Desmond McGrath
"Je suis Charlie"
Remembrance of things past
By Desmond McGrath
January 10, 2015

With apologies to Marcel Proust, the true horror of what transpired in Paris in the offices of Charlie Hebdo did not strike home until I saw the photo of Georges Wolinski. It was the same "Georges" (I never knew his last name) I shared many a drink and broke bread with at one of the watering holes I would frequent with my assistant Jean Pierre Cormier, when I lived and worked in Paris. I shall not identify the location, else it might get firebombed as a breeding ground of anti-Muhamadean activists. Is this what society has become in the 21st century? Political Correctness to the point that people will not shout "Merde!" even when they discover their mouth is full of it!

It is quite apropos that I recount one such philosophical conversation between myself, Georges, and Jean Pierre after work over a variety of libations often interrupted by the passing by of a beautiful woman where Georges would momentarily lose his train of thought in an Albert Camus moment. This particular night, Jean Pierre was waxing poetic on his theorem as it related to merde and vin rouge.

"You have zees two barrels, one of zee finest vin rouge of Bordeaux, the other the foulest merde. You can take a carafe of the Bordeaux and pour it into the barrel of merde and nothing changes, you just have less wine to drink and the merde is still merde. But you can take an eye dropper of the merde and drop a single drop in the Bordeaux and you have two barrels of merde with no wine to drink"

I must note that prior to collecting my thoughts to write this article, I searched high and low all over Singapore to find the exact Vin Rouge that JP, myself, and Georges would usually share at our watering hole, and on the particular night in question. I also picked up a fresh baked baguette (still warm like the watering hole in Paris) from the Esso Station I usually stop at, and some ch¨¨vre from Jason's Deli and Foie-Gras from Delicia. The wine was a Sultan's ransom in Singapore compared to the 80+ francs of the early 90s at our watering hole. It was an act of remembrance, and the Christian tradition of the Blood and Body of Christ despite Georges' Jewish heritage and being amongst so many exceptional Pied-Noir's, such as Camus and my late friend Jean Hadida, I am sure Georges would appreciate the gesture even though mainstream Jews reject Christ as the true messiah. However, if it were not for the stopping of the Muslim hordes at the Battle of Tours (732 A.D.) ("This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires"), there never would have been a revived Israel and a fulfillment of the prophesy "Gather all Jews back to the Land of Israel" (Isaiah 43:5-6) via the Balfour Declaration of 2 November 1917, 210 days after America entered WWI against Germany.

To that end, I would postulate that the vin rouge of Islam in France and elsewhere has been completely contaminated by the merde of Jihad driven by outdated sacralized texts, and that the moderates of the "religion of peace" are either sleepwalking into sharia slavery or their mouths are full of merde and they will not say so, or they feel the tip of the Jihadist scimitar at the back of their necks and are willing to bend with the winds of Jihad rather than stand and die for their oft stated phrase that Islam is the religion of peace instead of body pieces.

There are precious few Muslims like Malala Yousafzai who nearly lost her life standing up to the Taliban for her right to have an education.

This is not a new concept, as Daniel Goldhagen describes in his book Hitler's Willing Executioners. There were a broad cross-section of ordinary Germans who heard the cries of anguish from the Jews sealed in box cars and either quietly supported the exercise or drowned out the sounds that wailed and clanked through the night. Neither are acceptable, as one of the cries heard was my dear friend Phillip Riteman, and I implore you to look at his video HERE. Note his quote at 2:49, "Twenty million Christians died, nobody talks about them."

" Remember Evil is always around, make sure, don't let yourself (be) brainwashed, think for love you conquer the world, by hate you will only destroy the world and you destroy yourself.... don't teach them to hate, better to love than hate, any time, even if you don't like them, don't hate them.... even if you don't like them, you don't have you invite them to your house for should make sure that it doesn't happen to you guys."

Perhaps the most significant cartoon that has emerged since the massacre is this one, as it sums up what the Jihadists and their outdated ideas are doing to the rest of the adherents of Islam:

In the Christian Post Article "Atheist Richard Dawkins on Paris Terrorist Attack: All Religions Are Not Equally Violent" By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter, the following statement is further proof of the merde and vin rouge theorem:

Atheist author Richard Dawkins took to Twitter to assert that modern Islam is more violent than many other religions, in response to the brutal terror attack against a satirical French newspaper where a dozen people were murdered.

"No, all religions are NOT equally violent. Some have never been violent, some gave it up centuries ago. One religion conspicuously didn't," tweeted Dawkins.

"Of COURSE most Muslims are peaceful. But if someone's killed for what they drew or said or wrote, you KNOW the religion of the killers."

It is quite prophetic that before the attack the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi spoke at the most revered institute of Islamic learning Al-Azhar University and spoke to Imams on New Years Day, this is a translated excerpt of his speech.

"I am referring here to the religious clerics. ... It's inconceivable that the thinking that we hold most sacred should cause the entire umma (Islamic world) to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world. Impossible!

