Skip to comments.French weekly firebombed after it portrays Mohammad (It's a joke, Achmed. It's called satire.)
Posted on 11/02/2011 2:42:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
PARIS (Reuters) - A firebomb attack gutted the headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday after it put an image of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover.
This week's edition shows a cartoon of Mohammad and a speech bubble with the words: "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter." It has the headline "Charia Hebdo," in a reference to Muslim sharia law, and says Mohammad guest-edited the issue.
Charlie Hebdo's website on Wednesday appeared to have been hacked and briefly showed images of a mosque with the message "no God but Allah," after which the site was blanked.
Many Muslims object to any representation of Allah or Mohammad, or to irreverent treatment of the Koran, and such incidents have inflamed protests in the past, sometimes violent.
Danish cartoons of Mohammad in 2005 sparked unrest in the Muslim world in which at least 50 people were killed. An American pastor's burning of a copy of the Koran led to protests in Afghanistan in April in which several died.
Police said nobody was injured in the fire that broke out at about 1 a.m. (midnight GMT) in the office building that houses Charlie Hebdo. Windows were broken on the ground floor and first floor and fire damage was visible inside. The Paris prosecutor's office told Reuters that two molotov cocktails had been thrown into the magazine's offices.
"The building is still standing. The problem is there's nothing left inside," Stephane Charbonnier, editor of Charlie Hebdo, told Europe 1 radio.
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Be respectful und do not make funz of ze Prophet!
Just a theory but has ‘Modern Day Peace-Loving’ Islam taken up where the Nazis left off? Some did collaborate in the past.. they shared a common goal. no Jews.
Not sure how many made light of the Fuehrer and lived ..
Good Luck, Sarkozy, your move.
French police stand in front of the damaged offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris November 2, 2011. The magazine's offices were set on fire in the early hours of Wednesday, its editor told Europe 1 radio. The attack took place after the magazine published an edition it said was guest-edited by the Prophet Mohammed and was renamed "Charia Hebdo", in a reference to Sharia law, media reported. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
But...but...but...are you sure that reporting this won’t lead to an outbreak of Islamophobia?!?
We get the thousand lashes, because they didn’t die of laughter.
Hey, if it gives us a break from Arab spring and the lynching of Cain.. Bring it on! ;-)
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I couldn't help but notice when I saw this this AM that noe of the US papers published the cartoon. Only RFI, French Radio. Maybe some are picking it up now. Not to suggest a cartoon merits arson, but it's important to see just what it takes to cause mayhem.
Have the police even considered that this could have been due to the Amish or the Buddhists or members of any religion other than the religion of peace?
Maybe we should ALL start putting that bastard childmolesting bandit’s face on all of ouor corrrespondence!