Catholic League Leader William Donahue: Muslims Are Right to Be Angry, and Charlie Cartoonists Brought Their Deaths Upon Themselves

“Killing in response to insult, no matter how gross, must be unequivocally condemned. That is why what happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. But neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction.”

Resign in disgrace, fatty.

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  • Alain

    Oh my another free speech for me but not for thee fellow. No religion, no ideology, no idea, no opinion and no person or group should be protected from satire, criticism or insult in a free society. There is no shortage of people, ideologies and opinions nowadays that I find most offensive, but that does not give me the right to call for their ban.

  • Bert_1

    He is correct that Muslims have the right to be pissed. He just draws the wrong conclusions from that point.

    • winniec

      We are all free to think and explain in writing why the other fellow is wrong.
      The answer to offensive free speech is intelligent debate…MORE free speech.

      • Bert_1

        Agreed. But, some people think that the Muslims have no right to be angry. I am simply pointing out that they do have that right, just like I get offended and angry when I see some of the garbage published about Jesus.

        • People can feel offended. They cannot murder, ect.

          I wonder if Mr. Donahue really understands that distinction.

          • Minicapt

            He appears to be assuming that it you don’t say means things about the Mohammedan, the Mohammedan will be persuaded to not kill you. The Banu Qurayza would suggest otherwise.

            Cheers

          • Did the Yazidi children ISIS ran into the desert draw any cartoons?

          • Minicapt

            Kids with crayons … what can you do?

            Cheers

          • It’s those unusual crayon colours, I tells ya!

  • Mark

    Yup. Fuck him. As a Catholic, I would like to tell him that he has no position of authority in the Church and he can go fuck himself. If the Pope were to say the same thing I would tell the Pope the same thing (more politely though). Being offended is not license to murder or censor anyone. Don’t like something, complain all you want but that’s all you get to do short of not seeing or buying whatever offends you.

    • Nan

      They couldn’t use “Catholic” in their name if the Church asked them not to; Cardinal Dolan, in whose territory their offices lie, approves of them.

      Except for the minor technicality that the Pope *has* a position of authority in the Church.

      • “Approves” or more likely, “too cowardly to tell Old Bill to shut up and figure he’ll die soon.” My knowledge of Church politics tells me the latter.

    • TotallyPeeved

      Why more politely?

      • Mark

        Because he’s the frigging Pope. Just as I wouldn’t swear at a Prime Minister or President but wouldn’t have an issue cursing at their underlings. Respect for position and all that.

        • TotallyPeeved

          Sorry, that doesn’t work for me. I have no problem letting loose on the evil commie nimrods doing the work of satan. I don’t care what their “official” title is.

  • This clown’s web site contact page says: “Please give us any information regarding incidents of anti-Catholic bias.”

    Open your eyes you fool. Muslims are killing Catholics throughout the Middle East.

    The perfect example of “useful idiot” for Islam.

    • If anything, he has been consistent on this issue. He’s just not getting that free speech encompasses everything and offensive matter can be challenged culturally and socially, not with shooting people like savages.

  • Icebow

    PROVOKED? To hell with….

  • What a Jackass

  • Dana Garcia

    Donovan is just pissed about Hebdo’s anti-catholic stuff.

    • Frau Katze

      That’ll be it! Bingo.

  • Jay Currie

    I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot of this sort of thing in the next few days.

    Anything but “Islam is a terminally intolerant political movement and needs to be stopped right now.”

    • winniec

      The debate is just warming up and the Leftarded cultural Marxists have run out of arguments.

    • Frau Katze

      I’m finding such articles tonight, while going through the alerts. Nothing to do with Islam, the usual stuff.

      • Jay Currie

        It was fun over at the Daily Mail. They had a piece up where Cameron, Clegg and Milliped all dumped on Farage for saying there was a 5th column of Islamists in France and England. 2500 comments 30:1 pro Farage. The Daily Mail messed with the up arrows before pulling the piece off the front page.

        The political classes – with the notable exception of Harper – have lost the thread. The ordinary people are passed and they want action. Now.

        • Frau Katze

          I’ll look for it.

        • KenPetkau

          Good for Farage. The other three are Quislings.

  • WalterBannon

    William Donahue, scumbag.

  • winniec

    William Donahue is calling for blasphemy laws. What is blasphemy to him may not be blasphemy to a Hindu, a Buddhist, or Animist. Europeans fought for hundreds of years to say rude things about the pope and Roman Catholic system. We cannot go backwards to the 7th century. Sorry. Free speech is non-negotiable.

  • ontario john

    The mainline Christian churches have drank the leftist islamic kool aid a long time ago. Fortunately there are still lots of Christian faiths around that maintain the traditional conservative and biblical standards. We just hear about them because the media elites ignore them.

    • Frau Katze

      I notice that today’s evangelicals seem disinterested in blasphemy. It’s just not on their agenda.

  • Brett_McS

    The interview with Hugh Hewitt is quite fun, but misses the point.

    http://www.hughhewitt.com/wp-content/uploads/01-08hhs-donahue.mp3

    Donahue keeps asking Hugh what is the purpose of free speech, and gives his own answer (because Hugh doesn’t answer) that the purpose of free speech is to improve society.

    But (1) free speech has no ‘purpose’, it is just something we do and (2) even if it did, have a purpose, who decides which speech improves society?

    That’s the answer Hugh should have given instead of pushing the ‘insulting the victims and their families’ line (which is valid, but not the real issue). It would have shut this idiot down properly.

    • I’m listening to this interview right now. What a self-important buffoon Donahue is.

      • Brett_McS

        Isn’t he, just? What a douche. But unfortunately Hugh doesn’t take him down.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    “Charlie Hebdo is the vulgar manner in which Muhammad has been portrayed”
    After reading Donahue’s argument I just came away thinking he was a prude. There doesn’t seem to be much substance.