"That thinking – I am not saying 'religion' but 'thinking' – that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. It's antagonizing the entire world! ... All this that I am telling you, you cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You need to step outside of yourselves to be able to observe it and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.

"I say and repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You, imams, are responsible before Allah. The entire world, I say it again, the entire world is waiting for your next move ... because this umma is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost – and it is being lost by our own hands."

True to the tone of his New Year's Day speech, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made a surprise visit to St. Mark's Cathedral for Christmas Eve Mass January 6th. The first Egyptian President to ever do so.

Egypt's Muslims and Christians are celebrating the religious event and are "one entity" in the world's eyes, Sisi told thousands of worshippers. "Let no one say, 'What kind of Egyptian are you?'" he said.

"It's not right to call each other anything but 'the Egyptians.' We must only be Egyptians," he added.

In the aftermath of what happened in Paris, there will be much soul searching and allocation of blame, but there are two things that can no longer be tolerated: namely the continuation of vile acts in the name of a religion or prophet, based on what the Egyptian President calls "that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible" regardless if that is Muhammad or a sect leader and community organizer such as Jim Jones; and the continued refusal of world leaders and Islamic apologists to acknowledge Jihad as a retrograde force within Islam leading to the general decline in humanity and the tearing apart of the umma.

Some will point to Christianity, citing the Crusades or The Spanish Inquisition, as sources of ancient grievances by which the Islamists and Jihadist wage their alleged peace in the name of Allah, but they pale by comparison to the carnage of the past few decades that has seen Muslims kill Muslims of other sects in increasing numbers or the carnage that led up to the Crusades; to quote Thomas F. Madden, an associate professor and chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University an authority on the Crusades and Islam in his article The Real History of the Crusades:
    "Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them. While Muslims can be peaceful, Islam was born in war and grew the same way. From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword. Muslim thought divides the world into two spheres, the Abode of Islam and the Abode of War. Christianity – and for that matter any other non-Muslim religion – has no abode. Christians and Jews can be tolerated within a Muslim state under Muslim rule. But, in traditional Islam, Christian and Jewish states must be destroyed and their lands conquered. When Mohammed was waging war against Mecca in the seventh century, Christianity was the dominant religion of power and wealth. As the faith of the Roman Empire, it spanned the entire Mediterranean, including the Middle East, where it was born. The Christian world, therefore, was a prime target for the earliest caliphs, and it would remain so for Muslim leaders for the next thousand years.

    With enormous energy, the warriors of Islam struck out against the Christians shortly after Mohammed's death. They were extremely successful. Palestine, Syria, and Egypt – once the most heavily Christian areas in the world – quickly succumbed. By the eighth century, Muslim armies had conquered all of Christian North Africa and Spain. In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece. In desperation, the emperor in Constantinople sent word to the Christians of western Europe asking them to aid their brothers and sisters in the East.

    That is what gave birth to the Crusades. They were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense."

Hardly a day goes by when a new story isn't written about rape, pillage, and plunder aka the real life under ISIS using these sacralized texts as justification. Meanwhile, the current President of the United States (whatever he real legal name is) calls the death of Georges, his compatriots, and police officers "Terrorism" and refuses to mention Islam just like the Fort Hood shooting was called "Workplace Violence," and former presidential candidate Howard Dean says "I think ISIS is a cult. Not an Islamic cult. I think it's a cult." Clearly they have all either been drinking the Jonestown Kool-Aid or are being instructed buy a higher power to whitewash their speech of any mention of Jihad. But just who is that higher power?

Beheading was a daily event during the French Revolution, and to quote Lord Acton:
    "The appalling thing in the French Revolution is not the tumult but the design. Through all the fire and smoke we perceive the evidence of calculating organization. The managers remain studiously concealed and masked; but there is no doubt about their presence from the first." (Lord Acton, Lectures on the French Revolution, p. 97.)
Sadly, we are still dealing with the hatred that caused the Holocaust, and we must not forget the quote by Phillip Riteman: "Twenty million Christians died, nobody talks about them." The Muslim Brotherhood and all the affiliated hate mongering organizations like Hamas, El Qaeda, and ISIS can trace their barbaric ideology and hatred for all things Jewish in specific and non-Islamic in general in the short term to the Nazi influenced grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and in the long term to the deeds and actions of Muhammad and his immediate followers who eradicated by conquest and sword-powered rape, pillage, and plunder of early Christendom that the first Christians built merely by exercising their freedom of speech, spreading the word of Christ at great personal risk. Despite Georges and his colleagues' enormous propensity of poking fun at all religions, there is a powerful message on how their freedom of speech was silenced by the same vile principles of Jihad that nearly wiped out Christendom a thousand years ago.

