French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s publisher and cartoonist, Stephane Charbonnier,  presents the latest issue which features on the front cover a satirical drawing titled ‘Intouchables 2′, on September 19, 2012. (FRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages)
French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s publisher and cartoonist, Stephane Charbonnier, presents the latest issue which features on the front cover a satirical drawing titled ‘Intouchables 2′, on September 19, 2012.
(FRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages)

French Magazine Provokes Islam

September 22, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
America might be keeling over apologetically before Islam. But the French aren’t.
 

It’s hard to know what exactly Charlie Hebdo, the popular French satire magazine, was thinking. On the front cover of Wednesday’s issue, the magazine depicted an ultra-orthodox Jew pushing the prophet Mohammed in a wheelchair, with the heading “do not mock.” Inside the issue were other inflammatory cartoons, including several of Mohammed naked.

Some consider this a brave expression of free speech. Others say it was a careless act of stupidity and insensitivity.

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