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France: Charlie Hebdo accused of “Islamophobia” for Barcelona cartoon

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Muslims murdered people in the name of Islam in Barcelona. Muslims murdered people in the name of Islam in the Charlie Hebdo offices. Muslims are murdering people in the name of Islam all over the world. And these fools are whining about islamofauxbia. How many people have cartoons killed?

“France’s Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon,” AFP, August 23, 2017:

PARIS: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published Wednesday a provocative front-page cartoon about Islam and the recent terror attacks in Spain, leading to criticism that it risked fanning Islamophobia.

The latest edition of the magazine, which was targeted by Islamist gunmen in 2015, shows two people lying in a pool of blood having been run over by a van next to the words “Islam, eternal religion of peace.”…

Critics of Charlie Hebdo saw its front-page as tarring an entire religion, practised by around 1.5 billion people worldwide, by implying it was inherently violent.

As the cartoon became one of the top trending topics on Twitter in France, prominent Socialist MP and former minister Stephane Le Foll called it “extremely dangerous”.

“When you’re a journalist you need to exercise restraint because making these associations can be used by other people,” he said.

Charlie Hebdo editor Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau explained the choice in an editorial, saying that experts and policy-makers were avoiding hard questions out of concern for moderate law-abiding Muslims.

“The debates and questions about the role of religion, and in particular the role of Islam, in these attacks have completely disappeared,” he wrote.

Charlie Hebdo lampoons all religions and religious figures, but its depictions of the Prophet Mohammed — an act considered sinful under Islam — led to outrage, death threats and ultimately violence.

Two gunmen who claimed allegiance to Al-Qaeda killed 12 people in an attack on its offices in January 2015 which left many of its star cartoonists dead….

Riss said in the wake of the violence that the magazine would stop depicting the prophet, leading one top journalist to quit and accuse its new management of going soft on Islamist extremism.

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