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France - death of free speech

Intellectual terror reigns in France

By Guy Milliere
Gatestone Institute

  • Defending someone who is accused of being a "racist" implies the risk of being accused of being a "racist" too. Intellectual terror reigns in France.

  • France is moving from a "muzzled press to a muzzling press that destroys free speech". — Alain Finkielkraut, writer and philosopher.

  • Writers other than Éric Zemmour have been hauled into court and totally excluded from all media, simply for describing reality.

  • In a society where freedom of speech exists, it would be possible to discuss the use of these statements, but in France today, freedom of speech has been almost completely destroyed.

    Soon in France, no one will dare to say that any attack openly inspired by Islam has any connection with Islam.

    Eric Zemmour

    Eric Zemmour - banned and vilified


The War Against Tommy Robinson

Tommy Robinson arrested

Tommy Robinson arrested outside Leeds Crown Court while live streaming and jailed the same day without trial

The rule of law is fragile, and relies on the self-restraint of the majority. In a just society, the majority obey the law because they believe it represents universal values—moral absolutes. They obey the law not for fear of punishment, but for fear of the self-contempt that comes from doing wrong.

The arrest of Tommy Robinson is a hammer-blow to the fragile base of people’s respect for British law. The reality that he could be grabbed off the street and thrown into a dangerous jail—in a matter of hours—is deeply shocking.


Milo, the champion of free speech, wows them in Perth


I attended Milo Yiannopolous's sold-out Perth show.

And what a night it was.

I arrived half an hour before the start time. Not a protester to be seen, either inside or outside the Perth Convention Centre. However, I was confronted with a massive queue that stretched the length of the centre.

When I finally entered the large auditorium it was rapidly filling up with an enthusiastic crowd. What struck me was the demographic of the crowd. I am used to going to meetings to hear conservative speakers, where the average age of the audience is around sixty. Tonight the crowd was predominately young. For once, my grey hair seemed out of place.


Geert Wilders brands Dutch hate speech trial 'a charade'


Wilders speech

Police chief says "Let's kill him".

In his closing statement at his trial for alleged hate speech, prominent Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV), Geert Wilders told the court that his trial for alleged hate speech is a "charade, a disgrace for the Netherlands, a mockery for our society".


Final Statement of Geert Wilders at his Trial

by Geert Wilders
November 23, 2016

Geert Wilders is a member of the Dutch Parliament and leader of the Party for Freedom (PVV).

Mr. President, Members of the Court,

When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me it is useless. That you, the court, have already written the sentencing verdict a while ago. That everything indicates that you have already ...


Mark Steyn: Gagging us Softly

Mark Steyn's essay in the National Review August 29, 2011


To be honest, I didn't really think much about "freedom of speech" until I found myself the subject of three "hate speech" complaints in Canada in 2007. I mean I was philosophically in favor of it, and I'd been consistently opposed to the ...


Mark Steyn: The slow death of free speech

How the Left, here and abroad, is trying to shut down debate —  from Islam and Israel to global warming and gay marriage

These days, pretty much every story is really the same story:

In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a speaker who attempts to argue against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) programme against Israel is shouted down with cries of ‘Fucking Zionist, fucking pricks… Get the fuck off our campus.’


Bolt trial: free speech under threat

Thin-(and white)-skinned "Aborigines" use Racial Discrimination Act to stifle criticism

Andrew Bolt's show trial run by Jewish legal establishment, complete with holocaust accusations

What do these people have in common?


Letter from Julian Assange

Letter from Julian Assange

8 December 2010

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide's The News, wrote: "In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win."

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch's expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch ...