I Blame Charles Martel

The Massacre of Tours

The Massacre of Tours


The Blame America First Club is at it again! Check out Juan Cole at Informed Comment:

Paris Terrorist was Radicalized by Bush’s Iraq War, Abu Ghraib Torture

Sharif and Said Kouashi, the two brothers for whom the French police are searching, were born in Paris of Algerian parents, Mokhtar et Freiha Méguireche, according to a profile published by Le Monde. Said was born in 1980. Sharif was born in 1982. The brothers were poor and unemployed. Sharif did not finish school. The Kouashi brothers sometimes delivered pizza to make a little money. They were involved in petty crime as teenagers.

Then in early 2003 at the age of 20, Sharif Kouashi and his brother Said started attending the al-Da`wa Mosque in the Stalingrad quarter. They had showed up with long hair, smoking, and lots of bad habits. The mosque gave them a sense of purpose. Sharif told his later lawyer, “Before, I was a delinquent.”

One member of the congregation at the al-Da`wa Mosque was Farid Benyettou. He was only a year older than Sharif, but was learned in Muslim texts, and taught informal classes at his apartment after prayers at the mosque. The boys began spending time with Benyettou. They stopped smoking, stopped getting high. At his apartment, Benyettou took them on the internet, and showed them images from Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq. Sharif said, “It was everything I saw on the television, the torture at Abu Ghraib prison, all that, which motivated me.”

[…]

Without Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq, it is not at all clear that Sharif Kouachi would have gotten involved in fundamentalist vigilanteism. And if he hadn’t, he would not have gone on to be a point man in murdering out the staff of Charlie Hebdo along with two policemen.

Iraq is a major Arab, Muslim country. Its capital, Baghdad, is special to Sunni Muslims because the Abbasid empire built it and ruled from it. Having American troops occupy it for 8 years, humiliate its citizens, shoot people at checkpoints, and torture people in military prisons was a very bad idea. Some people treated that way become touchy, and feel put down, and won’t take slights to their culture and civilization any longer. Maybe the staff at Charlie Hebdo would be alive if George W. Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney hadn’t modeled for the Kouashi brothers how you take what you want and rub out people who get in your way.


It’s absolutely ridiculous to blame George W. Bush for what happened in Paris yesterday. I blame Charles “The Hammer” Martel.

Way back in 732 AD some peaceful brown-skinned Islamic immigrants originally from North Africa were subject to an unprovoked racist attack from a bunch of militant Frankish white supremacists led by Charles Martel at a place between Poitiers and Tours in what is now France. This is sometimes misleadingly referred to as the “Battle of Tours.

I’ll skip the gory details, but Charlie Martel and his racist followers killed a lot of the peaceful brown-skinned Islamic immigrants, including their wise and peace-loving leader, Abu Said Abdul Rahman ibn Abdullah ibn Bishr ibn Al Sarem Al ‘Aki Al Ghafiqi. Then they drove the rest of the peaceful brown-skinned Islamic immigrants south over the Pyrenees into what is now Spain. Over the next seven centuries the peaceful brown-skinned Islamic immigrants were eventually driven completely out of Europe by white supremacist Europeans.

Eventually almost all of the peaceful brown-skinned Islamic peoples of the world were conquered and colonized by white supremacist Europeans. This horrible racist oppression by white Europeans radicalized the formerly peaceful brown-skinned Islamic peoples.

The white racist people of the United States are descended from white racist Europeans. Shame on all of us racist white people! I curse my pale flesh! I would go back where I came from if I could figure out where that is.


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57 Responses to I Blame Charles Martel

    • Constance says:

      I agree it is sexist. The restroom problem is an example of men examining their own experience, declaring it “normal” and then building a facility for women based on their “norm”. There are building codes for everything and their should be one requiring an adequate amount of women’s toilets. Almost all small children go to women’s restrooms and children are very slow and suspicious of public restrooms, just try to make a child hurry up and go. Also women have periods on average every 28 days for about a week and usually deal with cleanliness issues brought on by this in the women’s restroom and this takes more time. And most women actually wash their hands after going to the bathroom! Imagine! But we don’t need reasons and we don’t need excuses, we women pay taxes and we are the majority and it is not unreasonable or bitchy to expect results from our government. Pull your heads out of your asses Government reps and engineers and make adequate women’s restrooms part of the building code.

