Thursday, January 08, 2015

Super Happy Fun Charlie Hebdo Post

I am sure this will be a collector's item:

It reads: "100 Lashes if you are not dying of laughter." Clearly offensive.

Twelve people were killed for badly drawn cartoons. Because most news agencies will not print them unpixillated or at all and steadfastly refuse to identify the "lone wolves", that's what these deaths amount to.

Christie Blatchford has a couple of cartoons up with her column:

Every newspaper in the free world should today be reprinting one or another of the brilliant cartoons that may have provoked the wrath of the terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, or the original offending cartoons of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005 which set the Muslim world to rioting and puking in 2006 and which every paper in the free world ought to have reprinted way back then, but mostly didn’t.

Why should we do this, or something like it, even if it’s a bit late in the game?

Because, well, we — cartoonists, editors and journalists — are a pretty much useless lot. Except for the cartoonists, we have few actual skills. We don’t make things, sell things, do things. What we do is write about, or draw, what other people make, sell and do. We are the ciphers, the code clerks: Stuff occurs in the world and we say what it was and sometimes, what we think it means (except for the cartoonists, we are usually wrong).

This isn’t much of a contribution, any way you cut it.

So today of all days, we should do the very little bit of which we are capable, and publish the hell out of those cartoons.

That’s all we can do; therefore, it’s what we should do.

The cartoons can be found here.

These "brave" souls are cowering in fear:

A statement from the Associated Press indicates that it is their policy not to publish Mohammad cartoons. ...


Politico’s Hadas Gold obtained a CNN memo confirming the network will not show the images, but asked employees to describe them in detail ...

The left-leaning New York tabloid is printing images of the Charlie Hebdo covers… but with the offending images blurred.

The Telegraph

Jewish Chronicle  

The New York Times

ABC News

CBS News   



A TRINITY LECTURER and Muslim scholar has said that he would consider legal advice if a member of the Irish media retweets or publishes a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed from Charlie Hebdo.

Dr Ali Selim, of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, made the comments following the shooting dead of 12 people at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris today.

When asked by Niall Boylan on 4FM if he (Boylan) retweeted the cartoon would his life be in danger, Dr Selim – who condemned the shootings – said:

“Not your life would be in danger but definitely we will check the Irish law and if there is any legal channel against you, we will take it,” he said.

Maybe people should wake the hell up and realise that even one's existence is found offensive by these thugs.

The Christians and the Yazidis are being driven out and murdered. They didn't draw any cartoons.

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