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January 8, 2015 5:04 pm

WikiLeaks Blames ‘Jewish Pro-Censorship Lobby’ for Legitimizing Attacks on Charlie Hebdo

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Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. The organization that published state secrets has blamed a "Jewish pro-censorship lobby' for an attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Photo: Daemon's Books.

The official Twitter account of WikiLeaks on Thursday blamed what it is called a “Jewish pro-censorship lobby” for justifying attacks on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in response to the magazine’s “‘offensive’ speech.”

In an attempt to back its claim, WikiLeaks linked back to a 2009 report by The Telegraph about Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Maurice Sinet facing charges of anti-Semitism in a French court. Sinet, who was 80 at the time, was charged over a column suggesting that Jean Sarkozy, the son of then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was converting to Judaism for financial reasons.

Charlie Hebdo editor Philippe Val fired Sinet after he refused to apologize for his piece. The Telegraph noted that the decision to fire Sinet was backed by Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henry Lévy.

“Mr Val’s decision to fire Siné (the pen name of Maurice Sinet) was backed by a group of eminent intellectuals, including the philosopher Bernard-Henry Lévy, but parts of the libertarian Left defended him, citing the right to free speech,” the article stated.

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WikiLeaks posted the Twitter comment a day after Wednesday’s terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris in which 12 people were murdered, including a Jewish cartoonist, Georges Wolinski.

The organization, which leaks state secrets and was founded by Julian Assange, a fugitive who has been living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, also posted on Twitter the following: “The notion that offending religious groups is unlawful contributes to a climate where those without legal connections make their own police.” It then lashed out at the US, claiming that it allows attacks on journalists.

“US ‘fatwas’ against journalists create a climate where attacks on journalists are seen as acceptable,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The US continues to drone and prosecute journalists.”

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  • victoria brandeis

    I WOULD TAKE THIS AUTHOR AND DUMP HER IN A 4 X 4 METAL CAN……

    HER WORDS ALWAYS CONNECT TO DISRUPT THE JEWISH SOUL AND ENTICING MOVEMENT TOWARDS THIS HATRED.

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  • Sine Hebdo

    Jews are anti semitic too.
    Arabic is a semitic language.
    I hope the Zionists love their children too!

    • victoria brandeis

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      JEALOUSLY IS HATEFUL…..SINE HEBDO TRY AGAIN OR TELL IT TO SOMEONE WHO CARES.

  • Craig

    Let’s not forget that Julian Assange is a cowardly rapist. The woman who accused him and caused him to flee is a leftist who does charity work in the Middle East for Arabs. Assange hates Jews more than the woman he sexually assaulted.

  • z

    WikiLeaks = CIA
    WikiPedia = CIA

    You do the rest of the math.

  • Saul Eisenstat

    There is a huge difference between taking a person to court (as in Mr. Sinet’s case) and making a person judge and jury and carrying out the death senttence (as done yesterday)

    • Jon R.

      But what they have in common is the attempt to punish speech and expression. The question is why no one is very excited to support Sinet’s freedom of speech. Oh, that’s right, he wasn’t provoking Muslims, he was provoking Jews. That’s the sole difference and, once again, illustrative of profound moral hypocrisy.

      • Dov Zbriwsky

        Not really. You may recall that Europe, in particular France and Germany, recently killed most of their jews. As a result, they’re sensitive about attacks toward jews, and have laws against these attacks; not only to protect jews, but also to help them forget millions of jews were slaughtered on their doorsteps.

        And obviously, Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons attacked an idea (Islam), while Sinet libeled a particular person. It’s a very simple distinction. So simple that one must wonder whether your conflation is caused by your prejudice, clouding your ability to reason.

  • Lynne T

    Defaming someone by ascribing base motives to a private citizen like that is one thing and no doubt why the editor fired Sinet. Not even remotely similar to publishing cartoons that ridicule most mainstream religions and a character in history who has been dead for over a milenia.

  • Barbara Shabo

    This is a perfect example of warped reasoning, tinged by more than a tad of anti-Semitism. Mr. Assange sounds deranged.

