French Mag Charlie Hebdo Releases New Mohammad Cartoon Book

Last year French magazine Charlie Hebdo included a cartoon of Mohammad on its cover.

The caption reads: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”
Within a week the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were firebombed.

This week Charlie Hebdo published what it’s website calls a “halal” comic book on the life of Islamic prophet Mohammad.

On the cover of the book Mohammad walks with his camel. (Business Insider)

The AFP reported:

A French magazine, which sparked international protests and saw its offices firebombed after it printed cartoons mocking Mohammed, on Wednesday published a “halal” cartoon biography of Islam’s founder.

The editor of Charlie Hebdo weekly insists that “The Life of Mohammed”, whose cover shows a goofy-looking prophet leading a camel through the desert, is an educational work prepared by a Franco-Tunisian sociologist.

“It is a biography authorised by Islam since it was edited by Muslims,” said Stephane Charbonnier, who was also the illustrator of the book which comes complete with academic footnotes.

“I don’t think higher Muslim minds could find anything inappropriate,” said Charbonnier, whose magazine has repeatedly enraged some Muslims with satirical depictions of the prophet, including showing him naked.

He said the idea for the comic book came to him in 2006 when a newspaper in Denmark published cartoons of Mohammed, later republished by Charlie Hebdo, that sparked angry protests across the Muslim world.

“Before having a laugh about a character, it’s better to know him. As much as we know about the life of Jesus, we know nothing about Mohammed,” he told AFP last week.

He said the book was “perfectly halal”, a joking reference to meat that is deemed fit for Muslims to consume.

Despite Charbonnier’s insistence that the book is well-intentioned and inoffensive, the depiction of the prophet in any visual form is deemed sacrilegious by many Muslims.

Also likely to cause offence are the drawings of naked men wearing turbans on its first page and later depictions of naked female breasts and exposed female genitalia.

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  • BigRed

    What could go wrong? I’m sure these people will understand.

  • Adi

    Of course gang-raping an US ambassador in open street or brainwashing 6 y.o. boys into suicide bombers is perfectly “halal”.

  • Gloria Gilson

    “I don’t think higher Muslim minds could find anything inappropriate,” said Charbonnier.

    Nothing inappropriate in a comic book about Big Mo? Are you kidding? Riot countdown control is now in pre-set mode,

  • donh

    Its coming…another round of ANGRY Islamic mobs massing outside our embassy gates…bounty already being offered for the head of our Yemen Ambassador….now another ” OFFENSIVE and DISGUSTING “cartoon hits the media the same day.

    ” The future does not belong to people who insult Mohammed ” and this will ramp up a reading of the Muslim street riot act as a show of force for the New Verld disOder.

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  • Patty

    So, not a video but a harmless cartoon. Now, let’s see what Rice, Obama and Hillary have to say.

    OR THE ALMIGHTY POWERFUL WAZ…UN

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Gotta hand it to these guys, they got guts. That’s more than can be said for a certain particular political party here in the U.S…

  • bigkahuna

    On the cover…leading his camel to water…before humping it !

  • Patty

    OT

    Arabs Brutally Attack US Yeshiva Student in Italy
    A gang of Arabs brutally attacked an American yeshiva student visiting with his family in Venice, Italy. Jewish community: This is rare.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163803#.UOUKo3ecnzp

  • Patty

    OT

    Put this is slightly on the same topic.

    Boy, 6, suspended over finger gun

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 2 (UPI) — A Maryland 6-year-old was suspended from school for forming the shape of a gun with his hands and saying “pow,” a lawyer for his family said.

    Robin Ficker said a boy, a student at Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School in Silver Spring, was given a one-day suspension from school with a conference planned for when students returned from winter break for the pretend shooting a week after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., The (Springfield, Va.) Washington Examiner reported Wednesday.

    “What they’re doing is looking at the worst possible interpretation of a young, naive 6-year-old,” Ficker said. “This is a little child who can’t form the intent to do anything like that.”

    Assistant Principal Renee Garraway sent a letter to the boy’s parents saying the child had been warned.

    “Your son … was involved in a serious incident,” Garraway wrote. “(He) threatened to shoot a student. He was spoken to earlier today about a similar incident.”

    Ficker said the school has not told the parents what the “similar incident” entailed.

    “It just shows the overreaction,” the lawyer said.

    He said the school should have discussed the issue with the parents before handing down the suspension.

