Prophet Mohammed to ‘guest edit’ French satirical magazine

The Telegraph

h/t A. Millar

A satirical French magazine is to publish an edition ‘edited’ by the prophet Mohammed, in “honour” of Islam’s influence on the Arab Spring.

5:33PM GMT 31 Oct 2011

“In order fittingly to celebrate the Islamist Ennahda’s win in Tunisia and the NTC (National Transitional Council) president’s promise that sharia would be the main source of law in Libya, Charlie Hebdo asked Mohammed to be guest editor,” said a statement.

The weekly has been rebaptised Sharia Hebdo for the occasion, and will feature on its cover a picture of Mohammed saying: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”

On the back page, a picture of Mohammed wearing a red nose is accompanied by the words: “Yes, Islam is compatible with humour.”

The cover was circulating on social media such as Twitter on Tuesday, with many users incensed and describing it as “puerile”.

The weekly’s publisher, known as Charb, rejected accusations that he was trying to provoke.

“We feel we’re just doing our job as usual. The only difference is that this week, Mohammed is on the cover and that’s quite rare,” he told AFP.

A Paris court in 2007 threw out a suit brought by two Muslim organisations against Charlie Hebdo for reprinting cartoons of prophet Mohammed that had appeared in a Danish newspaper, sparking angry protests by Muslims worldwide

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4 Replies to “Prophet Mohammed to ‘guest edit’ French satirical magazine”

  1. What are they playing at? Do they not know that this will cause Muslims to get angry?
    Of course they know!
    It looks as if the French are finally getting fed up. They introduced the burqa ban, they tried to stop the Korang-utans praying on the streets, and now some of them are saying “we won’t be silenced. We have a sense of humour, you Muslims don’t. Get used to it”.
    Good for them!

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