  • charlie johnson

    : “The notion that offending religious groups is unlawful contributes to a climate where those without legal connections make their own police.” ——— maybe he would like to see citizen of the western nations bust down his door and say we are the law,judge and jury and we are going to terminate your stay here as a guest of a foreign government .

  • Pi

    Jihadis need encouragement from Jews in order to take violent offense at something?

  • david rubel

    Interesting…. a Charlie Hedbo journalist makes an anti- semitic remark and he gets fired… but another Charlie Hedbo journalist makes an anti-muslim comment and 3 muslim murderers come and slaughter 12 innnocent people and somehow wikileaks equates the two. I’ve been a supporter of wikileaks and Julian Assange up to now, but no more. He can go to hell for this.

    • asip

      but the point is; if the dignity of the muslim faith was protected as assiduously as the jewish faith by governments and prominent members of the faith itself there would be no need to go on murderous rampages.

    • Arab

      Oh david, if that Val has got fired ast it happened when it was about Jews, it might have saved their lives.

  • Dante

    Huh?
    Criticism of antisemitic pig who made who disgraced himself in an attack on Jean Sarkozy is what? An inducement to slaughter? That’s the “argument”? And, this is because Muslims who are upset about tasteless insults directed at the Muslim prophet can’t protest? They can’t write letters to the editor or the President of the Republic? Only a moron could make the argument. Only a moron could believe it (or say s/he believes it).

  • Ilya

    Sick! Sick! Sick!

  • Leo Toystory

    Does the Ecuadorian Embassy staff provide Asange, that towering intellect and moral arbiter, with Swedish women for him to rape and molest?

  • Efram

    It is interesting to read the writings of someone on LSD.

  • steven L

    !!!
    Surprise, surprise.
    Jews once more time are involved by their presence or their absence. The world is crazy.

  • Abbushuki

    Gee, I missed the ad: “Become a Jew and get rich like a Jew!” Everyone knows that if you are a Jew you control all the money. That’s why there are so many poor non-Jews. So it’s natural for some to believe that if you love money… you really should be a Jew.

    On the other hand, Sinet owes his life to Levy: He might have been killed in that room had he not been fired.

    It’s sort of like accusations of ‘Christ killer’ by haters. But if the Christian Messiah were not on the cross, there would be no Christianity, no mass, no expiation of sins, nothing. So such haters should be grateful they got their religion due to the story of the crucifiction.

    Similarly, Sinet may owe his life to having been fired. Where’s the gratitude?

    • Lee

      Jews control ALL the money?? so who is buying up all the real estate in the UK? Who has held the West to ransom? who are the richest people in the World? Sorry but it isn’t the Jews but their spiritual leader WAS called ‘Mo’ and he died over a thousand years ago. Look it up if you can read English!

  • A. Sanders

    You are jus another anti-Semite and you should stay locked up in the Ecuador embassy

  • anon

    Whaaat? So Jews are behind Muslim acts of terrorism? Can any evil exist without Jews?

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  • Jon R.

    Wikileaks is spot on.

    Whether it is silencing academics like Steven Salaita, suppressing performance art like the opera, “Death of Klinghoffer” or the play “I Am Rachel Corey, or trying to get Sinet fired, the “Jewish pro-censorship lobby” is an apt term and fully descriptive of the greatest threat to freedom of speech of our time.

    • Retired

      you are letting your inferiority complex show!
      Face the facts,people who don’t think much of themselves need a punching bag to take their frustrations out on!
      For people like you Jews & black people are the default punching bags of choice!

  • Emanuel

    Wow. A. what Jewish Pro-censorship lobby? what the hell is that? B. an article from 6 years ago is the best argument this turd who is hording state secrets can shoot off? this clown is supposed to know all the inside details and he’s using an incident from 2009 that was freely covered, that’s pathetic! This reminds me of when Chuck Hagel said the “Jewish Lobby” referring to the Israel Lobby. Jews as a nation have no interest in silencing anyone especially idiots who have no point like this putz, whine away loser, sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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