Terrorist Sympathizers Speak Out Against (Some Of) Terrorism In France

A number of high profile people known for siding with terrorists in their war against Israel, are speaking out against the terrorism in France.

There’s Roger Waters, who posted this:

Then there’s Russell Brand (who has spoken out in support of Hamas terrorism) penning this blog post today.


I don’t know much about Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine where the murders took place. As a believer in God I respect the beliefs of all faiths, as a human being I respect freedom of speech. Where do we go then beyond fear and condemnation, cowed in the valley of the shadow of death two weeks into 2015?

How can any spiritual scripture be used as justification for mass murder? How can the tenet that The Prophet ought never be depicted ever override Islam’s most mundane greeting AsSalaam alaikum – “peace and mercy be upon you”? It can’t and it doesn’t.

The young, bewildered, pitiable men that carry out these atrocities probably at the behest of older, power hungry men do not speak for Islam or Muhammad or Allah.

This language has nothing to do with the God I believe in or the God any of the Muslims I know believe in.

These men of murder are the symptom of a creed that lies as far away from God as is possible to conceive and do not represent Islam anymore than George Bush, Tony Blair and Halliburton represented Christianity, or ordinary, secular Europeans and Americans when they profited from the bombing of innocent Iraqis.

I suppose there will now be calls to curb our freedom. There will be tension and fear in mixed communities like the one I live in, there will be a temptation to generalise and damn in the bleak and monotonous tears of these insistent tragedies.


All the other stuff is speculation; which book is best, which God is the most mighty. None of us know what’s beyond the sensory realm, this tiny slither of material life strewn within the infinite. But we each have the power to create heaven or hell here on Earth, extremists on all sides are clear in their intentions and actions, we, the vast, powerful majority, Christians, Muslims, atheists and undecideds have to be more committed and more determined. We must love life more than they love death. We must love each other more than they hate, in God’s name, in Allah’s name in Charlie’s name, in all our names.

But do you notice the common thread with both posts (besides the obvious hypocrisy with them supporting terrorism against Israel)?

Despite being posted after the kosher supermarket atrocity, both mention only the earlier Charlie Hebdo attack. And in Brand’s case, he does not mention “Jews”.

This moral perversity mirrors that of Hamas itself, which also condemned the Charlie Hebdo attack – which they distinguished from their brand of terrorism – while not condemning the Jewish supermarket attack:

Hamas has condemned the attack led by two French jihadists against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people in Paris, the group said in statement published in French, but fell short of condemning the deadly attack on a Jewish supermarket that left four dead.

Hamas “condemns the attacks against the Charlie Hebdo magazine and insists that the difference of opinions and thoughts cannot justify murder,” the statement said.

The terror group also responds to accusations by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who recently said that France, Israel and the “civilized countries” all faced the same threat. “These terrorists that killed journalists in Paris, they (…) launch rockets at civilians from Gaza,” Netanyahu said, drawing a link between ISIS and Hamas.

In response, the Gaza terror group said that “Hamas condemns the desperate attempts of Prime Minister Netanyahu to link our movement on the one side, and terrorism throughout the world on the other side (…) These miserable attempts are doomed to fail, ” the statement said.

The group however failed to condemn the murder of a French police officer or the the killing of four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, which French President Francois Hollande on denounced Friday as “an appalling anti-Semitic act.”


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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