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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another Cartoonifada

This time in France (hat tip to Mark Alexander of A New Dark Age Is Dawning).

From the Daily Telegraph:
French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement

The offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb, a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its “editor-in-chief” for this week’s issue.

The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication “Sharia Hebdo”, was intended to "celebrate" the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia's election.

Charlie Hedbo's editor-in-chief, known as Charb, told France Info radio: "We no longer have a newspaper. All our equipment has been destroyed or has melted."

No injuries have been reported[.]

A single Molotov cocktail was thrown at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris’s 20th arrondissement at around 1am. The ensuing fire was rapidly put out, but a large amount of material in the office was destroyed, police said.

“We cannot, today, put together a paper,” said Charb. “But we will do everything possible to do one next week. Whatever happens, we’ll do it. There is no question of giving in,” he said, adding that the magazine is filing a legal complaint against persons unkown.

According to Europe 1 radio, police are searching for two suspects seen near the scene.

Charlie Hebdo's website has also been hacked with a message in English and Turkish cursing the magazine.

The message said: "You keep abusing Islam's almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech.

"Be God's curse upon you!"

Editor Charb said the attackers could not even have read the offending magazine.

"The arsonists haven't read this paper, nobody knows what's in the paper except those who buy it this morning. People are reacting violently to a paper without knowing anything of its contents, that's what's most abhorrent and stupid," he told BFM TV.

The publication, historically famous for pillorying Catholic clericalism, was criticised by Muslims in 2007 after reprinting the Danish cartoons of the prophet Mohammad that caused outrage around the Islamic world....
Read the rest of the Daily Telegraph article HERE.

More information HERE at A New Dark Age Is Dawning.

Hey, Muslims! If you don't like the magazine, don't look at it.


  1. Yes indeed, the religion of peace in action.

  2. The cry from the streets of the "arab spring" has been "freedom", but when it comes to those who critize what they believe then its the old story "boom"!

  3. The cartoonifada is back, eh?

    The mockery MUST continue.

  4. They need to get over it (but they never will). In the meantime, like the common criminals they are, they need to be tracked down and made an example of.

  5. A New Dark Age Is Dawning?

    When did they get out of the last one.

  6. Read the posts. Substitute the word Muslim with Christianity. You have the same thing on mother sides, people. Seem you want to be a zealot as well.

  7. Yet another instance of the so-called religion of peace proving it's not.

    And just above my comment, yet another instance of leftards refusing to withdraw their heads from their asses.

    How else would you explain - on mother sides?

  8. Southern France: Muslims throw stones at Christians on their way to church. Watch the one-minute video HERE.

  9. I was going to delete Liberal Dude's comment (its comments contribute nothing to reasoned discussion). But then MK answered that inane comment, so I'll let Liberal Dude's idiocy stand for all to see.

  10. Ron,
    Islamists co-opted the Arab Spring very early on.

  11. A New Dark Age Is Dawning?

    When did they get out of the last one.

    Ticker, the title refers to 'a new dark age dawning' in the West, not in the Arab East. I presume it was just a little 'occident' on your part! :-) A little bit of light-heartedness.

  12. The intolerant religion strikes again. Their only peaceful when you agree with them and don't offend them.

  13. From Mark's web site today:

    THE INDEPENDENT: Death threats have closed the website of a French satirical magazine fire-bombed this week after featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed, but that did not deter the daily Libération from publishing new drawings yesterday in a show of solidarity.

    The Belgian company which runs Charlie Hebdo's internet site pulled the plug yesterday after anonymous threats were emailed. The magazine has been the victim of an intensive cyber war waged from the Muslim world, especially Turkey...

    Freedom of expression is vanishing before our very eyes!

  14. As long as they seem to get away with doing this, they will keep it up.

    Right Truth

  15. The problem is we conservatives have been sounding the alarm for years and yet collectively we drift toward more and more gains by the Muslim extremists as they spread their "convert or die" system....


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