There ARE brave Frenchmen

Posted: February 12, 2006 in International, Politics

Two Brave Frenchmen:

It makes me feel almost  hopeful about Europe, when two such brave men face crowds whose civility in the face of criticism is highty doubtful:

On Saturday, February 11, Islamic organizations yelling their slogans – in a “rather moderate tone”, according to France 2 – had called on Muslims to demonstrate between Place de la République and¨Place de la Nation in Paris, France, against Danish cartoons of Mohammad and for the “respect of religions” and the “ethics of journalism” (!).


The BAF is made up of a journalist and writer of journalistic cartoons (Arthur Wneir i.e ALERIC BREI-LEFEBVRE), and a journalist and writer of comics who is… Danish American (Erik Svane). Our team doing the filming also insists that we are tireless defenders of liberties.
Hence, we could not possibly miss this important, French demonstration.
 
Well, actually, most demonstrators rather looked like Islamists, women with hijabs or niqabs, bearded men with jellabahs, young people dressed like Gitmo detainees, others wore bright costumes that looked amazingly like those demonstrating for the Hamas, as well as other symbols of free speech. They were yelling “Allah’u Akbar” and other things in Arabic that are currently being translated. 

Well, actually, most demonstrators rather looked like Islamists, women with hijabs or niqabs, bearded men with jellabahs, young people dressed like Gitmo detainees, others wore bright costumes that looked amazingly like those demonstrating for the Hamas, as well as other symbols of free speech. They were yelling “Allah’u Akbar” and other things in Arabic that are currently being translated. 

 

 

Who are the only two persons in France willing to go in the middle of this crowd, with a fake, freshly-cut hand holding a drawing pencil, and two posters hanging around their neck saying “free cartoonist” and “Support Denmark / Support Free Speech” (on a Danish flag background)? Arthur Wneir and Erik Svane of course!

 


A journalist was there with a TV camera, but he refused to film us (“too dangerous”). A North-African photograph discreetly told me he supported our courage.


But very quickly, the crowd began to surround and threaten us. Some started a passionating debate: on one side, those supporting an immediate stoning, on the other side, those who wanted to avoid a public massacre. Meanwhile, the police forced us to leave and took us away in a police van to let us go far away from the demonstration. (Thanks to them)
Many demosntrators had started to move the demosntration behind us, to follow us in the street where the police had brought us. Some where yelling “Allah’u Akbar” and had visibly decided to catch us. 

Well, we hope you liked it 🙂

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  1. Courage in France

    Michelle Malkin finds that there are some folks with courage to stand up to the Islamofascists in France. Watch this video for more.

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