      • fernschild says:

        Thank you. Not everything is a feminazi plot. Baby diapering usually goes on in women’s bathrooms and that takes space and time, also. Not to mention breastfeeding, which for lack of anywhere comfortable may take place in the loo as well.

        • Constance says:

          Yeah, I can remember being told to nurse my baby in the bathroom at the mall (How disgusting!) And that was during a weekday morning and I was a discrete nurser. Apparently they weren’t worried about all the skin a boobs at Victoria’s Secret. Thank God for Nordstrom which has a women’s lounge separate from the bathroom.

  1. votermom says:

  2. Myiq2xu says:

  3. Myiq2xu says:

    This is an example of why you should read Ace:

    Eh, being irreligious myself, it is blessedly easy for me to say “You shouldn’t sweat people mocking your god.” Very easy.

    Still, I should hope that most educated people understand that most other people don’t worship the god they do, except in the happenstance circumstance that you happen to be part of a country’s religious majority, which, as I just said, is pure happenstance, and lucky for you.

    But a principled view of the matter would begin by assuming that that happenstance were not present — that your religion was a minority one, and another religion, contrary to your own, were the majority — and fashion what rules regarding the discussion of religion based upon that situation.

    If you’re not permitted to mock a religion, You have in fact been effectively coerced into offering a quasi-religious genuflection and deference to that religion.

    This is what rankles many people about Islamists’ demands.

    It’s not true this is “about free speech,” not primarily. It is about that, but that’s sort of the elevated, let’s-talk-sweetly-in-public level of discussing this.

    What this is, firstly, is about Islamists’ demands that we bow and genuflect to their god and, of course, by doing so, we simultaneously bow and genuflect to them.

    Like so many things in life, it’s a crude power/dominance game. Kind of like the feminists and the left generally are constantly demanding that we bow and scrape to their strange gods.

    See, that’s crude, that’s low, that’s base, and that doesn’t involve high principle like freedom of expression, but that is, I think, what is actually going on.

    So I would just warn anyone who gets a little too insistent about demanding that other people respect their god — would you likewise submit to demands that you respect another god, perhaps an alien and distasteful one?

    Respect for a god is a two way street — one can’t expect full respect for one’s god from someone who doesn’t believe in that god, else that person may demand the same full respect — and full genuflection — to his alien god.

    We are only free to not believe in someone else’s alien gods to the extent we are willing to let others not believe in ours.

    Ace is one of the smartest and most articulate conservatives you can find anywhere. He is also frequently rude, crude and socially unacceptable.

    • 1539days says:

      Last night on Red Eye, a guest made a good point. In this country, we don’t have to respect people’s religions. We can be disrespectful to them. We do, however, have to put up with other people having stupid religions, which is all you can ask for.

      I should not have to respect the “Prophet” Mohammed. I should be able to consider him a moronic, goat humping, war mongering pedophile. What I cannot do, however, is drive a wrecking ball into a Mosque as a sign of my displeasure.

    • Constance says:

      I absolutely agree that what the Muslims are really doing is setting up a power display and forcing everyone to bow to them. From working with immigrants from the mid east one thing I have noticed is they are not team players and they are always concerned about who has the power upper hand in a situation. I have not noticed this with other ethnic groups.

  4. 1539days says:

    So, I was thinking about all this imagined “backlash” warning from progs who have no idea what else to say. If I found out what Mosque (or other community hellhole) these killers in France went to and blew it up, what would that make me? It would make me anti-Muslim to the media. However, the killers of a dozen writers of some cartoons are not considered pro-Muslim. So they’re really peddling some kind of cognitive dissonance where the criminals are not “real” Muslims, but reacting to them is unequivocally anti-Muslim.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Blowing up that mosque is precisely the proper response, but feeeeelings…..

