The Leftist “Seculars” have shown their true colours yet again.
They never disappoint
Do you remember something happening in Paris a few months ago?
A bunch of ISIS vermin went into a magazine’s office and mercilessly butchered some journalists.
The main issue to come out of all that, the raging topic of discussion for a couple of days (till something new came obviously, you can’t expect the Twitterati to remember anything for more than 2 days) was the battle between freedom of expression and religious fanaticism.
The world got divided into two –
- those who supported killing people because of cartoons
- human beings
There were massive demonstrations around the world with hundreds of thousands behind Je Suis Charlie. People trumpeted around the world that the right to freedom of expression is sacrosanct and the very basis of civilisation.
We all wanted to be free. Well, it turns out that not all of us believe in freedom.
There are some alleged human beings who believe that freedom of expression is wrong (unless of course what you are expressing is the same as what they are expressing); what is important, the only thing that matters is to be secular.
They are against Charlie Hebdo – not because the magazine took the piss out of Christianity, Judaism, politics, celebrities and everything else under the sun – but because the magazine took the piss out of Islam.
As all seculars will tell you, as educated enlightened liberals, it is our duty to criticise Christianity, Judaism Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Shintoism, Shamanism and Capitalism. However, criticizing Islam is definitely a sign of fascism and Islamophobia and a sign that you are not a secular.
And thus, when PEN decided to give Charlie Hebdo the Freedom of Expression Courage award, the seculars protested, voicing their abhorrence.
And before my secular friends jump on the bandwagon, check out the exact award – Freedom of Expression Courage.
If anyone in the world deserves that award, its the folks at Charlie Hebdo, who stood true to the principle of freedom of expression despite death threats and butchery.
Humanitarians worldwide believe in “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”