Feedback from the Charlie Hebdo affair, thanks to ROP & JW
- Â Cheradenine Zakalwe reports that theÂ Charlie Hebdo Attack (is) Massively Popular With Muslims on Facebook
Muslim outrage certainly doesn’t happen when brutal acts of terror are committed in the name of Islam. . . But draw a cartoon of Muhammad and all hell breaks loose. Â (Cartoon Timeline (Telgraph)
Paris Bombing Message: ‘Offend Us at Your Peril’Â
While the post-9/11 Islamophobic backlash was a myth, the very real violence on the part of Muslims in the West is getting to be hard to ignore.
Â Muslims didn’t get the joke:
The magazine’s website was hacked; the hackers left this message: “You keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech. Be Allah’s curse upon you!” The firebombing followed shortly thereafter.
Good, pious Muslims to rule Egypt
This caricature recently appeared on the Egyptian political website Mashy.com; it speaks volumes. The bent over, golem-like figure represents al-thawra, or Egypt’s “Revolution.” Serving as a platform to the nation’s “throne,” this hijacked and hobbled “Revolution” is casually ascended by one of the Salafisâ€”also known as “Islamists,” “jihadists,” “radicals,” or, according to them, “good, pious Muslims.”
Its better in England:
“Many people are thinking about leaving. Lots of people have left for England where there is a lot more tolerance.”—by Â Cheradenine Zakalwe
Love, love, love it.
A French satirical weekly whose office was fire bombed after it printed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad has reproduced the image with other caricatures in a special supplement distributed with one of the country’s leading newspapers.
This is exactly the thing that must be done. The sanction of the prohibition of anything that a barbaric, inhumane ideology deems unacceptable is civilizational suicide and stupefying stupidity.
The mainstream media’s capitulation/conversion to Islam is breathtaking, as they would be the first casualties under the blasphemy laws under the sharia. How embarrassing for us, as a nation, that the editor of Time magazine would grovel and snivel, writing that the magazine got what it deserved because it should have known that the cartoon would inspire Muslims to violence.Â How many millions have to die under the sharia to impress these neanderthals?
Time’s Paris bureau chief Bruce CrumleyÂ blamed the “insolent” newspaper for the bombing. The headline was “Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr.”
Don’t try telling Crumley that an omnidirectional print equivalent of South Park defines free speech: “As such,Â Charlie HebdoÂ has cultivated its insolence proudly as a kind of public dutyâ€”pushing the limits of freedom of speech, come what may. But that seems more self-indulgent and willfully injurious when it amounts to defending the right to scream ‘fire’ in an increasingly over-heated theater.” (Read moreÂ Newsbusters)
How awful for the American people that these are the American voices on the world stage, representing what once was the free-est nation on earth, whose very premise was the gold standard of individual rights and free speech. How I despise these cowards.
Who better than we should be on the vanguard of protecting the most precious gift of all, free speech?