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Muslims. Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.

September 20, 2012

A French satirical magazine published nude cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed today, a move that could further inflame tensions after violent protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film.

The cover of Charlie Hebdo shows a Muslim in a wheelchair being pushed by an Orthodox Jew under the title “Intouchables 2″, referring to an award-winning French film about a poor black man who helps an aristocratic quadriplegic.

Another cartoon on the back page of the weekly magazine show a naked turbaned Mohammed exposing his posterior to a film director, a scene inspired by a 1963 film starring French film star Brigitte Bardot.

Charlie Hebdo’s website crashed on Wednesday after being bombarded with comments that ranged from hate mail to approbation. The magazine is no stranger to controversy over issues relating to Islam.

Last year it published an edition “guest-edited” by the Prophet Mohammed that it called Sharia Hebdo. The magazine’s offices in Paris were subsequently fire-bombed.

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said anyone offended by cartoons could take the matter to the courts after expressing his “disapproval of all excesses”.

But he emphasised France’s tradition of free speech. “We are in a country where freedom of expression is guaranteed, including the freedom to caricature,” he said on RTL radio.

“If people really feel offended in their beliefs and think there has been an infringement of the law — and we are in a state where laws must be totally respected — they can go to court,” Ayrault said.

He also said a request to hold a demonstration in Paris against the controversial US-made anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” which has sparked furious protests across the Muslim world would be refused.

Charlie Hebdo’s latest move was greeted with immediate calls from political and religious leaders for the media to act responsibly and avoid inflaming the current situation.

The magazine’s editor, originally a cartoonist who uses the name Charb, denied he was being deliberately provocative at a delicate time.

“The freedom of the press, is that a provocation?” he said. “I’m not asking strict Muslims to read Charlie Hebdo, just like I wouldn’t go to a mosque to listen to speeches that go against everything I believe.” Dalil Boubakeur, the senior cleric at Paris’s biggest mosque, appealed for France’s four million Muslims to remain calm.

“It is with astonishment, sadness and concern that I have learned that this publication is risking increasing the current outrage across the Muslim world,” he said.

“I would appeal to them not to pour oil on the fire.” France’s Muslim Council, the community’s main representative body, also appealed for calm in the face of “this new act of Islamaphobia”.

France has stepped up security at embassies in countries where there could be a hostile reaction to a magazine’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday.

“I have obviously issued instructions so that special security measures are taken in all the countries where this could pose a problem,” Fabius said.

The minister admitted that he was “concerned” by the potential for a backlash to satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s printing of a series of cartoons featuring the Prophet against a background of violent protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islam film.

The crudely-made US film is the main target of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons but they are open to easy misinterpretation and it seemed inevitable that the finer points of the magazine’s satire would be lost in translation as the images circulate around the world.

The weekly carries a total of four cartoons which include images definitely intended to represent Mohammed, as opposed to any other Muslim. In two of them, the Prophet is shown naked.

 
Source: vinienco.com

 

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59 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 20, 2012 12:18 pm

    Here’s a HUGE tip – this could become contentious.

    Though I’ve not found the French to be particularly humorous, their comedy tends towards slapstick.

  2. September 20, 2012 1:40 pm

    “this could become contentious”

    I’m not concerned. To be frank, we’re well overdue for a bit of race related biffo. And the towel heads have been too quiet for far too long since Cronulla..

    Although to be fair, the Daily Trash switchboard has been inundated with angry callers calling us all sorts of nasty stuff. We’ve had to put on an extra deployment of security officers outside our Collins Street offices as a precautionary measure.

  3. JAWS permalink
    September 20, 2012 1:59 pm

    The whole thing could blow up again this afternoon. Apparently there is an anti-Israeli protest outside a Max Brenner Coffee Shop in Parramatta (30kms west of Sydney CBD) this afternoon.

    Apparently the Continually Outraged Islamists and their Green allies are going to shut the joint down as there is some vague connection between the Max Brenner Group and the Israeli Army. The Police have issued warning to stay away from the area.

    There is also some talk of bringing the much vaunted $400,000 water cannon (bought for APEC beck in 2007 and mounted on an armoured vehicle) into play on the weekend if the trouble continues.

    However a number of phone ins on the radio would rather not spray the protesters with high pressure water. They prefer the Police spray them with some high speed lead.

  4. el gordo permalink
    September 20, 2012 2:35 pm

    Cap spray is best.

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 2:47 pm

    Although to be fair, the Daily Trash switchboard

    How did they find the fkn Brisbane sub-branch!

