Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Charlie Hebdo

It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s Jesus and Mo Day, and posting this may get me banned in Pakistan again, LOL.  Today’s strip, called “blues,” came with an email note:

Charlie Hebdo have published the 12 Danish cartoons, plus one of their own, on today’s cover. It marks the beginning of the trial of 14 alleged accomplices in the massacres of January 2015. It shouldn’t require bravery to publish cartoons, just as it shouldn’t require anonymity, but it does. Charlie Hebdo is doing more than anyone to change this situation. They deserve much more support than they get.

It’s vexing but not surprising that I couldn’t find a copy of the Charlie Hebdo cover, despite several Liberal Big Media reports about that cover (e.g., NPR, The Washington Post, and the New York Times). Just like the Yale University Press, which published a book in 2009 about the reaction to the Danish cartoons without showing any of them, the media are scared as hell of retribution from Islamic extremists.

Here Jesus and Mo differ on the new cover:

51 thoughts on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ Charlie Hebdo

  1. Intimidation is the favorite tool of religion.

    By the way – Biden will be going to Kenosha tomorrow, holding some kind of community meeting.

  2. The new Charlie Hebdo cover is presented here, along with a brief commentary in French. My schoolboy translation:

    The cover you can’t escape (or ignore). These drawings are courtroom exhibits.

    Special edition for the attacks of January 7-9, 2015

    [Mohamed says “It’s tough being loved by such assholes…”]

    “Tout ça pour ça” = “All that for that” [i.e., “So much bloodshed over some stupid drawings”]

    It has to do with caricatures of Mohamed published in 2005 by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, and reprinted by Charlie Hebdo in 2006, as well as the cover of issue #712 drawn by Cabu. The publication of these cartoons, considered blasphemous by certain Muslims, prompted the January 7 massacre. Therefore these cartoons are part of history.

    I’ve downloaded that video just in case it should disappear from YouTube for some mysterious reason!

    1. THANK YOU! It’s important to know who we’re dealing with. The arrogance of religious AUTHORITARIANS is just stunning.

      1. I use the Firefox browser, for which there are any number of “video downloader” add-ons available. They don’t always work but I have three different add-ons installed, and I can usually get one to work.

    1. “I wonder if BLM extremists learned their intimidation from Muslim extremists?”

      That’s a reasonable conjecture. But I gather that BLM/Woke extremists would chiastically alter Jesus’s song lyrics – “We won’t be violenced by silence.”

  3. I live in France and am going to buy a copy. Assuming they haven’t sold out, would PCC like a copy for posterity?

  4. Can someone explain this to me: if no one was allowed to paint/draw Mohammed’s likeness while he lived, how are believers supposed to know that a cartoon depicts him? Any resemblance would have to be strictly in the mind of the beholder. Strictly in the mind of the beholder – kinda like religion in general.

  5. I cannot tolerate violence in the name of religion. But I do have freedom to say that most of those who criticize my prophet, do it out of ignorance or little knowledge about him, being provoked by prejudices and stereotypical agenda like Islamofobia, or misguided by terror attacks which prophet and his religion have forbidden. Please be open-minded to listen and watch what BBC has to say about him. https://youtu.be/EBx-RYW1FjE

    1. In the USA, at present, you have the freedom to say anything at all. That’s what we want to preserve. Unfortunately, many Muslims and Muslim nations do not agree with freedom of speech or freedom of religion. Apostacy in some nations is punishable by death. So, criticism is warranted on that point alone. We could find many more points of disagreement with your prophet, but I’ll leave it at that.

        1. The speaker here makes excuses for the Islamic principle of death as the punishment for apostasy. The idea that Islam and the state are one and inseparable is itself a notion that is abhorrent to those of us who live in a democratic society. The speaker tries to make theocracy sound like a good idea, but in democratic societies, the rules by which we are governed are subject to change based on the attitudes of the majority. This way, we have the possibility of improving society and moving it away from barbaric practices like the death penalty. The Church in Europe was similarly oppressive in it’s moral control. Yet over time, the idea of individual rights and self determination based on science and reasoned debate overcame that oppression. Islam is inflexible, not allowing growth and change as societies become wiser by experience. Since the Koran is unchangeable, law is unchangeable and societies are mired in a primitive 7th century mindset. No thank you.

          1. Thank you for watching the video. I appreciate your skepticism about practicability of Islam, and its power to transform people by motivating all the fine aspects in them, on a spiritual perspective. Watch how Islam influenced Europe in generating its golden era, in this video:
            https://youtu.be/oafKyRDagsY

            1. This is not the best site for prothletising for Islam, Christianity, or any other religion. How do you know you have picked the correct religion?

              Personally, I think that Aztec sacrifice is what really is needed for the universe to continue.

            2. I think you deliberately missed my point. Islam is a horrible philosophy and deserves only to be ignored.

              1. Quran contains not a new message, but an old message which was revealed for the first man Adam. If you read Qur’an you can understand that, you can see references to Noha, Abraham, Moses, and Gesus etc. It also approves the authenticity of the Old Testament and the New Testament. By sending 4 books in different times carrying same message and updation in the laws and rules required by the time, the Almighty designed his religion in a flexible way. The prophet’s words ” The religion is easy” strengthens that fact.