The fact that the actions of the Jihadists are purely driven by the Quran was discussed in my article on The Brothers Tsarnaev and was known to the early leaders of America, who struck decisive blows against the Barbary Coast Pirates in retaliation for their plundering and enslavement of American and European crews:
    In 1786, Jefferson, then the American ambassador to France, and John Adams, then the American ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Tripolitan ambassador to Britain. American merchant ships had been captured by the Barbary corsairs and their crews and passengers imprisoned. They could only by freed by the payment of large ransoms. The Americans wanted to negotiate a peace treaty to spare their ships these piratical attacks. Congress was willing to appease the Barbary pirates if only they could gain peace at a reasonable price.

    During the meeting, Jefferson and Adams asked the ambassador why Muslims held such hostility toward America, a nation with which they had had no previous contacts. Jefferson later reported to John Jay what the ambassador had told them: the reason for the Muslims' enmity was that "It was written in their Koran that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman (Muslim) who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to [P]aradise."
Plainly put, the Barbary Pirates are amongst us now and their presence is growing regardless of how the purveyors of Newspeak try to spin the Boston Marathon (or Charlie Hebdo) Jihadists as anything but, masked in the great lie of Political Correctness. The Fort Hood Jihad was masked as "Workplace Violence" and the wounded and killed have been denied purple crosses. It is a two-pronged attack where the victims are somehow blamed for inciting the violence against them, where the U.S. brought on the Twin Towers attack, and where we somehow failed the Brothers Tsarnaev & Maj. Nidal Hasan; that we created the culture and environment that provoked them into their violent outbursts.

I might add that same train of thought would suggest that Georges, his colleagues, and slain French Police officers, one of whom was a muslim, caused their own demise by insulting the prophet. Jesus of Nazareth gets insulted, lampooned, caricatured, and defiled on a daily basis, yet there are no mass reprisals as Christianity's message is one of love and understanding. To that end, I would suggest that there are many unindicted co-conspirators to the deaths in Paris who have been apologizing for Islam for years. Perhaps no greater example than the insinuation that the whole Benghazi incident was due to a YouTube video followed by the White House and State Department spending money to advertise against free speech.

There need to be serious questions asked about who is really behind the quashing of all manner of free speech, the purging of references to Islam and Jihad from security forces training manuals. Even questioning why the Muslim Brotherhood was given front row seats to the American Presidents apology tour at Cairo. Counter-Intelligence expert, Prof. Clare Lopez has discussed the massive amount of funding that is trying to influence American foreign policy and the danger it poses to America and the rest of the world.

I am sure that similar influence was exerted in France, hence the fact that the killers of Georges and others, just like the Brothers Tsarnaev, were already known to the respective security establishments. I had a conversation with my friends Daggie and Thierry in France, who commented that it is indeed sad that law abiding citizens have to go so far as to store their private information on older non-internet linked computers out of fear of government surveillance, while the same governments do nothing about the known and well documented Jihadists' threats in our respective societies before they act on their intentions. People need to speak out against the Islamists; the People of Egypt did just that when they finally realized what the Muslim Brotherhood was up to and took to the streets in what may be one of the biggest political protests in human history.

It is my genuine fear that the thousands of cars that get torched in France, the people who get run over by drive through jihadists, and now the shooting of those who are exercising their free speech and the police who are protecting them are just the tip of the scimitar at the back of the neck of Europe and America.

The American President scoffed at ISIS (whom he now refers to as ISIL) as being a JV (Junior Varsity) team, perhaps they are the JV team and their role is to distract attention from Senior Varsity Team, Al Qaeda, who are planning an Armageddon-style conflagration. Libya, for example, once had the Highest Human Development Index (HDI) in all of Africa and now it's a completely failed state with the last remaining air carrier Turkish Airlines suspending operations. Which brings me to not only discuss the original missing MH370 Aircraft but also the fact that a total of 11 commercial jets from state-owned carriers Libyan Airlines and Afriqiyah Airways went missing in August 2014 after militants from the so-called 'masked men brigade' overran the airport. Are these future guided bombs for use at Al Qaeda's Jihadist whims while we are distracted by the JV teams antics?

It is time that all apologists and the power and money behind them are exposed and cast aside so that those uncensored voices unafraid to speak their minds under the constant threat of death are heard loud and clear about the genuine threat that the Islamists and their Jihad pose to Western Civilization and to Islam and the umma in general.

Georges, I raise my glass of wine once again to you, and will be eternally proud to say that I once broke bread with you, as you had no fear of the danger your free speech attracted to you. Perhaps it is most poignant that you and the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should agree that some things should no longer be held sacred.

Desmond McGrath

Reporting from Singapore, where 800,000 Muslims peacefully coexist with 5 other major religions untainted by the merde of Jihad or "that corpus of texts and ideas that we have sacralized over the centuries, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible"

"The soldier is convinced that a certain indefinitely extendable time period is accorded him before he is killed, the burglar before he is caught, men in general, before they must die. That is the amulet which preserves individuals – and sometimes populations – not from danger, but from the fear of danger, in reality from the belief in danger, which in some cases allows them to brave it without being brave."

¨D Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I – Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

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