    Bloody ASIO are useless … do they ever leave Canberra …

    BTW, isn’t “French humour” an oxymoron?

    Not sure I like the new FONT SIZE

  6. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 2:53 pm

    And where is the TDT Brisbane sub-branch security … “not in the budget” the Blogmasta, says, like just another fkn Robber Baron, Noddy Newman think alike!

    “Fk the troops he says thier their thy’re there they’re they are only towel heads anyway!” 🙄

    And I never did get paid for my special report from Tangalooma … all I got was bloody bill!

  7. September 20, 2012 3:04 pm

    What new font size? or do you just need (stronger) bifocals…..?

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    Is it just my PC? This thread has font at about 22pt

    The others are all normal (if you can say that on a show like this) … 🙂

  9. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:29 pm

    Yep, just double checked … the sidebar is a mix of font sizes …

  10. September 20, 2012 3:29 pm

    This is utterly pathetic. Free speech is a good thing in most cases. But here it is just an excuse to provoke and humiliate a marginalised and oppressed group. Gratuitous hatred can destroy a society, whereas basic standards of decency allow us to live in a society rather than drown in a cesspit. It’s like the difference between the Café and this place.

  11. el gordo permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:31 pm

    ‘Gratuitous hatred’ of the monk down at the kaf is different, him being just a white christian guy.

  12. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:31 pm

    … or do you just need (stronger) bifocals…..?

    Well spotted, sunshine! I’ve just ordered two new pairs … it would cost me more to replace the lenses in my present glasses than to buy new glasses … total cost for two pair around $650! with a $255 insurance rebate!

    Probably cost $100 to make.

  13. September 20, 2012 3:31 pm

    How about now TB?

  14. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:32 pm

    Thank you, sreb … that’s fine … do I get an apology now or later?

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:34 pm

    But here it is just an excuse to provoke and humiliate a marginalised and oppressed group.

    I don’t feel marginalised and oppressed at all … even if the Muslims keep threatening to decapitate me … 🙄

  16. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 3:34 pm

    (oh, FFS! sarc alert!)

  17. September 20, 2012 3:40 pm

    Teh muslims have launched a jihad on KFC!

    (Can’t say I blame them, but I would’ve probably targeted Pizza Hut first)

    What have they got against the Colonel’s secret recipe…?

    “In Lebanon, gunmen opened fire on a KFC fast-food restaurant, just days after another outlet of the US chain was torched and a demonstrator killed in a protest over the film.”

    http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=797026&vId=3541100

  18. September 20, 2012 3:42 pm

    El Gordo, drawing attention to Abbott’s many obvious shortcomings is perfectly legitimate. He wants to lead the country. His past conduct should be examined as it is completely consistent with the bullyingly violent and sexist way he conducts himself today. He has been entirely unsuited for public office since Public Executioners became redundant with the abolition of capital punishment.

  19. September 20, 2012 3:42 pm

    “do I get an apology now or later?”

    I’ll send a written one, together with a cheque for your Interstate “correspondence” and associated expenses…

  20. el gordo permalink
    September 20, 2012 4:08 pm

    ‘…it is completely consistent with the bullyingly violent and sexist way he conducts himself’

    Well, that’s fine then.

  21. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 20, 2012 4:24 pm

    Free speech is one of those ‘use it or lose it’ rights. The time to use it is immediately some savage denies that you have such a right and threatens to kill you if you exercise it. Instead of calling for laws to ban criticism of religion the UN should sponsor an annual “World Mock Mohammad Day”. Religions need to be mocked just to let the adherents understand that their private beliefs are nothing more than that and are certainly not a basis for constraining the behaviour of other people.

  22. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 5:17 pm

    I’ll send a written one, together with a cheque for your Interstate “correspondence” and associated expenses…

    Why that’s very … hang on I’ve just got to get rid of this fkn pig! It’s been flying around the house all fkn day!

    There .. erm … their … oh, fk it! OK, where were we? Oh many thanks, sreb, will I get before Christmas, do you think? 🙂

  23. TB Queensland permalink
    September 20, 2012 5:22 pm

    … and are certainly not a basis for constraining the behaviour of other people.

    Nor, threatening to cutting off their heads, hands, feet … plucking out their eyes, hanging them, or, stoning to death …

    I mean we expect that form bikies, not godfaring family folk … 🙄

  24. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 20, 2012 7:15 pm

    Exhibit A – ”It’s like the difference between the Café and this place.”

