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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

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      • Remember the 70s and early 80s when the gangs took over sections of the big cities, we took control back from them with good police work but with the Moslems it will probably take military action to regain control of the areas they control.

  1. From the Introduction to the English translation of To Hell and Back: The Life of Samira Bellil, by Alec G. Hargreaves.

    Hargreaves is Director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. In 2003, the French government honored him by naming him a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in June 2006 he was awarded France’s highest national honor the Légion d’honneur.

    ‘The simultaneous rise of new immigrant minorities in the banlieues led a growing part of the population to believe the propaganda of the extreme-right Front National… Discrimination has often been fueled by Islamophobia directed against postcolonial minorities… Second-and third generation members of these minorities, born and raised in France, are generally less attached to Islam than their parents; but this has not prevented them from being stigmatized and discriminated against by members of the majority ethnic population, leading to deep resentment and upsurges of violence…

    ‘Profoundly gendered, Bellil’s personal experience is also deeply imbricated by wider social tensions…. In some cases, gang members and other young men have been tempted to assuage the frustration arising from their exclusion from mainstream French society by victimizing “soft” targets, especially women…

    ‘Bellil…was often accused of playing into the hands of reactionaries and Islamophobes… Both women were in fact always careful to avoid attributing violence in the banlieues to Islamic culture per se or to Muslim men in general… Like several other young women authors of Muslim heritage, she was assisted in writing her narrative by a professional journalist. Through this process, these women often appear to have lost control of their stories to sensationalist and sometimes Islamophobic editorial and publicity machines…

    ‘Islam is not inherently misogynist, nor do its basic principles endorse the abuse of women… There is little evidence of Islam having played a significant role in the behavior of Bellil’s father and still less of it having motivated the young men who raped her… The violence of the young men is an extension of a tradition of machismo… has little to do with Islamic teachings…’

    Foolish Ezra, thinking Bellil’s Muslim gang rapes had anything to do with Islam. Maybe the city of Paris will sue him now too.

    • Naughty twisting poor Hargreaves’ prose:
      His review isdeeply imbricated by wider social pressures like the PC requirement to layer evidence and first-hand experience with liberal coatings of damning nonsense words like “Islamophobic” and “extreme-right”.

      Something sends me to the dictionary, I take a second, more critical look at it. When I used to read recommendations written by professors at the request of students, I’d read this sort of thing and know straight off that something wasn’t quite right. If praise was imbricated by qualifying clauses, it meant ‘written under duress’.

      Don't get me wrong, the Dictionary's a close friend.

      • It’s a word that sets the alarms off every bit as much as Islamophobe or extreme-right. Just spotting it on a page can save you reading an entire book. It’s a shame. They take cheerful innocent words and do that to them.

        These Hargreaves simply won’t consider empirical evidence if it doesn’t fit their prefabricated PC MC narrative. I thought the introduction was the equivalent of raping Samira’s account of her rapes. These professors have a lot to answer for.

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