From its title, Le Blog du Cochon Hallal is clearly meant as a calculated insult against Muslims. If it had been called Kosher Pigs there would have been a tremendous outcry from the international Jewish community and Blogger would have been forced to close it down without further ado.
But Google/Blogger's attitude appears to be totally cynical and tailored simply to market forces. knowing that the Muslim community is incapable of organizing the kind of opposition that Jewry can it continues to allow this blog the freedom to spread its despicable poison across the Planet.
Such blogs are in four-square contravention of Blogger's own Contents Policy:
"HATEFUL CONTENT: Users may not publish material that promotes hate toward groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status and sexual orientation/gender identity."
Les Cochons describes itself as "satirical" and "irreverent". What is amusing about insulting another's faith or beliefs in this way? Far from being either of the things it claims this blog is very much an incitement to racial hatred.
Apart from its overtly racist nature such a blog is likely to contravene the European Convention on Human Rights. But that doesn't seem to worry Blogger who, though the blog flies in the face of its own terms, allows it to continue along with just a health warning.
By doing so, Blogger perpetuates the cynicism of capitalist business organisations which will quite happily endorse fascist movements if they think there's some profit in doing so. Probably the worst example of this were the capitalists who backed Adolf Hitler. Perhaps, being a North American outfit, Blogger remains ignorant of that historic antecedent.
I have already heard some who call themselves Socialists tell me that no matter how revolting such blogs are and despite the fact that they break the host's rule that they should be allowed the freedom to spew their poison. I fundamentally disagree.
These blogs are like a virus and should be treated as such. When Socialists and libertarians support their existence on the spurious dogma of a free-for-all then they must expect what will inevitably follow. Fascists and racists are not so much birds of prey but scavengers who take advantage of the freedoms a liberal society might allow them. If they are protected by law they take that as a sign that they are free to do as they will.
And that usually means picking on minority groups like western Muslims from which they are guaranteed to make political capital. This is the situation that prevails in countries like Britain, France, Holland, Canada, Australia and the USA where fascists are allowed so much freedom that even apparently more respectable mainstream politicians now play the race card.
Neither fascism or racism should be tolerated. And by allowing scum the freedom to publish, both Blogger and Google put themselves among the lowest and most vile company of the human species.
Complaints to Blogger about Les Cochons should be made at this link: