Abolishing freedom of expression by regulating it through EU directives and Sharia implementation pacts with the Arab League

Federica Mogherini and Freedom of speech

By —— Bio and Archives--January 19, 2015

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Let’s not say any more that Muslims are victims of terrorism too. The EU foreign policy head Federica Mogherini shows that by this you only give her another tool for lying with the truth.


Once she went to the Gaza Belt and looked very compassionate and perhaps even willing to learn about the violence and the threat that Israel faces, but when caricaturists and Jews are brutally murdered in Europe to impose Sharia there, what comes to her mind? More protection for Jewish sites? Coordinating an EU-wide crackdown on hate preachers? Fighting back in any other way? Building a strong alliance with Israel, Canada, the US, perhaps even with Serbia, for example? Supporting Christians in the Middle East and the Maghreb against Islamic annihilation?

On the contrary.

“I’ve always said it is not an issue between Europe or the West and Islam. Terrorism and terrorist attacks are targeting most of all Muslims in the world so we need an alliance, we need a dialogue there to face the issue together. We also need to take full responsibility for what we do and what we say and I think that respect is also one of the main core values of the European Union. Drawing the line between the freedom of expression and respect has always been one of the main philosophical dilemmas, but I think we need to look at that very carefully these days as we see what is happening in many parts of the world. What we need to do is face terrorism while respecting Islam.”

So while abolishing freedom of expression by regulating it through EU directives and Sharia implementation pacts with the Arab League, where should the “red line” for what EUropeans will henceforth be allowed to stammer be drawn?

Maybe the way how Hezbollah walks this thin red line should be taken as an example, given that in 2009 Mogherini herself lauded the Party of Allah for its approach of reconciling freedom of expression – as the EUropeans like it – and Islamic values (e.g. to kill all the Jews), even without resorting to any kind of violence:

“From Lebanese territory toward Israel are departing demonstrative rockets which are produced on a small scale and which are not being launched in order to really hit, but only in order to signal the living resistance/existence [(r)esistenza].”

Therefore, perhaps one should not even consider “freedom of expression” and “Islam” as conflicting concepts leading to a dilemma, as for Federica Mogherini and even scores of peaceful Islamic “terrorists” they are already one and the same thing – one and the same thing identical with the EUrabian values of respect and “(r)esistenza” in the face of terrorism, meaning… probably… just that “Israeli state-terrorism” that we all know and blame for just about everything.


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Ralph Raschen is a freelance translator and author, who has published short stories, satire, and political analyses (languages: Italian, German, and English). He holds a degree in Social sciences. He blogs at freshlemons.bendetto.com.

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