      • Jadzia says:

        Well, in Poitiers (my husband’s hometown and just down the road from here in Tours) an entirely unrelated mosque was almost instantly defaced with “death to arabs” type stuff.

        I don’t think this is progress.

        And at this point, it’s not even primarily an immigration problem. A lot of these guys are French born French citizens.

        #JeSuisAhmed

        • 49erDweet says:

          Yeah, I realize that. What it is is a conquest by religion problem. We can get along with them, but their religion teaches them they can’t get along with us…..and too many – not all – of them believe that crud. It’s their religion, but right now they are not motivated to fix it. IMO. Somehow they need to WANT to fix it.

    • Constance says:

      I have the feeling that failure of governments and media to accept that this is a Muslim terrorist problem and do something about it will soon lead to vigilantism. And I’m sure progressives will be more outraged that the vigilantes weren’t content to carefully construct sentences and parse words than that Muslim terrorists are randomly massacring people.

  5. Somebody says:

    Big Fur Hat’s contribution to Mohammed cartoons over at IOTW. Perhaps someone with more technical skills than myself can capture just the cartoon and post it.
    http://iotwreport.com/?p=269431

  6. swanspirit says:

    CNN (Chicken News Network) is performing their due diligence reporting on the massacre in France, letting us know Obama signed a condolence book at the French Embassy, and also reporting that SOS Kerry takes this all so personally because he speaks French.

    And I am certain that the reason Obama sent Holder to France, is to make sure they don’t profile the poor Muslims, or treat them too badly.

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      Of course we now know it wasn’t even the NAACP building but a barbershop. Hair is serious business.

    • 49erDweet says:

      And the “bomb” was only a pyrotechnic “salute” normally used to scare deer out of cornfields, but that’s not important. It’s important to make some type of point or other.

  8. HELENK3 says:

    More: President Obama will propose free community college plan during Tennessee visit; students will need to attend school at least half-time, maintain 2.5 GPA, White House says – @thehill
    Read more on thehill.com

  9. HELENK3 says:

    US Olympic Committee selects Boston as US bid city to compete to host 2024 Summer Olympics – @AP

  10. Myiq2xu says:

  11. HELENK3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/210417-obama-slammed-for-failing-to-visit-phoenix-veterans-affairs/

    backtrack bypasses VA hospital in Phoenix.

    just as well, he would probably be as welcome by the vets as de blasio is to a PAL gym

  12. NewOrleans says:

    – BREAKING NEWS –

    OPERATION TO CAPTURE PARIS TERROR ATTACK SUSPECTS UNDERWAY, FRENCH INTERIOR MINISTER SAYS

    (Reuters) – At least one hostage was seized in a town northeast of Paris on Friday during a huge manhunt for two brothers suspected of killing 12 people at a satirical weekly, according to a police source.

    Five helicopters were seen flying over an industrial zone outside the town of Dammartin-en-Goele and the French Interior Minister confirmed an operation was taking place there. A police source said the two suspects had been sighted in the town, where at least one person was taken hostage.

  13. NewOrleans says:

    Live updates of the manhunt for the Charlie Hebdo murderers:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11329976/Paris-Charlie-Hebdo-attack-live.html?

    Two out of four runways shut at Charles de Gaulle airport closed due to hostage taking.
    Unconfirmed reports of 2 dead, 20 injured in shooting

  14. HELENK3 says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/01/france_and_its_fundamental_transformation_indications_of_a_country_lost.html

    fundamental transformation indications of a country.

    yes it could happen here and the backtrack bunch is all for it

  15. WMCB says:

  16. HELENK3 says:

    http://linkis.com/canadafreepress.com/3HZs8

    sharpton to head new federal agency

  17. votermom says:

    What’s going on in France?
    The brothers are holed up in a printing press but someone else is holding hostages in a kosher deli? Did I hear that right?

    • Jadzia says:

      Yeah, it was a two-pronged attack. The brothers are dead and the cops, for lack of a better word, stormed the kosher deli and got out all but 4 of the hostages. I am so, so tired of hearing about how anti-Semitic France is. In a truly anti-Semitic country, the government would be doing the persecuting, not the saving.

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