    Evidence that Minipiglo has a sense of humour.

  25. September 20, 2012 7:16 pm

    “Religions need to be mocked just to let the adherents understand that their private beliefs are nothing more than that and are certainly not a basis for constraining the behaviour of other people.”

    Strongly agree!

    Same goes for all things, not just religion, obviously.

  26. Just spreadin' the news permalink
    September 20, 2012 7:34 pm

    I’m thinking of linking this post at Muslim Village. God knows reb’s twitter feed didn’t attract any interesting contributions.

  27. September 20, 2012 7:39 pm

    Are you fixin’ to get us all beheaded?! 😯

  28. Green light permalink
    September 20, 2012 7:58 pm

    I’m just waiting for a sign from above*.

    *(From the Rebitology penthouse chapel VIP room.)

  29. TORY BACARDI (2 bucks an hour is inflationary) permalink
    September 20, 2012 8:25 pm

    “I’m thinking of linking this post at Muslim Village. God knows reb’s twitter feed didn’t attract any interesting contributions.”

    That’s a great idea .

    Let’s start a rumor that Mohammed is actually preserved at Area 51 then compare Islam to Scientology and see who else drops by.

    Does anyone know the infidel reb’s address or even suburb. I’m sure that we could get a house to house series of home invasions in Melbourne going.

  30. September 20, 2012 8:40 pm

    Somewhere near South Yarra.

  31. el gordo permalink
    September 20, 2012 8:47 pm

    Its Thursday night and the editor is out with his crowd, unaware of the drama about to befall us.

  32. Undisclosed location permalink
    September 20, 2012 8:50 pm

    Let ’em come and take on the gangs of South Yarra. Hah! Don’t make me laugh.

  33. Last drinks permalink
    September 20, 2012 8:58 pm

    I’m enjoying a Coopers Vintage Ale as I await the inevitable midnight knock from a scimitar bearing camel jockey.

  34. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 20, 2012 9:09 pm

    Rebitology is a marvellous money making cult spiritual experience.

    It’s more scientific than scientology, with cleaner beheading that any of the options.

  35. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 20, 2012 9:10 pm

    “than”

    (their/there/they’re going to correct me)

  36. September 20, 2012 9:17 pm

    I get stuck into a box of Coopers Vintage Ale whenever they get it in stock here; every other month usually.

    It is VERY EFFECTIVE ! 😯

    Sparkling Ale has a bit of boot to it also, but not as much.

    Pale Ale is probably the most pleasing to drink, but not as effective . 😉

  37. September 20, 2012 9:19 pm

    “Rebitology is a marvellous spiritual experience.”

    Indeed it is Tom indeed it is….!

    And, in “keeping up with the times,” mobile users can now download the Certified Rebitology App or CRAPP for short.

    Featuring fabulous new online features including ‘instant absolution” (mobile fees and charges may apply) and “virtual communion.”

    Convert to Rebitology today and we’ll throw in an ipad!

  38. Better than Coopers Vintage Ale permalink
    September 20, 2012 9:40 pm

    **WARNING. Wine snobs should skip this comment.**

    If you’re seriously into strong beers, can find a small amount of spare time to indulge an extra “hobby”, and have space to store some bottles, this is for you!

    Get yourself one of these, make this recipe, and enjoy.

    If you can make a cup of coffee, you can do this. Seriously.

  39. TORY BACARDI (2 bucks an hour is inflationary) permalink
    September 20, 2012 10:49 pm

    Let’s see if we can get reb’s infidel opinions to show up on Google searches……

    Key Words

    Infidel, beheadings, mohammed , USA pigs, Australian pigs, south yarra , blessed one, 71 virgins, stoning techniques, bomb making, how to grow long beards, tabouli recipes, Leb bread, falafel, ayatollah, lakemba real estate agents, effigy for sale, skull caps

    That should do it

    Any others ?

  40. TORY BACARDI (2 bucks an hour is inflationary) permalink
    September 20, 2012 11:02 pm

    Let me add ,the most blessed Allah willing, the most blessed quote of all…..

    “Lots of chilli sauce…….no onion thanks”

  41. James of North Melbourne permalink
    September 20, 2012 11:28 pm

    The profit buggers male goatz.

  42. September 21, 2012 7:50 am

    “Let’s see if we can get reb’s infidel opinions to show up on Google searches……”

    Excellent idea!