          2. Thank you for watching the video. I appreciate your skepticism about practicability of Islam, and its power to transform people by motivating all the fine aspects in them, on a spiritual perspective. Watch how Islam influenced Europe in generating its golden era, in this video:
            https://youtu.be/oafKyRDagsY

            1. “When the Moors ruled in Europe” they arrived bearing swords and practiced enforced conversions. This was a war…a war of power and land acquisition…a war of domination. It was no better or worse than Christian ”conquest” of the “New World.”

              This is not the place for you to proselytize–I guarantee nobody will listen or find value in fanciful words about a non-existent god.

              1. “There is no compulsion in religion” This is the Qur’anic verse. So you have made a deliberately false allegation. In addition, nowhere in the video it was mentioned that there was forced conversion in Europe during Muslim rule.

              2. OF COURSE there’s no mention of forced conversions/violence in the video..it spoils the hype of “Islam is the religion of peace.” Islamists have enforced conversions throughout the history of their religion. You know it’s true.

    2. There’s no reason at all for someone to respect your religion, or anyone’s. People deserve respect. Their ideas do not. This is not bigotry. It is simply the recognition that religious faith is nothing but a set of (mostly bad) ideas passed from person to person.

  6. Quran contains not a new message, but an old message which was revealed for the first man Adam. If you read Qur’an you can understand that, you can see references to Noha, Abraham, Moses, and Gesus etc. It also approves the authenticity of the Old Testament and the New Testament. By sending 4 books in different times carrying same message and updation in the laws and rules required by the time, the Almighty designed his religion in a flexible way. The prophet’s words ” The religion is easy” strengthens that fact.

      1. You understand Islam from Islaphobs, that is why you say so. Get it from its book Qur’an. There is a chapter in it named ‘The Hypocrypts’ . Nowhere in the chapter Quran mentions about killing them. If you read it carefully you can understand that Islam is about inclusiveness and tolerance, not about distraction and violence.

        1. Your refusal to acknowledge what the penalty for apostasy and blasphemy is under Islam is duly noted.

          I must say, you religionists are nothing if not predictable.

          1. If you are concerned about punishment for apostasy in Islam, why don’t you raise voice against Jewish ways of how to treat infidels . Everybody knows that it is uniquely brutal.

              1. It is a feature of religious thinking to imagine that spouting Bible verses, verses from the Qur’an, or nuggets from the Book of Mormon contributes in any way toward understanding. It doesn’t. It just embarrasses the zealot.

        2. “The Quran contains at least 109 verses that speak of war with nonbelievers, usually on the basis of their status as non-Muslims. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.”

          1. All the references about killing applicable only during the time of war. Qur’an commands muslims to give assylum for their bloody enemies during the time of war once they approch them asking for that. It also commands them to give them escort until they reach in a safe place. From this fact it is very clear that all the references about killing were not about mass slaughter but what practically every nation do during war.

            1. You engage in something we might call creative reading. Do you remember reading these passages?

              Quran (3:56) – “As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help.”

              Quran (3:151) – “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”.

              Quran (4:89) – “… But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them;

              Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

              Quran (8:12) – “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them”

              1. As I have mentioned before, all these references are connected to time of war. Practically, during the time of war, murder is the only solution in both sides.

                You will be surprised to hear what prophet tells about Muslims who kills non-Muslims. Prophet states that they won’t get even the fragrance of paradise. For your reference, click this link:
                https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/6015/10-hadiths-Quranic-verses-that-forbid-murder-of-non-Muslims

              2. The Koran is a very confused and contradictory document. Not something we’d expect from the creator of the universe. The term we like to use for your mental gymnastics in this case is cherry picking. Just take the parts you like and leave the rest.

  7. There is no contradiction in Qur’an. The verses in the Qur’an were revealed to the prophet not as a whole, by verse by verse, addressing varying contexts. The completion of the revelation took 23 years. So when you understand each verse, you have to take into consideration,the context in which it was revealed.

    1. (Sorry, there was a typing error in the above comment. I am posting the correct version here.)

      There is no contradiction in Qur’an. The verses in the Qur’an were revealed to the prophet not as a whole, but verse by verse, addressing varying contexts. The completion of the revelation took 23 years. So when you understand each verse, you have to take into consideration,the context in which it was revealed.

          1. No, I insist you stop. You don’t have “freedom of speech” at this website. Besides, GB James said he recommends you stop, not insists you stop. And yes, you’re embarrassing yourself with your adherence to fairy tales.

      1. GBJames has pointed you in the right direction, if you can handle it. In the mean time, many of the Koranic quotes I provided above do not depend on context. They are ideas put forth by a primitive tribe in the 7th century. Modern morality has moved beyond Islam. Look up secular humanism for instance. You’ll find compassion without bloodshed.

          1. I’m simply saying, you don’t seem to have done your homework. Check out secular humanism and see if it doesn’t superseded the Koran. Read Richard Dawkins book, The God Delusion. See if you can encompass a broader view of humanity than the narrow and obsolescent Koran. Than come back and make rational arguments for your beliefs. Right now you sound like someone stuck in a cult, without exposure to a wider humanity. Education shall set you free.

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