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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Charlie caves, terrorists win. Not here.

Charlie Hebdo editor Laurent Sourisseau, in an interview with Germany's Stern magazine, said that the French satirical weekly will no longer be publishing images of Mohammed, Islam's primary prophet. Charlie, as you may recall, was attacked by Islamist terrorists in January. Twelve of Charlie's staffers were killed, including the editor and cartoonist primarily responsible for drawing and publishing the cartoons of Mohammed. Well, the Islamists won't have to make a return visit:
During an interview with the Hamburg-based news magazine "Stern," editor of the French weekly "Charlie Hebdo" said he would no longer draw comics of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
"We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want. It is a bit strange though: we are expected to exercise a freedom of expression that no one dares to," Sourisseau told "Stern."
I get it. They see no point in inviting another attack. Sourisseau argues that Charlie made its point. Well, the terrorists made theirs, too. Charlie quit publishing images of Mohammed, and you can bet after that January attack no other media outlet will have the nuts to publish them. Charlies made its statement -- "We can publish images of Mohammed" -- and the Islamists made their statement -- "No, you can't." And the rest of the media made their statement -- "OK, we won't." Now, Charlie agrees.

Well, fuck the media:

Fuck the Islamists:


Sorry, Charlie, fuck you too:


Fuck the Obama monarchy for refusing to acknowledge that Islamist terrorists really are our enemies:


And fuck everybody who said they stand with Charlie, but did nothing to show that support. At least I published the damn cartoons:


Great. Well, don't kick in the door, jihadis. I rarely lock it. Just come on in and meet your virgins. By the way, if images of their prophet are blasphemous and forbidden, I wonder how they feel about this:


Actually, I don't care how they feel about it. I saw Warren Zevon on the same tour in 1980 when this was recorded. It remains the best concert I ever saw.

Well, I guess I should acknowledge the Danish newspaper that published Mohammed cartoons back in 2006. The cartoonist is still in hiding. Well, fuck you, jihadis:


Not my prophet, bitches. Live with it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back when I was a cop, I would always volunteer to stand guard at events where the Danish cartoonists or editors of the paper Jyllandsposten would attend. Guard duty is normally the most boring thing you can do as a policeman - but man, it felt good standing between the terrorists and Free Speech.

A bit disappointing to see Charlie Hebdo wussing out. They'll be a terrorist target forever, so why give the terrorists what they want?

/RAF from Denmark.