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Will Latest “Muhammad” Firebombing Cause More Self-Censorship?
Ayaan Hirsi Ali – November 7, 2011
The Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo were firebombed Wednesday, the same day the magazine released an issue caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad on its cover. The new issue, which previewed online on Monday, names the Prophet as its “guest editor” in a mock tribute to the Islamist Ennahda Party’s victory in the Tunisian elections and the inclusion of Sharia law in Libya’s new constitution. The cover drawing depicts Muhammad promising “100 lashes if you don’t die from laughter.”
Although no group has claimed responsibility, there are strong indications that the firebombing was the work of Islamic extremists. The magazine’s website was hacked Tuesday night, with the welcome page replaced by an image of Mecca and the words: “No god but Allah.”
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Dhimmitude and Cowardice At Time Magazine
By Bruce Bawer – November 7, 2011
November 2 marked the seventh anniversary of Theo van Gogh’s murder by a pious young Muslim on an Amsterdam street. One of the memorable aspects of that history-making slaughter was the largely despicable way in which the media in the Netherlands and around the world covered it. Many of the accounts of van Gogh’s butchering, which was motivated by his short film, Submission, about the plight of women under Islam, hinted — or even stated directly — that van Gogh had been asking for it. He had gone too far. He had insulted Islam and offended Muslims. What, after all, asked one editorial after another, had he expected when he made Submission? He should have known what he was getting into. Freedom of expression was one thing, but giving needless offense to a billion and a half members of a religion? That was just plain over the line. Not sensible. Not prudent. Yes, van Gogh was — in his own country, at least — a famous contrarian, an iconoclast, accustomed to going after sacred cows across the political and cultural spectrum with all the gusto and irreverence he could muster. But to make a film that he had to know would outrage devout Muslims and put him in danger of being killed? Well, that was just stupid. Almost parenthetically, many of the editorialists acknowledged that there was no excuse for the murder. But their hearts weren’t in this rote qualification. They were out to condemn not the murderer, but the victim, who, in their eyes, has brought it all on himself.
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