  • The_Infidel_01

    I tried to read the article, but all that swearing completely put me off. Is there any reason or rule that requires such over the top foul language? I mean I expect that from the lefties, seeing as they have no intelligence, morals or ethics, but from a defender of the right, it lowers them to leftard standards, which is no standards at all.

    • Then be sure to never read my blog! 🙂

      • The_Infidel_01

        I feel uber loved now, the great and powerful Kathy has personally written me, WHAT AN HONOUR!!!!!
        I do read your blog from time to time, I just skip the nastier pieces.
        I just don’t feel the need to read individual blog posts that feel the need to use profanity. You are free to use whatever words you want, it will just be wasted on many people who try to keep their ethics and morals at a higher level, as they will not read it.
        So having said that, I still stand by my statement that if you profane, you lower yourself to the standards of the left, which is no standards at all.

        • Here’s a comment you left three days ago at Weasel Zippers: “Al Sharpton, ” yes massa, you wan me to git the bruddas all worked up” “ok massa”Deblasio “very good boy, you know your place, there will be an extra cookie later for you, and you can copulate with one of the pretty slave girls later on to”
          Al no so sharp “thankyou massa, you so good to your little howse boy”

          That’s a hell heck of a lot “nastier” than anything I read at Five Feet of Fury or Ace’s.

          • The_Infidel_01

            Hey Mamba, I was talking about the over use of swear words. And nothing I wrote there was in any way “nasty”, nor was it filled with profanities, so your false moral equivalence is wasted here. That comment was directed at al not so sharp doing the bidding of his slave master, while trying to tell the other slaves that the demokkkrats are their saviours and projecting the slavery onto the republicans.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    How many times to people have to believe that these wars are necessary and to be made scared.

    That is how we lose our liberties. That is how we get the police state.

    That is how we keep getting divided.

    That is how the wars occur.

    How many victories have the West won since 9/11? Not to many by my count and they continue playing these games with taxpayer money that is not theirs.

    That is the question that should be posed. We are sub-divided into smaller and smaller groups.

    Instead movements that are political should be against for anti-globalist and protectionist movements to reform the economies of Europe. That has to be the case since many of the economies of Europe are failing and the best way to divert attention is to use fear!

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      I can’t believe how gullible some people are and how easily led some people are.

      You really want to not start new movements based on peace, moving forward and uniting? You would rather play the mainstream parties’ games?!

    • Brett_McS

      “should be against for anti-globalist and protectionist movements” ?

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        I meant for sorry I wrote it too fast but I want socialism like Syriza to save Europe and nationalist movements like BNP. They want to end the so-called War on Terror and not play the politico games. Warmongers want to divert our attention. There is no better thing than to fix what the mainstream created!

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          That is why anti-Islam parties are being created. They are being used to rile us up and to distract us when Europe’s average unemployment is 12 to 19%. That should really anger people. I am anti-globalist meaning anti-IMF, anti-NATO and for a multi-polar world with BRICS and hopefully new orders.

          • john700

            You’re a fucking idiot

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            For what reason for speaking the truth. The mainstream gets us to think in certain ways, takes us to war and gets us to hate and sub-divide us. I think my way of wanting unity-based movements is the way to go to unify rather than sub-divide us and build movements to distract us. No sir! I think we need to be skeptical and distrust anything the mainstream is selling us.

          • Billy Bob Thornton

            Why else do you think independent media grew after Iraq and the financial crisis?!

            The network that benefited the most from those two events was RT!

          • Minicapt
    • Minicapt
  • I think Mr. Donahue needs to re-think his statement. Christians aren’t killed in the Middle East because of offensive cartoons.

  • john700

    It’s ironic that most of the people pounding their chest about free speech here never lived in a place without freedom and just take it for granted.

  • Martin B

    “Stephane Charbonnier, the paper’s publisher, was killed today in the slaughter. It is too bad he didn’t understand the role he played in his tragic death. In 2012, when asked why he insults Muslims, he said “Muhammad isn’t sacred to me.” Had he not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive”

    Yes, he probably wouldn’t have been killed if he had remembered he must never say or draw anything that might offend the Muzz. Likewise, Emmett Till probably wouldn’t have been killed if he had remembered he must never say or whistle anything that might offend the Klan.

    Come to think of it, Catholics offended the Klan too…

  • Just a reminder: This guy is one old man with a fax machine. He is a self-appointed Catholic leader and not well loved.

  • Pete_Brewster

    Why is anyone surprised? By all accounts what remains of the Roman church in France is as well rid of Charlie as the Muslims are. I’ll give him points for honesty at least.

    I suppose the widows and orphans and husbands and parents of the IRA’s victims deserved it too for shouting Kick the Pope on the Twelfth.

    May the devil take Islam, may he take the Pope of Rome and all his minions, and may he take you first.

  • Xavier

    Muslims are perpetually offended; they become violently angry when they smell bacon cooking or see a woman’s ankles. They stone women who have been raped and kidnap female schoolchildren for sex slaves and breeding stock.

    But a cartoon is intolerant.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Any priest suspected of sex crimes should be castrated in public then burned at the stake then.

  • Blind Druid

    Perish the thought — but this disgusting act might actually help our cause in terms of recruitment from a vast number of fence sitters. The Canadian media has been it’s “bravest” (chicken shit bastards) yet in identifying the problem. Even Steve is speaking to truth (as much as he’s allowed to) at 33 Sussex.
    One more big nasty terrorist hit here in Canada, right now, might be what we need to tip the scale. This is war. We will win. It will not be pretty. We need to watch and learn from Europe.