Friday, January 4, 2013

'Comic bio' of Muhammad risks Muslim ire

Thank you "Charlie Hebdo" you are doing what every non-Muslim government should be doing; letting the Muslim world know that it cannot intimidate or cower you into submission to Islam.  This is exactly what needs to be done over and over until the Muslim street understands that Islam is nothing more than a totalitarian movement hiding behind the veil of religion.  To allow Islam to hold the rest of the world in mortal fear cannot be allowed to continue.  It is long past time for the West to stand up and declare that it will not be dhimmified by threats and acts of barbarism and violence.


'Comic bio' of Muhammad risks Muslim ire

Published: 02 Jan 2013 14:36 GMT+01:00 | Print version
Updated: 02 Jan 2013 14:36 GMT+01:00

A French magazine, which sparked international protests and saw its offices firebombed after it printed cartoons mocking Muhammad, on Wednesday published a "halal" cartoon biography of Islam's founder.

The editor of Charlie Hebdo weekly insists that "The Life of Mohammed", whose cover shows a goofy-looking prophet leading a camel through the desert, is an educational work prepared by a Franco-Tunisian sociologist.

"It is a biography authorised by Islam since it was edited by Muslims," said St├ęphane Charbonnier, who was also the illustrator of the book which comes complete with academic footnotes.

"I don't think higher Muslim minds could find anything inappropriate," said Charbonnier, whose magazine has repeatedly enraged some Muslims with satirical depictions of the prophet, including showing him naked.

He said the idea for the comic book came to him in 2006 when a newspaper in Denmark published cartoons of Mohammed, later republished by Charlie Hebdo, that sparked angry protests across the Muslim world.

"Before having a laugh about a character, it's better to know him. As much as we know about the life of Jesus, we know nothing about Muhammad," he told AFP last week.

He said the book was "perfectly halal", a joking reference to meat that is deemed fit for Muslims to consume.  

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