Wikileaks' Assange blames 'Jewish pro-censorship lobby' for Charlie Hebdo terror attack
How the Jewish pro-censorship lobby legitimized attacks on Carlie Hebdo for "offensive" speech http://t.co/6Ts6rWgw7p #CharlieHebdoI can't even tell you 'it starts' because there were stories on Wednesday and Thursday that already blamed Israel for the Charlie Hebdo attack, some even ascribing it to the Mossad or labeling it a 'false flag' operation.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 8, 2015
But Assange is in a different league than the BDS'ers, and had a lot of credibility until now. Breitbart calls Assange for the tweet.
While Google is unable to find anything resembling an official or organized “Jewish pro-censorship lobby,” to back its defamation, WikiLeaks links to a 5 year-old Daily Telegraph report about a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist facing charges of anti-Semitism in a French court. Mauraice Sinet, who was 80 at the time, faced these charges (and was fired by Charlie Hebdo) over a column some interpreted as “linking prejudice about Jews and social success.”
France’s notorious Hate Speech Laws, however, are not designed to just protect Jews.
France’s principal piece of hate speech legislation is the Press Law of 1881, in which Section 24 criminalizes incitement to racial discrimination, hatred, or violence on the basis of one’s origin or membership (or non-membership) in an ethic, national, racial, or religious group. A criminal code provision likewise makes it an offense to engage in similar conduct via private communication.
There are numerous instances of French citizens, including actress Brigitte Bardot and even legitimate presidential contenders, finding themselves hauled before French courts and convicted of speech crimes against Muslims.Hmmm.