  43. Mo pho permalink
    September 21, 2012 7:28 pm

    I’m googling “tabouleh recipes” and ending up in here shit whole. Fuck you and provoke keywords, infidel.

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    September 21, 2012 8:13 pm

    yasus … have you looked at the “visitors” to this place! Scary shit!

  45. September 21, 2012 8:28 pm

    Unholy crap!

    Has that gone up by about 30,000 hits this week?!

    Provocation pays, apparently! (even though noone’s getting paid)

  46. September 21, 2012 8:33 pm

    Ha! According to Clustermaps, more people than anywhere else who click to here are from the US! If that don’t beat all!

    Also, some recent views (as of 7:02) have been from Islamabad! Time to go hide in the cellar, pantswetterz! 😯

  47. Cash for coment permalink
    September 21, 2012 8:36 pm

    “even though noone’s getting paid”

    Speak for yourself. My Big Oil cheques keep me in beer.

    (If the hits have gone up, where are the extra comments? Maybe the visitors are just taking names and numbers. Waiting. 😉 )

  48. el gordo permalink
    September 21, 2012 8:52 pm

    I think its extraordinary that 30,000 visitors would come here and not say sumthin’.

    I’m callin’ for an audit on those numbers.

  49. Hit parade permalink
    September 21, 2012 9:00 pm

    A lot of the new hits will be search engine (ro)bots, which is a good thing, apparently. They respond to new and interesting content.

    http://answers.oreilly.com/topic/3366-robots/

  50. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    September 21, 2012 9:17 pm

    Many shy people visit here, it of the attraction of wit and intelligent debate. Some simply can’t keep up, so they just wistfully peer in.

  51. el gordo permalink
    September 21, 2012 9:40 pm

    That was interesting reading Tony, learn something new every day.

  52. Sparta of Phoenix, AZ USA permalink
    September 22, 2012 11:10 pm

    Amen Reb!

    http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/sep/22/libya-protest-sends-militia-group-fleeing/

    Never seen this before…Perhaps the “moderates” are waking up?

  53. el gordo permalink
    September 22, 2012 11:35 pm

    Thank god for the moderates.

  54. TB Queensland permalink
    September 23, 2012 9:34 am

    Perhaps the “moderates” are waking up?

    That is a massive event! Hopefully drop that will become a tsunami in the Muslim world … and cleanse the bitterness of the radicals …

  55. el gordo permalink
    September 23, 2012 12:26 pm

    ‘Should we curb Muslim immigration until there is better assimilation?’

    Andrew Bolt

  56. Sparta of Phoenix, AZ USA permalink
    September 25, 2012 11:25 am

    ‘Should we curb Muslim immigration until there is better assimilation?’

    Unfortunately, I would say yes….Or perhaps be very selective…Women and young children only….

  57. el gordo permalink
    September 26, 2012 6:39 am

    Women (no burka) and children sounds better, but for christ’s sake leave free speech alone.

    ‘Prompted by the anti-Muslim video produced in the US that has stirred riots around the world, delegations from Muslim nations have arrived at the UN prepared to demand international curbs on speech or media that they believe defames their religion or the prophet Muhammad.

    ‘Western leaders say they will not give ground on free speech…’

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/blasphemy-campaign-threatens-to-derail-un-20120925-26jh5.html#ixzz27W2tsj6x

  58. Splatterbottom permalink
    September 26, 2012 9:10 am

    ‘Should we curb Muslim immigration until there is better assimilation?’

    At the moment we are prioritising it. We should instead prioritise the most needy refugees. That would include muslim apostates and blasphemers and religious minorities who live in muslim countries, particularly those countries currently enjoying the blossoming of the Arab Spring i.e. those that are being taken over by hard line Islamists.

    “delegations from Muslim nations have arrived at the UN prepared to demand international curbs on speech”

    So savages with demented religious beliefs think they ought to be able tell the rest of the world what they can talk about! Notwithstanding that muslim countries as a group are among the most backward in the world.

    What history teaches us that progress is not linear or in one direction. There are always barbarians lurking at the fringe of civilisation waiting to bring on a new dark age. And from time to time they do.

    The West does not have the will to take on the leftist-islamofascist alliance and increasingly, it does not have the ability to do so as defence budgets are slashed. Western Europeans do not even have the confidence to reproduce. They will soon be supplanted by a more vigorous culture which at least has sense enough to breed.

  59. MadamTechy.IT permalink
    January 8, 2015 6:26 pm

    guess they couldn’t take a joke .. RIP 12 .. 1/7/15

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