    “They could have called the mother in. They didn’t do that. They just said, ‘You’re suspended,'” he said. “Five years from now, when someone in to Montgomery County looks at his permanent record, they’re going to see that he threatened to shoot another student.”

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/01/02/Boy-6-suspended-over-finger-gun/UPI-74991357162704/#ixzz2Gssg45DN

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  • bigkahuna

    How long till the religion of pieces gets thier turbines in a bunch ? Oh wait thats all the time.. The religion of the perpetually offended and perverted

  • Joanne

    Mohammed is above reproach. The truth is muslims know Mohammed was as rotten as they come, but they don’t want us talking about it because it means they must all be a bunch of coconuts following a man who raped and slaughtered whomever. Of course, muslims justify Mohammed’s actions because he raped and killed non-muslims and that is A-okay with them. Must be crazy to think that killing non-muslims and muslims you don’t like is a right sanctified because some dweeb said it was okay. Gee a brainwashed mind really wouldn’t know a fact it didn’t like.

  • Mad Hatter

    Let the riots start in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  • American Patriot

    Since no one has ever been allowed to draw mo-ham-hed, I didn’t think we knew what he looked like. I guess in the muslim world though, if someone draws a cartoonish image with a turban on its head and calls it mo-ham-hed, then that’s a reason for death and violence.

    What if an artist drew the same image and put a star-spangled top hat on its head instead, is that supposed to offend me, and cause me to kill? Bunch of filthy, illiterate savages.

  • bobdog

    ….and the punishment for depicting the Prophet in any form, as usual, is, of course, death.

    What did you expect? Two Our Fathers and a Hail Mary?

  • JDubya

    Wow.
    And to think we called the French pussies…

    Viva La Cartoon!

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  • Navy Seal

    Hey there Big Girl, how are ya? Me just fine, still me & nothing’s gonna change that!!! Talk to ya later bg……

  • YourMaster

    the next comic will show a cover of 0bama and allah humping camels and goats together then 69ing each other and having a gay orgy with the whole democrat party.

    ..when it’s made the ones who created it should send a copy to the WH for… the low price of 16 trillion dollars.

  • Joscefi

    Vive la Resistance!

  • Youu

    Guys, I Have Different Opinion By Numbers:

    1)In The History Of The World Who Has Killed Maximum Innocent Human Beings????? “Hitler” Do You Know Who Was He????? He Was A Christian…????? But Media Will Never Say That Christians Are Terrorist….!!.

    2)Joseph Stalin Called As Uncle Joe “He Has Killed 20 Million Human Beings Including 14.5 Million Were Starved To Death”….!!!.
    Was He Muslim…??

    3) Mao Tse Tsung (China) “He Has Killed 14 To 20 Million Human Beings.”….!.
    Was He Muslim….??

    4) Benito Mussolini (Italy)
    “He Has Killed 400 Thousand Human Being…..!.
    Was He Muslim??

    5) Ashoka “In Kalinga Battle He Has Killed 100Thousand Human Being….!!.
    Was He Muslim…??

    6) Embargo Put By George Bush In Iraq 1/2 Million Children Has Been Killed In Iraq Alone….!!!.

    Imagine This People Are Never Called Terrorist By The Media…..!.

    Why…?? Today The Majority Of The Non Muslims Are Afraid By Hearing The Words “Jihad” Jihad Is An Arabic Word Which Comes From Root Arabic Word “Jahad ” Which Means ” To Strive ” Or ” To Struggle ” “To Strive Or Struggle” Against Evil And For Justice, It Does Not Mean Killing Innocents ,The Difference is We Stand Against Evil , Not With Evil”….!!!.

  • Edward

    ISLAM: SAVAGE BARBARIC SATANIC CULT
    STARTED BY A MENTALLY-DERANGED ORPHAN GANGSTER

    Thanks to this publisher for his courage. We need to awaken these Muslim savages. For eg:

    The websites below (with some Muslim contributors) quote the exact chapters and verses in the Koran which repeatedly tells its followers to loot, terrorize and kill people of other religions for no reason except their religion, and convert infidels by the sword. They also tell you the shocking truth about the robberies, violent, gangster life, pedophilia and mental problems of Islam’s founder (that led Aloys Sprenger, a noted historian to conclude that he was “psychopath”, which, orphans can become) as described IN THEIR OWN “RELIGIOUS” TEXTS:

    http://www.prophetofdoom.net/

    http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate/index.html

    FABRICATING THE KORAN AND PALMING IT OFF AS ‘ALLAH’S WORDS’

