French Newspaper Firebombed After Posting Mohammad Cartoon on Cover

The offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were firebombed last night.

The magazine included a cartoon of Mohammad on its cover with the caption,
“100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”

The offices were gutted in the fire.
AFP reported:

The offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which published a special Arab Spring edition Wednesday with the prophet Mohammed as guest “editor”, were gutted in a petrol bomb attack overnight, police said.

The fire at the magazine started around 01.00 am (0200 GMT) and caused no injuries, a police source said.

Charlie Hebdo published a special edition Wednesday to mark the Arab Spring, renaming the magazine Charia (Sharia) Hebdo for the occasion.

The cover showed a cartoon of the prophet stating: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”

The depiction of the prophet is strictly prohibited in Islam.

A witness at the scene, Patrick Pelloux, told AFP a molotov cocktail was hurled through the window and set fire to the computer system.

“Everything was destroyed,” he said.

The magazine’s publisher, known only as Charb, said he was convinced the fire was linked to the special edition.

“On Twitter, on Facebook, we received several letters of protest, threats, insults,” which had been forwarded to the police, he said.

On Wednesday, the weekly said it would publish a special edition to “celebrate” the Ennahda Islamist party’s election victory in Tunisia and the transitional Libyan executive’s statement that Islamic Sharia law would be the country’s main source of law.

Meanwhile, a play that Jesus covered in crap is also playing in Paris.
No firebombs were reported.

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  • Thuggish cult members, acting like thuggish cult members. How completely predictable.

  • bear

    Looks like the islamo-cretins are simply copying the progressive playbook. Maybe they hired bill ayers and his hag wife to plan their tactics.

    There still isn’t anything “new” in the islamic war against everything good since mohammed’s first dance with pedophilia.

  • Kelly Frain

    And the White House is ordering the military to make all soldiers, marines, sailors culturally sensitive to Islam. This is not being made up; this is happening,

    Because the occupant of the WH is incredibly tolerant of and protective of Islam and Muslims, even to point of making up stories that they are being bullied in America,

    By their fruits you shall know them.

    Muslims are the MOST intolerant people on Earth, a behavior pattern that spans all of Islam’s 1400 history.

  • Formerly known as Skeptic

    Just wondering, is there something about this cover that actually identifies the cartoon character as Mohammad as opposed to some generic Arab figure? I don’t see it from this photo or description. I suppose it may have been stated separately by the paper.

  • valerie

    Muhammad CAN’T be depicted, in Islam, or otherwise. He saw to that himself, by refusing to have his portrait made. He explained that he was a man, and he didn’t want to become an object of worship, so he didn’t want any painting of himself, or statue or drawing to be made, and he stuck to that position all his life.

    There is no image of Mohammad, because he made it so. His followers cannot change his action. What they’ve done with his explanation is perverse.


    the only good mooslum is a dead mooslum…such a peaceful inbred group of A$$HOLES

  • ASCII Mohammed


    | R.O.P.
    | Religion Of Pyrotechnics

  • gracepmc

    Christians returning from services stoned by Muslims in France.

  • Gus

    It’s not as if they showed the PEDOPHILE MuhamMAD having sex with his 6 year old bride or anything. Old Mo waited until his wife was 9 before having sex with her.

    Islam is really cool.

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  • No Man

    R.O.P Religion of Paroxysm (that’s violent emotion, #OWS moochers).

  • Alana

    How can they tell it’s Mohammad? It looks just like all of them.

  • Nelle

    I can’t see any danger that anyone would see that cartoon and want to worship Mohammed. But then if they were concerned with subtleties, they wouldn’t be extremists.

  • Radioflyer

    Maybe Christians ( to get the respect afforded Islam in the MSM) should take up beheading at every slightest offense… It works for Islam.

  • Radioflyer

    French Newspaper firebombs nearest mosque in retaliation of previous firebombing. Fire department sent on a wild goose chase to other side of town. One could only hope.

  • Before we start pitying European countries like France we may need to look at our own neighborhoods……………In 1970 there was estimated one-hundred-thousands in the USA……………….Today a mere 34 years later the number is approximately 7-10 million………..not counting the ones we have no idea about………….Muslims go is to invade civilized countries using benign guise of immigration …………Countries are considered a battle-field {dAR-UI-HARB} until they convert to Islam…………..

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  • Molon Labe

    Sounds like the TSA.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    “The depiction of the prophet is strictly prohibited in Islam.”
    = = = = = = =

    Oh, not “STRICTLY”-strictly; there are a lot of them out there (but they tend not to be from the last 200 or so years).

    for many Arab & Islamic representations of Mohammed

    However, I’m CERTAIN that the FUNdamentalists don’t want any FUN made of their Baby-Loving, Crazy-Dude prophet. After all if we start laughing at HIM we might start laughing at THEM. “Woo-hoo, lookit that camel-humper with a bomb in his turban!” Or “Didja read about the latest mosque work accident? Blew a hole right through the wall, now they’re calling their imam Lefty!”

  • Ron

    If they start doing this in the states its time for violent retaliation. The West needs to say enough. If muslims want a Holy War its time to give them one.

  • Ron

    Its time to go to war with islam. Its time to start shooting them.