Thursday, January 03, 2013

Is This Blasphemy?

Charlie Hebdo: Mohammed comic #2

We’ll soon find out.

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has done it again: it has published cartoon images of the prophet Mohammed.

This time there are no jokes, unless you count those silly faces on the people and the camels as jokes. Mohammed is treated soberly, and with great respect. No lewdness. No fart jokes. No genitalia.

And no slander! Just the facts, ma’am.

Whether the Mohammed comic book will earn a fatwa remains to be seen. For those who are interested, the comic may be purchased at the online shop for Charlie Hebdo.

Many thanks to Hermes for translating the description on that page:

Quick Overview

Life of Mohammed — Part one: The early days of a prophet

Charlie Hebdo: Mohammed comic #1Who has a view of Mohammed? Everybody. He is the prophet of Muslims, of course, but for others he is a historical figure or a legend. One can make a cartoon about Muhammad as one can about Jesus or Napoleon or Zorro.

When Muhammad is depicted in cartoons at Charlie (Hebdo), we caricature mainly the vision which extremists have of him, or we take on Muhammad in order to contrast him with Muslim radicals. In any case, it is the vision of religious fanatics which determines the way we see Muhammad. We must tell the truth: we do not know Muhammad. In the West, everybody can quote episodes from the life of Jesus, but who can do the same about an episode from the life of Muhammad? Is this normal in a country like France, where Islam is presented as the second religion?

We have drawn the life of Muhammad as told by the Muslim chroniclers. No humor added. The way it has been done may appear blasphemous to some, but the core is perfectly halal.

It’s up to you to see it.


Hermes adds this excerpt from the page of the comic, as shown in miniature at the top of this post:

Bottom right panel (the other texts are too blurred):

Angel Gabriel — “Read!”

Mohammed — “I cannot read”


Anonymous said...

ChristianInfidel says:

I'm waiting for Khaybar and the conquest of Medina. At that point I think we wiil get a clear sense of where they are going. Is there something before that point that anyone knows we should watch for?

In the meantime, I wish I were as happy as I was during my initial reaction to the news. I hope they have access to the darker parts of Muhammad's story. I wonder if it'd be worth it to send them some references or articles about those sections of Muhammad's life; but they seem so innately combative that I'm afraid that would only make them less likely to publish them. I guess it's time for me to remember again that I trust ultimately in God and that I believe in prayer.

Papa Whiskey said...

Going to order this. I want to see how they depict the "Battle of the Trench" -- the one in which Muhammad had several hundred Jewish POWs decapitated, and parceled out their wealth and women to his army as slaves and spoil.

Rich Tee said...

Taking a more respectful line is probably a good strategic move because it makes it more difficult for Muslims to complain about it.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely certain that Moslems will
object to this, the very fact that it is in a dhimmi paper automatically
creates hatred from the death cult called Islam.

K. from Germany said...

It isn't necessary to add any humor. The truth is just stupid enough. These people live their own satire. If only they could leave everybody else alone while wallowing in it.

Anonymous said...

The front cover alone will have the usual retards out on the street. Put your car in the garage.

Malfleur said...

Papa Whiskey

"and parceled out their wealth and women to his army as slaves and spoil."

Muhammad took a fifth of the booty for himself, as was customary among Muslims. (Wikipedia)