Anne Hidalgo, the socialist Mayor of Paris, is threatening to sue Fox News for referring to Muslim "no-go zones" in the city - which absurd legal threat demonstrates perfectly the sincerity of the French establishment's commitment to free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. On Thursday, I dropped in at Sun News to chew over that and other aspects of Europe's Islamization with Ezra Levant. Click below to watch:
Some of us have been following this topic for a long time. Almost nine years ago, on page 124 of my highly prescient bestseller America Alone, personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore and the proceeds of which help to fund my pushback against an even more litigious twerp than the Mayor of Paris ...where was I? Oh, yeah - on page 124 I wrote:
It's way too late to re-run the Battle of Poitiers. When Martine Aubry, the Mayor of Lille, daughter of former Prime Minister and EU bigwig Jacques Delors and likely Presidential candidate in the post-Chirac era, held a meeting with an imam in Roubaix, he demanded that it take place on the edge of the neighborhood in recognition that his turf was Muslim territory which she was bound not to enter. Mme Aubry conceded the point, as more and more politicians will in the years ahead.
Unlike Mme Hidalgo, Mayor Aubry did not sue.