Here we go again: mass-beheadings, mass-executions by ISIL, Boko Haram or any of the myriad of other groups of Muslim assassins are being ignored, but when you say people have a right to see what a Charlie Hebdo cartoon looks like the soldiers of allah go apeshit:
Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest in Nazareth against Charlie Hebdo ruling
Thousands of Israeli Arabs marched Saturday in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth in protest over the decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow the distribution of the controversial Charlie Hebdo magazine, which publishes cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.
The demonstration was organized by Islamic Movement Northern Branch and was led its leader Sheikh Raed Salah, as well as Ali Salam, the mayor of Nazareth, Mazen Ghanaim, the mayor of Sakhnin, as well as the chairman of the committee of Arab mayors.
Demonstrators carried banners reading “We are all for you, messenger of God.”
At the demonstration the Islamic Movement said that Israel and its courts are “trying to hide behind the claim of freedom of expression,” and that any “insult to religious symbols, especially to images of the prophets, cannot be considered part of freedom of expression.”
Deputy head of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Husam Abu Leil, said after the march that “this event is not an act of protest against the insult to the prophet Mohammed, but rather an insult against all prophets everywhere, including Moses and Jesus.”
“We are conveying a message to [Avigdor] Lieberman and the High Court justices who made the indecent decision, as well as to the entire Israeli establishment, which apparently is not pleased with the fact that the most common name in Israel is Mohammed,” added Abu Leil.
The Israeli High Court of Justice ruled last week that the satirical magazine was legitimate political material and that Yisrael Beitenu had the right to distribute it, overturning a decision by the Central Elections Committee.
The High Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled that Yisrael Beitenu could distribute the magazine as it is legitimate political material.
Justice Noam Sohlberg wrote in his decision that “there is no near-certainty, nor a reasonable or real possibility,” that the distribution of the magazine by the party could cause serious harm to the integrity of upcoming election, adding that “blocking distribution excessively undermines freedom of expression.”
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is the head of Yisrael Beitenu, welcomed the court’s decision, posting on his Facebook page that it sent “an important message that Israel remains a Jewish and democratic state and that we do not submit to the threats and aggression of the Arab MKs.”
There have been several demonstrations in the Palestinian territories, notably in Gaza City in late January, where some 200 radical Islamists tried to storm the French cultural center and burned French flags.
They were arrested by the police of the Islamist Hamas, the de facto power in Gaza.
Depictions of the prophet are considered forbidden in Islam and the latest one has sparked angry protests across the Muslim world, some of which turned deadly.