Charlie Hebdo Fired Cartoonist For “Anti-Semitism”


In France, Charlie Hebdo was notorious for trashing Christianity and Islam in its cartoons, but in 2008 one of its cartoonists, Maurice Sinet, crossed the line when he wrote a short column which mildly suggested that Jewishness was correlated with social and economic success.

Sinet (aka Siné) was fired by Charlie Hebdo and was charged with “inciting racial hatred.” He was taken to court by an anti-racist group called Ligue Internationale Contre le Racisme et l’Antisémitisme (LICRA). Sinet won a wrongful termination suit against Charlie Hebdo and a 40,000 euro court judgment. He also won the LICRA suit.

“Maurice Sinet, 80, who works under the pen name Sine, faces charges of “inciting racial hatred” for a column he wrote last July in the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The piece sparked a summer slanging match among the Parisian intelligentsia and ended in his dismissal from the magazine.

“L’affaire Sine” followed the engagement of Mr Sarkozy, 22, to Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress of an electronic goods chain. Commenting on an unfounded rumour that the president’s son planned to convert to Judaism, Sine quipped: “He’ll go a long way in life, that little lad.”

A high-profile political commentator slammed the column as linking prejudice about Jews and social success. Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Philippe Val, asked Sinet to apologise but he refused, exclaiming: “I’d rather cut my balls off.”

Mr Val’s decision to fire Sine 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.”

Note: Gregory Hood has a new article at Amren which illustrates how many other people have been prosecuted for “anti-Semitism” in France.

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  1. Reynauld says:
    January 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm
    Bad as having Muslim terrorism appears it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch”

    Jack responds:

    I can sort of see your point. Some guys on our side should do what the Jews do:

    Change their names to present themselves as some other ethnic/religious group.

    Are others aware of the clever, shyster lawyer from Breaking Bad “Saul Goodman”? He was really an Irish guy that changed his name to a Jewish name to, well “fit the profile”.

    So some of our guys can do the same – change their last names to Jewish names, get a PO box in Hollywood and proceed to insult, incite Muslim immigrants – announce plays, movies that will show the Islamic prophet to be a flaming homosexual.

    In some enraged sons of Allah decide to attack the Academy Awards…. well……

    Have some fun out there.

    Whatever you do, don’t be a bitter, old Right Wing Conservative.

  2. Commenting on an unfounded rumour that the president’s son planned to convert to Judaism, Sine quipped: “He’ll go a long way in life, that little lad.”

    So, the director of Charlie Hebdo fired the impertinent Siné. The following year he was rewarded by President Sarkozy who named him director of France Inter, a public radio station.

    I’ve never opened a copy of Charlie Hebdo, I only knew about its outrageous covers. But I think that quip about Sarkozy’s son was untypical. They had no problem with Jewish power.

    If they liked to do everything that is forbidden, like publishing drawings of Mahomet, another obvious target should have been Jewish power. It must be very easy to joke about Jewish power and the Jewish chutzpah. Doing so would have been original, since no one else is doing it in France. It would have been useful, funny, and at the same time, it would have satisfied their desire for social justice. After all, they probably fancied themselves as social justice warriors.

    But instead of joking about jewish power, they chose Le Pen and the Front National as their main target. And Cabu, one of their cartoonists, invented a cartoon character called the “beauf”. Beauf is short for beau-frère (brother in law). It represents the average vile, stupid and racist Frenchman. In the French wikipedia entry for beauf, they give a whole list of movies, comics, TV programs and so on, built around a beauf-like character. The vogue for the white antimodel started in the 1970s. They say the French beauf can be compared to the American character Homer Simpson. What they forget to stress is the role of the Jews in promoting that kind of thing.

  3. I pointed out that hypocrisy to a Neocon relative and he raged about how I was the insane one. They’re against themselves, as much as the left are.

    I just had a funny thought. It appears “antisemitism” saved Sinet’s life.

  4. Having looked at some of the illustrations of Ch Hebdo, it is clear that they are enemies of our people as well.

    Unusually, this event is so good for our cause in so many ways.

    PS Jack Ryan deserves kudos for his segment on Stormfront Radio, he fit a lot into a little time in a clear way.

  5. Thanks Afterthought.

    I’m a little out of practice doing radio interviews – thought I did a few too many “Uhmms”

    But, otherwise the interview went well/OK.


    “As for freedom, here’s an interesting thing. The French Leftist newspaper Liberation reported on September 12, 1996, that three stalwarts of Charlie Hebdo (including Stephane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier) had campaigned in their magazine to collect more than 170,000 signatures for a petition calling for a ban on the French National Front party. They did this in the name of the ‘Rights of Man’.”


    Watch that video and explain to me how jews aren’t the main beneficiaries of the Paris grocery ‘terror’ incident.

    On the killing of cartoonists:

    Here’s a parallel. New York City, two cops are allegedly dining casually in the middle of a race war in Bed Stuy, which has been the scene of intense traditional black Brooklyn culture clashing with white gentrification/hipsterism. We are asked to believe that a black militant who went from Baltimore to NYC solely to murder cops somehow missed the vast array of white ones, including and even highlighting Italians here, milling around the city during both the holiday and race war season. Instead, he set his sights on an asian and hispanic cop, both of whom were assigned for overtime to this foreign locale (NYC cops are assigned to the precincts where they either grew up or have some ethnic familiarity with; I’ve known a couple). Both cops decide to start eating lunch simultaneously, even though their assignment calls for hyper vigilance and they’re not supposed to be doing so on duty or together at all. Even the most chill suburban cops in NJ are paranoid nosy control freaks, yet this NYC pair might have been lunching at Tiffany’s.

