Globalist Jihad

The Soul of the East

The January 7th murder of twelve people at the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, purportedly by a cell of radical Muslims, has shocked not only French society, but the entire Western world. Indeed, the luminaries of the “international community” have risen up in outrage. The act represented an unprecedented assault on the foundational freedoms of the West and as such must be defiantly resisted and ruthlessly punished; so runs the script, anyway. Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, railed that now France is in “a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity.” And thus the dialectic is set: violent, radical Islam vs. the freedom-loving West.

Recent historical perspective, however, casts this entire emotionally charged narrative into considerable doubt.  For starters, the supposed confrontation between France and radical Islam is blatantly contrived. France, alongside its…

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