“The media present Charlie Hebdo as simply a 'satirical magazine'... it has become a specialist in presenting provocative and racist attacks on Islam.... We should not be fooled into backing a war against Muslims masquerading as a fight for free speech.”
“The so-called 'Counter-Jihadists' (real definition ‘Muslim haters’) know full well that an incendiary video, poster, cartoon or burning will create a reaction from extremists across the world. ...... Last week there was the Innocence of Muslims video. This week we have a French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, publishing obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Next week we will have Pam Geller's outrageous "savage" posters.... These Muslim haters...”
Then again, some well-known Leftist playwright - I forget his name - once said that he “would shed no tears if Salman Rushdie were killed”.
The SWP's little write-up on the massacre in Paris sums this Trotskyist group up nicely: it's all jargon, soundbite and virtually no substance.
The SWP never moves beyond Private Eye's Dave Spart. They are eternally stuck at the level of a first-year student. Perhaps that's why 98% of its foot-soldiers are first-year students. However, its leaders are all middle-aged and older. Two of them are the descendents of Lords.
So the Left just gets even more extreme on this issue.
Leftists are moving from being the whores-of-Islam, to being its masochistic slaves.
Indeed the more bombs go off, the more kuffar are killed, etc., the stronger and more strident the Trotskyist/communist/“progressive” defence of Muslims and Islam becomes.
It's almost as if these Leftists are trying to bring about a “revolutionary situation” - which they think they can use to their own advantage.
As the phrase has it: “The worse it is, the better it is”... for socialist revolutionaries.