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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Sense-of-humour bypass

Police say the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb.

According to the BBC
, “It comes a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its ‘editor-in-chief’ for its next issue.”

The magazine has been in trouble before over Islam – notably the question of the Danish cartoons. But it’s back to the question of freedom of speech, isn’t it, which we were discussing (well I was discussing) in the last post?

But that’s something that humourless Muslims don’t believe in. Oh, I’m sure they’re not all like that, but the ones that get the ear of the media clearly are, those who set themselves up as self-appointed “leaders” of the Muslim “community”.

So go to the BBC story and read it, so that efforts to gag are to some extent, at least, thwarted. Anyway, it has some rather amusing bits by way of explanation, such as:

“The edition of the paper which was being published on Wednesday was called Charia Hebdo – a play on the Islamic word sharia.

“The cover shows Muhammad saying: ‘100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter’. “Inside there is an editorial, attributed to the Prophet, and more cartoons – one showing the Prophet Muhammad with a clown's red nose.”

The story then adds: “Depiction of the Prophet is strictly prohibited in Islam.” Prohibited in Islam. Note the preposition here. It’s not prohibited outside Islam, last I heard.


Anonymous said...

If one is to practice Islam (Which is submission to the will of Al'Lah!) then you must have your sense of humor surgically removed.

I find the reaction of the Muslims to be ridiculous. You can't poke fun at your prophet? What good is it?

Diesel B said...

Muslims will find any excuse to have an attack of the screaming ad-dabs over anything a westerner says or does with regard to their precious death cult. Remember the fuss over a teddy bear a teacher innocently named Mohammed? Yet Muslim extremists from one barmy sect can blow up mosques belonging to muslims of any other barmy sect with apparent impunity! Privately, I bet Muslims are taking the piss out of their own religion all the time - it's only when non-Muslims dare to do it they get their turbans in a twist!