While the Islamic Month-long holiday of Ramadan just started this Tuesday, April 13, the French brand Evian – a Danone subsidiary – has caused an uproar among Muslims who feel insulted by a tweet.
“Retweet if you have already drunk 1 liter of Evian today”, published the famous French brand on its Twitter account. Evian is well known for distributing mineral water.
Most would consider the Tweet by Evian’s promotions to be a banal message. Yet, it enraged Muslims and launched fake accusations of “islamophobia.” The company was criticized for not recognizing that it was the first day of the Islamic holiday, Ramadan, in France. It is a holy month for Muslims during which they practice daytime fasting, including not even drinking water.
Evian Issues Apology
Muslims and leftists on social media denounced the company for daring to speak about their companies water on Ramadan. Terrified by the potential deadly backlash hurting Muslims feelings could bring, Evian released an apology via Twitter. The message stated, “Sorry for the clumsiness of this tweet which calls for no provocation.”
The French company is not wrong to be concerned about the consequences of making Muslims angry. Muslims have put the French and the rest of the free world on notice: if you insult Muhammad, Islam, their holy books, or even fail to consider Islamic law (Sharia) in all things, we will harm you.
After the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Muslim terrorist attacks rocked France, any writings or words critical of Islam make anyone a target for assassination attempts and intimidation campaigns. Fearing for their lives, most French institutions like Evian water, respond with self-censorship and submission to Islam.
Since the Hebdo attacks, the magazine survivors remain under police protection. From Laurent Sourisseau, the publishing director and majority owner of Charlie, to survivor Zineb el Rhazoui, a French-Tunisian intellectual and journalist. Philippe Val, the former director of Charlie Hebdo who decided to publish the Mohammed cartoons in 2006, also remains under police protection.
French teachers, politicians, LGBT activists, cartoonists, clergy, movie stars, academics, intellectuals, novelists, writers, journalists, among others, have been threatened and/or targeted for death because they dare to say something that upsets a Muslim.
In 2020, French schoolteacher Samuel Paty was beheaded after the father of one of his female Muslim students, and an Imam ran an online campaign against him for blasphemy against Muhammad. Paty showed students a cartoon by Charlie Hebdo during a class discussion about the Islamic attack. Investigators found the men’s smear campaign led to an 18-year-old Chechen Muslim refugee beheading him outside the school.
As previously reported at RAIR Foundation USA, since February 2021, Didier Lemaire, a teacher for twenty years in France, must live under 24-hour police protection. Also, he must leave his profession after his life was threatened for honoring the memory of the beheaded history teacher, Samuel Paty, and defending the Republic’s values. Instead of denouncing the threats of violence against the philosophy teacher, Ali Rabeh, the Muslim mayor of Trappes, further incited those threatening his life.
In March 2020, two University Professors at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in eastern France had to be placed under 24-hour police protection after being smeared as “Islamophobes” and “fascists.” The teachers’ lives are under threat after an Islamo-leftist student group, the National Union of Students of France (UNEF), led a dangerous campaign against the professors for simply trying to question the concept of “Islamophobia.”
Since January 2020, a French gay teen girl, ‘Mila,’ has been threatened with murder, rape, and torture by Muslims for several years after criticizing Islam. Mila has had to live under 24-hour police protection. According to her lawyer, she receives about 30 hate messages a minute.
French philosopher and journalist Eric Zemmour lives under police protection since the attack on Charlie Hebdo. “Two policemen follow him wherever he goes — including to court, where Muslim organizations tried to defame him and his work by accusing him of “Islamophobia” to silence him,” reported Gatestone.
Also, Michel Houellebecq, author of the novel “Submission,” has lived under the police’s protection since he published his last novel in 2015. Along with, Frédéric Haziza, a radio journalist and author for the magazine Le Canard Enchaîné.
According to Gatestone, Mohammed Sifaoui, who lived undercover in a French cell of al Qaeda and wrote the book, Combattre le terrorisme islamiste (“Combat Islamist Terrorism”), lives under police protection. His photo and name appear on jihadi websites next to the word murtad (“apostate”).
Companies like Evian in France have already accepted Islamic law (Sharia). Soon, Islam will start telling the company what food they can serve, how their employees can dress, demand their water company is Halal…this is how civilizations decay.
The Kouachi brothers did not just succeed in physically silencing Charlie Hebdo’s journalists in 2015; they have successfully imposed sharia and silenced an entire national culture.
Read EVIAN backwards: NAIVE !
Why should Christians care if it is some Ramadan or not, as long as muslims keep vandalizing Christian churches in EU and as long as muslim men keep raping Christian women everywhere. As long as the Quran allows this things for muslims, why should Christians care about some Ramadan?
All Christians in the world: Stop buying Evians dirty naive water immediately!
All Christians in the world and other sane people: Stop buying any brand of bottled water. What fools to pay for something that flows freely from your tap. Maybe if you live in Flint Michigan you might buy bottled water, but use your brain and buy it buy it by the gallon or larger. Most bottled water comes from tap water but with bottled water you get the added ingredient of microplastics.
Too many corporations have become knee-jerk butt kissers, kowtowing to the latest offended party. What fools they are.
Evian posted this message on their own website, not some Muslim site. So why are these people even looking at the Evian site? Seems to me they are just looking for opportunities to be offended. Otherwise might they may be guilty of lusting for beverages during Ramadan? Evian is a beverage company, not a religion proponent. If that is what you want create your own website.
Who can expect companies to conform to every taboo of every religion on their own websites? Answer: People who think their way is the only way and are intolerant of all others.