What do you think about Charlie Hebdo's new cover with pic of prophet Muhammad?

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/13/charlie-hebdo-cover-magazine-prophet-muhammad

    Do you think its a good idea to show their conviction to their ideals? Or do you think they should really, really be careful here?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:14 PM GMT
    I think it's great. If anything, they played it safe, and it was a good choice for a cover.

    Although if they want to be really sassy the next issue should show Jesus bombing ISIS. LOL
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:26 PM GMT
    Or maybe a good cover would be Jesus beheading someone and Muhammad being crucified. That would be the reality if right wing fundamentalist Christians were in power.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    Or how about Santa Claus putting Jesus and Muhammad on the naughty list!

    I think that's my best one yet.icon_lol.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 5:46 PM GMT
    Or how about Jesus and Muhammad attending a lesbian wedding and dancing together. That would be so adorable!!! That's more heartwarming than funny, actually.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    How about a picture of the planet earth burning, with a Fox News logo in the lower left hand corner.
  • tj85016

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    Jan 13, 2015 8:44 PM GMT
    how about a cartoon of Jesus cumming in Mohammed's mouth while Moses watches and jacks off?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidhow about a cartoon of Jesus cumming in Mohammed's mouth while Moses watches and jacks off?

    That's it! Off with his head!icon_mad.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 8:51 PM GMT
    Then again, if Jesus's blood is made of wine, his cum is probably made of rum.icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 13, 2015 9:48 PM GMT
    Wow. Thread is going in a different direction lol.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    woodfordr saidWow. Thread is going in a different direction lol.

    This is becoming the politically incorrect, poking sticks at hornets' nests thread.

    It's all part of my convoluted plan to have RJ attacked by terrorists, and then get all these straight French guys to hold up signs saying, I am Gay!icon_lol.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    How about a cartoon depicting a typical American woman in a mini skirt, tube top and gold crucifix around her neck, alongside a Muslim woman covered in a Burka, both waiting in line at an abortion clinic. They're both laughing and bonding over a hilarious joke they have shared.

    The caption reads: Who knew such small penises could cause this much damage?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 13, 2015 10:37 PM GMT
    What, not even a brave heckler in the crowd?icon_neutral.gif

    I'm going to get killed here, but at least I'm not afraid of imaginary dragons!icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 14, 2015 1:37 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidhttp://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/13/charlie-hebdo-cover-magazine-prophet-muhammad

    Do you think its a good idea to show their conviction to their ideals? Or do you think they should really, really be careful here?

    Since you posted a link instead of the actual picture, on forums which live to be provocative, we don't have to ask you where you stand.
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    Jan 14, 2015 3:03 PM GMT
    eagermuscle said
    woodfordr saidhttp://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/13/charlie-hebdo-cover-magazine-prophet-muhammad

    Do you think its a good idea to show their conviction to their ideals? Or do you think they should really, really be careful here?

    Since you posted a link instead of the actual picture, on forums which live to be provocative, we don't have to ask you where you stand.


    I honestly don't have a strong opinion, yet. I know nothing about the magazine. I know even less about muslim traditions/faith etc. To me it appears that on one side - a spirit is a god not to be messed around with. On the other side - freedom of speech is a god not to be messed around with.

    PS. If you look at my posts, I only posts links although I reserve the right to change that at any time icon_biggrin.gif In this case, it wasn't because I thought Charlie should be careful, it was because I should be careful, especially when I don't really understand. I don't live to offend people so if I personally know someone is likely to be offended, I want to understand and build a bridge. I live to get along with people.
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    Jan 14, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidhow about a cartoon of Jesus cumming in Mohammed's mouth while Moses watches and jacks off?


    uhm...I believe they actually already did that one.
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    Jan 14, 2015 5:33 PM GMT
    To get back on target they took an easy way out. The only indication the caricature was of Mohammad is because people were told in advance it was . I think the magazine bent itself into a pretzel trying to not cause any more offence while trying to look edgy and independent.

    I saw an example of timid self-censorship. It seems to me that many organizations, such as the CBC in Canada, and perhaps the NYT in the US, are acting as if they are bound by the same kind of Anti-Blasphemy Laws to be found in many predominantly muslim countries.
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    Jan 14, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    its a bold statement
    i hope it sells washed up hard copy on the busted asses of others
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    Jan 14, 2015 6:02 PM GMT
    pellaz said...
    i hope it sells washed up hard copy on the busted asses of others


    Huh?
  • crosswinds

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    Jan 14, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    It really is a truly great response: it is very simplistic, yet shows a Muslim holding the "Je Sui Charlie" sign with a (fake?) tear, and "all is forgiven" above.

    My take on it is that it is a cynical and angry response to how the government is refusing to call these terrorist attacks what they are: radical Islam.

    Charlie Hebdo is saying ENOUGH.
  • tj85016

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    Jan 15, 2015 1:24 AM GMT
    crosswinds saidIt really is a truly great response: it is very simplistic, yet shows a Muslim holding the "Je Sui Charlie" sign with a (fake?) tear, and "all is forgiven" above.

    My take on it is that it is a cynical and angry response to how the government is refusing to call these terrorist attacks what they are: radical Islam.

    Charlie Hebdo is saying ENOUGH.


    please explain how radical Islam is any different that England and France invading every fucking country in Africa and the Middle East (and most of Asia)?

    you reap what you sow
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    Jan 15, 2015 1:43 AM GMT
    Exercising your rights is like exercising your muscles - either you do it or they atrophy.
    Since the NYT and CNN won't show it, here's Mo:

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    Jan 15, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    woodfordr saidhttp://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jan/13/charlie-hebdo-cover-magazine-prophet-muhammad

    Do you think its a good idea to show their conviction to their ideals? Or do you think they should really, really be careful here?


    Of course it's a good idea. Anything else is to admit they are silenced!
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    Jan 15, 2015 2:04 AM GMT
    YVRguy said
    pellaz said...
    i hope it sells washed up hard copy on the busted asses of others


    Huh?


    Oh good! I thought I was the only one.
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    Jan 15, 2015 2:06 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidTo get back on target they took an easy way out. The only indication the caricature was of Mohammad is because people were told in advance it was . I think the magazine bent itself into a pretzel trying to not cause any more offence while trying to look edgy and independent.

    I saw an example of timid self-censorship. It seems to me that many organizations, such as the CBC in Canada, and perhaps the NYT in the US, are acting as if they are bound by the same kind of Anti-Blasphemy Laws to be found in many predominantly muslim countries.


    Agreed. Nothing edgy in that cover. They should hire HottJoe.