Almost half French oppose publishing Mohammed cartoons: poll

So we are not Charlie after all?

Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Jan. 18, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

The Ifop poll found 42 percent believe Mohammed cartoons seen as offensive by many Muslims should not be published. Fifty percent said they backed “limitations on free speech online and on social networks.”

However, 57 percent said opposition from Muslims should not prevent the cartoons being published, according to the poll, published in Le Journal du Dimanche.

The poll found overwhelming support — 81 percent — for stripping French nationality from dual nationals who have committed an act of terrorism on French soil.

Sixty eight percent favoured banning French citizens from returning to the country if “they are suspected of having gone to fight in countries or regions controled by terrorist groups,” such as Syria.

The same percentage backed bans on people suspected of wanting to join jihadist movements from leaving France.

However, 57 percent of respondents to the poll opposed French military intervention in countries including Libya, Syria and Yemen…

I do not know if the results of the poll were influenced by the attack itself.  If so, chalk up another victory for Islam.  It uses violence to scare people and, guess what?  It works.  The cancellation of the PEGIDA march in Germany was an act of surrender to Islam.  

Like a virus, it is making steady inroads.

  • Let’s face it…

  • Let’s face it.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    There are very few Charlies in the world.
    The west just needs to stop putting the few we have in prison.

  • Europe is doomed.

  • Sunshine

    Heading for a civil war. Left and right are digging in with no sign of compromise. Huge division in society. They need another attack, much worse than what happened.
    When one thinks that our recent ancestors risked their lives and many died to liberate these people, it depresses me.

    • Frau Katze

      It is very hard to think about. The Nazis were defeated, but were promptly replaced by millions of “temporary” Muslim guest workers, who turned out not to be guests after all.

  • john700

    Charlie Hebdo is a group of obnoxious people who are mocking all religions because they are commies and atheists not because they believe in the freedom of expression. Charb’s funeral started with the singing of the International, because he was a communist. Should I feel any sympathy for this idiot? Fuck him.
    Most likely, a survey done on Charlie Hebdo 10 years ago would have shown similar trends (although most of the people wouldn’t have heard about them).

    • wallyj180

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
      Because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • Frau Katze

      It’s the principle of free speech here, not the person who is doing the talking.

    • Surele Surele

      you just can’t pick and choose which free speech is legit. Free Speech. Period.

  • Exile1981

    One of the marches was cancelled? Why?

    I wonder if the ones who didn’t say strip dual citizenship (19%) are the muslims.

    • Frau Katze

      That was a Muslim victory.

  • JoKeR
    • wallyj180

      I HATE flying monkeys … not too crazy about Islam either.

  • JoKeR

    Based upon French government policy this would only be “fair”

    • Frau Katze

      Good one!

    • Solo712

      We should Muslims share Paris with the French kuffar ? Let them govern from Vichy !

  • Canadian

    In france, surrendering comes naturally.

  • Maggat

    This poll is all fine and dandy, but what percentage of the respondents were in fact muslims?

  • wallyj180

    This slaughter will/is being used to push for blasphemy laws in non-islamic countries

    ” Je suis Charlie” died very quickly.

    There is only one religion calling for protection.
    There is only one religion that says it is a sin to show their God.
    There is only one religion that kills their own for slandering their God.
    There is only one religion that kills non-believers for not slandering their God.
    There is only one religion that kills others for violations of THEIR rules.

    Islam is the misogynist child under the stairs.
    Islam is the hompohobic child under the stairs.
    Islam is the suicidal child under the stairs.
    Islam is the homicidal child under the stairs.
    Islam is the problem child of the world.

  • Oracle9

    “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

    This applies outside of the time and place of the French Revolution, although too many in our complacent society cannot believe it.

  • roccolore

    Let me guess. They polled Muslims.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Not having this magazine is why the London 7/7 bombings occurred or the 191 people in Spanish train attacks were killed. Or something. They want you dead at all costs, the reasons they tell you don’t matter.