Medicine Globally by Dr. Rene Menguy


Dr. René Menguy

For years, I have listened to the opinions voiced by such political journalists as Juan Williams. To my mind he was always more of a liberal, although a rather mild one. As many were, I was dismayed when NPR, that bastion of ultra–left liberalism, , fired him summarily for having committed the ultimate act of political un-correctness: admitting to a certain sense of disquietude at the sight of people in Muslim garb in an airport. I suspect that NPR was waiting for a reasonable excuse to let him go. For the past several months, he had been taking a middle of the road position on many issues. How stupid to fault him for taking a stand on this issue; and such a mild one at that. I, for one, admit to something stronger than mild angst when I see Minarets, djellabas and burkas in our country.
The political positions on this matter are becoming stronger and better defined. The so-called liberal left tends to view Islam as separate and different from Islamism and, while agreeing that Islamism is bad, condemns any attack upon Islam. The conservative right, on the other hand, exemplified by the Swedish anti-Islam party elected to Parliament, tends to lash out at Islam in general. The former, using the old “guns don’t kill people” argument, tell us that Minarets per se weren’t behind the atrocities of 9/11. The latter look upon Minarets and other symbols representing Muslim presence as kind of a “in hoc signo vinces” behind which Muslims rally.
In my opinion, neither view is entirely correct. It is no more possible to separate Islamism from Islam than it is to distinguish the excesses of Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition from the teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Franciscan order’s founder. In each case we face a spectrum of ideas and behavior. From its very birth in the fifth century AD, Islam never ceased being aggressive and by the middle of the eighth century AD, it had taken over all of the middle east, Spain and Portugal before trying to take over France as well.
The Juan Williams affair is only a harbinger of things to come. Recently, the French have grappled with a far more serious event that occurred in France in 2006. On August 11 of that year, a French woman by the name of Yvette “Fanny” Truchelut, part owner of a small hostel asked two female Muslim boarders to remove their headscarves in the public rooms of her establishment. They refused to comply and subsequently sued Mrs. Truchelot for “refusal to provide a good or a service”. The outcome: the case came to trial two years ago and after suffering a numbers of insulting comments from the French equivalent of a prosecutor, she was found guilty and condemned to a four month suspended prison sentence and a 5800 euro fine. All this for a woman who politely asked two guests to please remove their veils while in the dining room of her hostel; a public area. All this from a judiciary that looked the other way when Muslim youths poured out of their Levallois-Perret public housing, bound for an orgy of looting, burning cars and assaulting anyone appearing Caucasian. Finally, all of this only a few years before the French Parliament outlawed the public wearing of burkas.
Why? The answer is simple. France labors under a cloud of political correctness run amok.
Why so? During WWII, the degree to which the French collaborated with the Nazi occupiers was the worst in Europe. The name Vichy (the French southern city chosen for the site of the collaborationist, Nazi controlled Petain-Laval “government”) will forever stand as a symbol of shame. Although the apparatus of the Geheime Stattspolizei (Gestapo) was efficient enough in finding French Jews in hiding and sending them to their deaths in Auschwitz, Treblinka and elsewhere, the Vichy police scum did this more efficiently, in greater numbers and with enthusiasm. (When I joined the secret French OSS (De Gaulle’s D.G.E.R.) we were told to place our cyanide capsule in the back of the mouth whenever there was a possibility of being captured by Vichy police).
As a result, the French Nation attempted to overcome a collective feeling of shame felt even by those, like me, who risked their lives fighting the fascist occupiers. In doing so, it went far overboard to avoid any actions or public stance that could be remotely construed as Nazism, fascism or Petainism. Because of this excessive political correctness, for decades nothing was done to curb the second Muslim invasion of France. This one will be successful.

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MIOCENE (Inactive) writes:

"the French collaborated with the Nazi occupiers was the worst in Europe."

It was pretty bad too in the Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Croatia and Latvia where Christians needed very little encouragement to murder their Jewish neighbors and classmates.

At least Islam has a history of promoting Science and Math. In contrast; it took over thirty years for the Christian World to accept Ben Franklin's lightning rod; and stop condemning it as heresy, the work of the devil, interfering with the will of god; and other superstitous rubbish.

Who is worse? The moderate Muslim, or the Christian religious nuts running the GOP; like Perry, Aiken, Broun and Mourdock.

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