It is entirely refreshing and encouraging to see Europe, the vanguard of Europe, push back against the crushing barbarism of Islamic law. America, take heed.
What do the leftoid tools and Islamic apologists make of the overwhelming response from the "Muslim world" against the expression of free speech? In addition to the firebombing and the fresh new death threats from the religion of peaceniks, "the magazine has been the victim of an intensive cyber war waged from the Muslim world." They got a whole lotta fringe goin' on.
Who'd a thunk that Patrick Henry's famous words would reverberate so powerfully and sound so fresh and new today. Pay heed to that searing battle cry. Henry defined the mission of this great nation, and those words ought to shake America out of our crippling surrender to Islamic law and give us strength and succor to push back and defeat the imposition of sharia and blasphemy laws in this country. "Give me liberty or give me death."
More death threats as newspaper escalates Mohamed cartoon row The Independent (hat tip Jack)
Death threats have closed the website of a French satirical magazine fire-bombed this week after featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed, but that did not deter the daily Libération from publishing new drawings yesterday in a show of solidarity.
The Belgian company which runs Charlie Hebdo's internet site pulled the plug yesterday after anonymous threats were emailed. The magazine has been the victim of an intensive cyber war waged from the Muslim world, especially Turkey, since it published an edition on Wednesday which it said was "guest-edited by Mohamed", and was littered with Mohamed cartoons.
Charlie Hebdo's Facebook page has been inundated with messages in English, French, Turkish and Arabic, rejoicing in the Molotov cocktail attack which destroyed the magazine's offices in Paris in the early hours of Wednesday. Messages, repeated over and over, include, "Go to the devil, Charlie Hebdo" and "Shame on Charlie Hebdo".
The centre-left Libération risked the wrath of Islamic extremists yesterday by publishing a special edition of Charlie Hebdo, including two new Mohamed cartoons. A four-page supplement, wrapped around the main newspaper, carried a joint Charlie Hebdo-Libération masthead and 17 cartoons drawn by the magazine's regular contributors.
One cartoon showed a bearded man's head on the body of a fire-breathing dragon. The caption asked, "Is this the real face of Mohamed?" Other drawings were self-mocking. One showed a cartoonist in the centre of a defensive ring of heavily armed soldiers. The cartoonist says, "I have got another hilarious gag." A soldier replies, "I was afraid of that."
The attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, which gutted two floors but caused no injuries, has generated a wave of anger across the French political and media world. The fire-bombing , described as a "terrorist attack" by the interior minister, Claude Guéant – has also been condemned by all mainstream Muslim organisations in France.
Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly), a scurrilous, small-circulation, anarchist magazine started in 1960 and dominated by cartoons, says its "Mohamed" edition was intended as a wry commentary on the rise of Islamist political forces in Tunisia and Libya.