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    France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash - FRANCE - FRANCE 24

    The French foreign ministry announced Wednesday that France will close 20 of its embassies in Muslim countries this Friday following the publication of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Major protests in the Muslim world generally take place after Friday prayers.
    The illustrations, which show the Prophet Mohammed naked and refer to the incendiary US-made film which has been fueling deadly unrest among Muslim communities for over a week, hit newsstands across France on Wednesday.
    The magazine's editor, Stephane Charbonnier, told reporters that the pictures, which are printed on the back page, will "shock those who will want to be shocked."
    It's embarassing how this stilted religion and its global henchmen are holding free speech hostage in every corner of the world. This is what happens when you appease deranged people. It only emboldens them.

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Who is appeasing them? "France" (in quotes because of course in the West, none of the governments are actually doing anything) did this last year. It's become pretty par for the course to make fun of Muslims about being so absurdly sensitive, and every few months, someone in the West blatantly mocks Muhammad. Doesn't really seem like appeasement at all.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

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    It's embarassing how this stilted religion and its global henchmen are holding free speech hostage in every corner of the world. This is what happens when you appease deranged people. It only emboldens them.
    What????? It would appear to me that you believe history began in 2008. Jesus!

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    On the one hand I love that they refuse to bend to the will of those who would love nothing more than to crush free speech. Good for them. On the other hand, they totally have a death wish, lol!
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

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    It's embarassing how this stilted religion and its global henchmen are holding free speech hostage in every corner of the world. This is what happens when you appease deranged people. It only emboldens them.
    No one is being held hostage. Should there be a threat of some kind or suspicion of retaliation proper precautions must be taken by the host country and embassy personnel. This is no more than fodder for fear mongers and cowards.

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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    At some point, even Muslims are going to get numb to it and grow up. It's just going to keep coming, anyway.

    Again, kinda the opposite of appeasement.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    The first reaction of the French is to retreat? Not much of a shocker, there.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

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    It's embarassing how this stilted religion and its global henchmen are holding free speech hostage in every corner of the world. This is what happens when you appease deranged people. It only emboldens them.
    I think it's the right thing to do. I'm sorry, but if the countries hosting our embassies can't keep our people safe? The hell with them. This fiasco has cost American taxpayers millions. People are dead. For what? So we can let other countries **** on us? Our country should follow suit and so should every western nation. This ought to be a wake-up call. That it isn't? Is our failure.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

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    I think it's the right thing to do. I'm sorry, but if the countries hosting our embassies can't keep our people safe? The hell with them. This fiasco has cost American taxpayers millions. People are dead. For what? So we can let other countries **** on us? Our country should follow suit and so should every western nation. This ought to be a wake-up call. That it isn't? Is our failure.
    I agree and then we should inform each of those nations that since we cannot safely operate in their nations that they must leave ours also. That would only be fair. I suspect they would NOT want to do that and would take the job of securing those embassies on their own soil a whole lot more seriously.
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    Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The first reaction of the French is to retreat? Not much of a shocker, there.
    If the U.S had retreated like what France did Ambassador Stevens life (and others) could have been saved. Pride is at stake?

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