Mark Steyn: Newspapers Dishonor The Dead By Censoring Charlie Hebdo Mohammed Cartoons

Posted: Jan 08, 2015 3:45 PM

Last night author and conservative analyst Mark Steyn made an appearance on The Kelly File to talk about the horrific Islamic terror attacks in Paris yesterday. During the interview, Steyn did not hold back and berated newspapers around the world for censoring Mohammed cartoons produced and published by Charlie Hebdo, the magazine where Islamists killed 12 people yesterday. He also slammed Secretary of State John Kerry for failing to recognize radical Islam as the motivation for the attacks. 

"I see these candlelight vigils and everyone claiming suddenly to be for freedom of speech. I think one consequence of this is that a lot of people will retreat even further into self-censorship. The New York Daily News won’t even show [the cartoons],  dishonors the dead in Paris by not even showing properly the cartoons," Steyn said. "They pixelated Mohammed out of it so it looks like Mohammed has entered the witness protection program but they left the hooked-nose Jew in and that exactly gets to the double standard here. You can say anything you like about Christianity, you can say anything you like Judaism. But these guys, everyone understands the message that if you say anything about Islam, these guys will kill you. We will be retreating into a lot more self-censorship if the pansified Western media doesn’t man up and decide to disperse the risk so they can’t kill one small, little French satirical magazine. They’ve gotta kill all of us."

"The fact they [media outlets] didn’t even have the courage to show these cartoons after they became a news story is why these brave men like Charlie Hebdo had to bear the burden almost single-handed," he continued.

Meanwhile, the Lawfare Project is out with a new video about Islam's war on free speech that's worth watching.