Tuesday, September 18, 2012

French Mag to Publish Cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

Fanning the flames is now the job of a French magazine. I wonder if they were paid in dollars or euros?

ABC reports:

A French satirical magazine is set to publish several cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday, a move that is likely to inflame the Islamic faithful and militants who have already rioted in more than 20 countries over a movie mocking the prophet... 
The magazine “Charlie Hebdo” has confirmed that it will publish the cartoons, but has not revealed what they will depict. French newspaper “Le Monde” reports that some of the cartoons show the prophet in “particularly explicit poses,” without providing any further detail.
L'attaque coordonnée?


  1. Some of those muslims could do with a bit of libertarianism, eh?

  2. I'm glad they are going to publish it; not for the violence that may ensue, but because all religions are a load of crap, and this one shouldn't get a pass on the scrutiny that others already receive simply because its adherents in the ME are bit more prone to violence.

    Having said that, let's not pretend that published cartoons are the primary or sole reason for the violence in the ME of late, either. So while the publishing push here may or may not be a coordinated effort among nefarious governments seeking to incite violence, it is equally plausible that they may be coordinating this publication merely to serve as the fallback story; the big lie on which Big Brother leans to rally the idiot citizens behind it for another war so people don't realize the true reasons for the uprisings, which have little if anything to do with journalistic depictions of the prophet.

  3. WTF is wrong with you, Wenzel? You are brilliant in your economic theory, but are such a pansy when it comes to free speech. Listen, Islam is the antithesis of libertarianism/classical liberalism, yet you cover for it incessantly. Odd, just plain odd. Should our foreign policy be that of Ron Paul's? Of course, but that still doesn't change the fact that Islam is a barbarous relic from the 8th century. Quit treating like them like children and maybe, just maybe, they might decide to join modernity.

    1. What has Wenzel ever said against free speech?

      Why don't you go over to Islamabad and teach them a thing or two, if you think that is what should be done?

      Or go and rant in churches in America where the people think you are the devil?

    2. Re-read Wenzel's words.

      He's not condemning the French Mag. He's speculating the existence of a behind-the-scenes puppet master with an ulterior motive.

    3. Nice straw man, Banacek. I see you give the poor little dears a break, too. They own their actions. It's as simple as that. Just like anybody else. They are not noble savages. They are humans that need to behave like it and own their actions.

  4. Salman Rushdie seems to know something about this kind of phenomenon. He did an interesting interview on the "Today" show. See here.

    Less coverage has been given to UK historian Tom Holland's "Islam, The Untold Story". Channel 4 has dropped this serious, if revisionist, history documentary under pressure from the UK muslims. (See here and here.

    Thanks goodness for bit torrent!

  5. first Kate Middleton THEN the Muhammad situation. wow france. wow