    Muslims are brainwashed into suicidal violence by the booze-and-porn heaven promised in the Koran as a reward for killing infidels which they are conned into believing is the “word of Allah”. However many reputed Islamic scholars discovered that Koran, a disorganized text replete with grammatical errors, childish inconsistencies and obvious falsehoods was actually fabricated 200-300 years after Mohammad’s death by “multiple hands”, and is pulp fiction and obviously not the word of God:

    http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/denis_giron/multiple.html

    For more details on Koran’s authorship, including names of the various writers and poets involved in writing the Koran, see:

    http://www.islam-watch.org/AbulKasem/WhoAuthoredQuran/who_authored_the_quran.htm

    These authors of the Koran copied and plagiarized ideas (such as monotheism, circumcision, hatred of idol-worship, prophets, day of judgment) and many other myths, customs (black robes for Rabbi/Mullah, beards, headdress), legends and fables from Jewish mythology (e.g. Torah), and from the Christian Bible which were the prevalent religions of the region, and then claimed a heavenly source (“revelation”) to cover up their plagiarism. Books by authors such as Gieger (“Judaism and Islam”), Tisdall (“Original Source of Koran”), Goldsack (“Origins of the Koran”) and by Charles Cutler Torrey (“The Jewish Foundation of Islam”) are available online and show the exact verses which are copied from their Jewish/Christian sources.

    A noted Islamic scholar, who compared the modern Koran to the older versions, found many inconsistencies between versions. For e.g., the 72 alleged virgins (hoori) promised to terrorists in heaven is a mistranslation of 72 raisins (hoor) from older versions, due to misplaced diatrical marks on these similar sounding words, as reported in the New York Times. See:

    http://www.rim.org/muslim/qurancrit.htm

    These sites are a must-read to understand the deep, religious roots of Islamic terrorism which spans over a thousand years, and which has been spread through sheer terror and force and which led to slaughter of over a billion innocents in the Middle east, Africa, Sind, Kashmir, India, Chechnya, Indonesia, WTC, Philippines, etc., many 1000 times more than Mao, Pol-Pot, Stalin or any other tyrant ever in history. The Mullahs have been covering up the lies, forgeries and plagiarism from Jewish sources in the Koran and the shocking life and crimes of Islam’s founder. Giving visas or selling weapons or doing any business with these savages is like digging your own grave. The world must unite and eradicate this savage medieval satanic barbaric cult by educating Muslims (most of whose ancestors were forcibly converted into this criminal cult) for mankind to finally live in peace and harmony.

    Many terrorists rely on Mullahs claims, but if they actually read the Koran and used their brain and found out the world’s biggest hoax, they would think twice about their suicide missions.

  • Youu

    Edward,
    These websites are part of the corrupted media that available to non-Muslim people. If you honestly need sources, look for the the real sources that Muslims use and then judge.

    Just to help you out to find the truth about this religion,

    http://islamstory.com/en

    http://en.islamway.net/

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    #23youu…hitler was an atheist as was stalin and mao

    in your list of genocides you left out;
    the armenian
    the assyrians
    the thracians(greeks)
    the kurds
    the serbs
    and several others committedby muslims.

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  • Youu

    #26 Tommy… If this is the case, so you agree that people who committed these crimes has different believes. People should think about them as criminals regardless their believe or even their religion. When the media call some of them terrorists and disregard the others, it will be double standard which is not fair.
    The examples that I mentioned are for the most worst wars people got killed regardless who committed these crimes.
    My last comment, if you checked http://www.nobeliefs.com/hitler.htm you will find that Hitler raised as a Catholic and he went to a monastery school.

    As evidence to his claimed Christianity, he said:

    “My feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God’s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was His fight for the world against the Jewish poison. To-day, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed His blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice… And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people.

    -Adolf Hitler, in a speech on 12 April 1922

  • Adi

    The only good thing about Islam is mahommedans slaughtering each other.

  • Enriquo Suave

    Alah = Satan

  • kamela

    for all who does not know Mohamed read carefully about his characters before speaking about him http://www.pbuh.us/prophetMuhammad.php?f=Ch_HisCharacters

  • kamela

    his manner was an example for all people before known as prophet they used to call him the honest and the truth teller
    http://www.pbuh.us/prophetMuhammad.php?f=PH_SocialConditions