How many people will have to die over this latest taunt?
2. Sharia versus Freedom
Are we in the West to be governed by the rules of sharia, with its rules on apostasy and blasphemy, even though we don't subscribe to the faith? Or will we retain our freedom to think, speak, and publish as we wish?
What we don't have in the West is any "right" not to be insulted or offended. If Muslims don't want to see Mohammed dressed in a bear suit, as the folks at South Park had planned, their sole recourse is not to watch.
Those who want to better understand what's at stake are directed to Bostom's latest volume, "Sharia versus Freedom".
Raymond in DC ,
3. We can write and draw the prophet..
whenever we like.
Islam does not deserve any respect. It is the common supplement in most of the world wars of today. Islam is the base for violence and death.
Beary White ,
Put a lid on it. Or a face to it.
5. Stuff will undoubtadly hit the fan. Let's see if Europe
is mature enough and strong enough to deal with it properly.
6. would you allow israeli mag to insult Jesus?
What if an Israeli magazine came out with a Christmas issue dedicated to insulting Christians around the world by showing Jesus sleeping with Mary and doing inappropriate acts with children?
Would you think that this is just freedom of speech? What about the protocols of the elders of Zion, do they have permission to publish rubbish about Jews and rabbis?
I think Charlie Hebdo is going beyond the limit of free speech and trying to insult people and increase circulation at the same time.
There is a difference between free speech and making up rubbish that is insulting. I do not like Islam, but this is not proper, sorry.
7. WAIT A COUPLE DAYS, ISLAMOFACISM WILL BE AT IT AGAIN...
TELLING US WHAT WE CAN SAY, DO, THINK...SHAAA BE A GOOD DHIMMI!!!
8. Muslims and freedom of expession
Muslims don't have stomach for self criticism. Very few of them can criticize their own religion.
Contrary to Christians and Jews ans non religion people who can enjoy this freedom.
Wonder why? Figure it out best.
9. #6 Did you read the article?
The magazine actually cited ISLAMIC sources for the information used. It's not like they propagandized anything. I've actually studied quran and haditha, have you? I can verify that it's full of things that today's society finds absolutely repulsive. The same goes for the Talmud, but the difference is that we're aware that some of those things have no place in society, Muslims do not. They believe rioting & killing is an appropriate response to simply repeating what their books say.
Your example of Jesus is a strawman attack, because that's not equivalent to what the magazine did. They didn't make stuff up as you did, they used Islamic resources recognized as authoritative.
10. If you want to kill Muslims,
Make a cartoon staring the muslims'god...
Walt K ,
11. Does anyone remember ....
.... the "Fritz the Cat" comic books?
Aisha should play a strong role in the present-day version of what is essentially the same message.
Don't make her too voluptuous. She was, after all, six years old when she was "betrothed," and a mere nine years of age when the "marriage" to Mohammed was consummated.
We call that paedophilia. So -- tell it like it is -- a shuddering, cowering nine year old girl and a manic aroused and drooling "prophet."
That's a comic book I'll skip, thank you very much. I don't need it because I know the truth -- but publish it for the benefit of allo the people who do not know the truth.
That would be just about everybody -- except the Moslems, of course, who do not find the rape of a nine year old girl in the least bit unusual.