reply to post by Steam
The Florida Security Council? Okay, an openly anti-Muslim organization gives us this video. Nice of them to put their little logo there, so at least
we know the source.
1:00 "Between seventh-century barbarians" - prayer is clearly the hallmark of rampant barbarism. And a Virgin music store is the hallmark of western
civilization? This dude does know that the Louvre is in Paris, right? Good lord.
1:15 "I want YOU to take a look at this, and YOU be the judge - seventh century Sharia, or 21st century western Civilization" - Well, we just got a
minute and a half of this guy making our judgement calsl for us, now he gets to pretend we're going in unbiased? hmmmmmkay.
1:40 "The imam is making a law, on camera" - Oh good, so there's video evidence? ...No?
2:20 "Over 2,000 muslims defying French law and following Sharia (ISlamic) law" - French law forbids public prayer? And... that's
"major road"? I hope not.
2:32 "2,000 Closing down businesses and taking over public streets" - I would estimate that if any businesses are closed (we have no such examples)
then the people doing the praying likely own said businesses. And again, that's supposed to be a public street? I dunno how they do road planning in
Paris, but in America, we call that an "alleyway"
2:34 "It's never been so loud. You do not have the right to pray to broadcast the prayer in the streets of France." - I was intrigued by this
claim, along with the notion that public prayer is illegal in France. So I looked it up. As far as i can find, there are no such laws. Now I admit i
may have just not been able to find it, but given the source and rhetoric already witnessed, I think we can chalk this up as a lie. Aside from that,
anyone find a sliver of irony in a staunchly conservative, vociferously pro-christian group speaking in favor of national laws forbidding public
displays of religiosity?
3:00 "Allahu Akbar" - Oh... Oh god, NOOOOOOOOO! And how dare the mosque have security? What do they think they are, a mall
3:36 "Talk about a clash of civilizations." - Where's the clash? No, seriously. You've got a bunch of people praying across the road (that one
actually looks like a road - I guess Paris has alleyways too!) from a virgin megastore, and... And there's no clash. I wonder if the videographer has
ever been to a major city before this point.
3:40 "Well first of all, you need to have some French politicians who are leaders, not cowards." - Oh, okay, so we WANT there to be clashes? What's
the deal with that? Nice subtext, though; "We should have a government that does something about these people who are daring to pray!"
3:55 "It's such a perfect justaposition" - what, you mean the vocally pro-Christian organization thatwants to have government crackdowns on public
displays of religion?
3:57 "You have the fine line right here" - actually that fine line appears to me more like a four-lane highway. That isn't blocked. And which has a
Virgin megastore that appears to be open for business.
4:06 "Where do you stand?" - I stand firmly in the area of not giving a goddamn whether a few hundred people decide to make use of a Parisian
alleyway for their Friday prayers.
I'm actually more disturbed by the piss-poor quality of the propaganda I just watched. I've seen some finely done anti-Muslim propaganda, and this
was pretty much crap. It's trying to scare you by doing nothing more than going "Look! Muslims! BOOGA BOOGA!" And come on, those guys were sitting
there perfectly peacefully, listening to the call to prayer. No one got up to assault the cameraman, there weren't any glares, no confrontations with
mosque security, no rip-roaring fire and brimstone sermons from the Imam, not even any chanting or yelling from the crowd. The video even shoots
itself in the foot by proclaiming a busy street is shut down as are all the businesses - and then panning out to show us a perfectly operational
street and lots of open businesses.
Even by ATS standards for hatemongering boojum, this is poor-quality stuff.