and Muslim terrorists. Their methods are exactly like that of Stalinists.

januarius on October 17, 2006 at 5:36 PM

One only has to be minimally observant to know that this “Frenchman” is an extremist however I think we may be overlooking the fact that a Frenchman (Redeker) found the rare and elusive “French backbone” and dared to employ it. That’s what makes the story somewhat interesting to me. To say that Redeker is a statistical outlier is huge understatement but he deserves honorable mention I guess.

x95b10 on October 17, 2006 at 6:10 PM

x95b10, how observant and right you are to point this out!

Quelle surprise – il est un musulman paisible.

Editor, the chickens will have teeth when the French will be brave again.

Entelechy on October 18, 2006 at 2:31 AM

Viva La Jihad!!!!!!!!

Hening on October 18, 2006 at 10:11 AM