    Even though the pivot of ‘Black Lives Matter’ is that supposedly whites don’t think they do, this obsessive and determined black militant ‘assassinates’ two NON-white cops. There is no video of the ‘assassination’ even though NYC boasts more video cameras per square mile than any American city. The black perp suicides, making him a statistical freak among those committing violent crimes. There are even black militants claiming none of theirs would target a non-white.

    And no one thinks it just too cute that, once again for these ‘crazed gunman shooting,’ a counter ‘terrorism’ drill was taking place? The hispanic cop had just joined the force two years ago…in middle age. Where had he been before? No one realizes that’s atypical? Why was the perp impossible to nail down to a location, drifting from Georgia to Baltimore to NYC…

    The one nutcase ‘crazed gunman’ who actually murdered two cops in a RACE war somehow didn’t care about killing a white one?! There is zero question that NYC’s incident was staged. Jews run NYC and its police department. White figureheads provide its public face, but it is completely jew-run. NYC has been faking crimes in which supposedly blacks target jews ‘because of the way she looked.’ That was fall 2013; the black on jewess knockout game featured not one proper jewess name or one video tape in spite of seven separate alleged incidents. Then there was the report out of NYC claiming the rape rate had ‘skyrocketed’ coming on the heels of white women from the area pointing out how victimized they are in the country and that region especially compared to jewish women, who form the ‘caucasian’ – and yiddy looking – plurality in NYC’s environs. Even a crypto jew judge, Barbaro, was trotted out to prove what downtrodden martyrs NJ/NYC’s jews are as ‘white.’

    I’m not sure if the above includes the detail, but this past fall the re-hearing of jew Kagan’s case was held, and Barbaro testified that ‘the only white person he ever discriminated against was Kagan.’

    Uh huh.

    But Paris is somehow immune from jewish orchestrations…

  8. How can Netanyahu attend? This is the biggest advocate of Apartheid….. this man has no shame. Where was this moral hysteria when Israel murdered 17 journalists and 2130 civilians?

    George W Bush and Tony Blair stated how important their religion was to them. So do all Muslims now blame Jesus for the Millions murdered by the war in Iraq? It is a total double standards. What happened in France was disgusting….. but the media is not telling the truth.

    It has been stated that it was only Muslims who were offended by the magazine but the fact is the magazine was sued by the Catholic Church on multiple occasions for articles it showed.

    One of the magazines staff was asked to apologise on an article reference to the Jews….. the person was fired by the magazine…… So lets be right the Jews can have a person fired from the magazine…. the Catholic Church has sued the magazines….. so it was just not muslims who were offended it was most religions……. Nobody should lose their life over this….. but what do we do and how do we tackle this? We say it’s freedom of speech or expression but is it really?

    To insult any religion continuosly eventually will lead to some idiot going beyond the norm and this is what has happened. Just remember that in France they banned the Nikhaab so how can we have such double standards? For me this is double standards and we can not have it both ways.

    Who put Saddam in power? who armed him? Who armed Osama Bin Laden? Who trained these people? If we were to look at all the route issues in the Middle East then it is the U.S.A. and the U.K. behind it all…… this is factual information….. We have caused all this… in terms of what is now happening.

    How many terrorist attacks happened in the u.k. or France or the U.S.A. before we invaded Iraq on lies? the answer is none.! so ask yourself how can we expect to sleep safely in our beds when we have invaded so many muslim countries?

    Israel murdered thousands a few months ago and our country could not even put a statement out. Israel can steal land for decades and what does the rest of the world do? nothing!! so you tell me? How can we dare say we are victims? we as a country have done nothing in terms of helping the Palestinians, and in the end muslims in this country are going over there to fight…… Would we allow another country to murder our citizens and knock down our homes and let them build homes for their people? would we? So who really are the terrorists?

  9. Zak,

    Cool it with the Palestinian shit.

    Yeah they are victims. However, the problem is that these battles do not belong in France or the US.

  10. Zak writes:

    “How many terrorist attacks happened in the u.k. or France or the U.S.A. before we invaded Iraq on lies? the answer is none.! ”

    Jack replies:

    No. You are simply wrong about that. France has had terrible problems with Arab terrorism relating to the brutal race war with nasty Algerian Arab Muslims in the 1950s.

    Arabs blew up a civilian passenger jet over Lockabee Scotland. BNP estimated over a million Whites were once captured, enslaved by Muslims.

    This nonsense that Muslims are peaceful and nice, unless we somehow oppress them, that’s utter nonsense.

  11. This guy deserved to be fired. What the magazine actually published was poking fun at a belief, basically saying it is antiquated and irrational. What this fired cartoonist wanted to publish was making fun of a whole group of people for having undesirable and ugly personality traits that is inherent in its DNA. What the magazine published deals with ideas and what this fired cartoonist created was plain bigotry and not addressing any ideas. The fact that he cannot see this shows how unintelligent he is.

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