A French mosque has expressed regret for sharing a video that is believed to have provoked the gruesome murder of a history and geography teacher.
I have been covering the global jihad for almost two decades now and can say unequivocally that behind every jihad attack is the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric.
My colleagues and I have been advising for years that any mosque tied to jihad carnage should be shuttered.
The country’s interior minister has demanded the mosque be closed down.
The mosque’s rector, Mohammed Henniche, now says that he “regrets” the decision to share the clip, but insisted that the video never identified the teacher by name and was not a call to violence: “There is no call to hate, and no call against this teacher,” he told Franceinfo.
The mosque removed the post after Paty’s murder and issued a statement condemning the attack.
Despite its efforts to distance itself from the incident, the house of worship has been accused of helping to incite the killing.
French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin claimed that its leader had promoted a “message saying that the teacher should be intimidated” and called for the mosque to be shuttered, arguing that it had spread a message of “hate.”
Quick note: Tech giants are shutting us down. You know this. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Adsense, Pinterest permanently banned us. Facebook, Google search et al have shadow-banned, suspended and deleted us from your news feeds. They are disappearing us. But we are here. We will not waver. We will not tire. We will not falter, and we will not fail. Freedom will prevail.
Subscribe to Geller Report newsletter here — it’s free and it’s critical NOW when informed decision making and opinion is essential to America's survival. Share our posts on your social channels and with your email contacts. Fight the great fight.
Remember, YOU make the work possible. If you can, please contribute to Geller Report.
— Gérald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) October 19, 2020
Darmanin has vowed to crack down on “enemy” Muslim groups and extremism online. The man who made the video was later arrested along with several others, including the suspect’s relatives.
Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email email@example.com
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.