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A French weekly known for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to the ire of conservative Muslims said Sunday it plans to release a comic book biography of Islam’s founder that will be researched and educational.
Since the publication of the Danish cartoons of Muhammad in Charlie Hebdo in 2006, the media await the slightest hair beard of the prophet who could appear in the newspaper. They watch the scandal. Is it outrageous to represent Muhammad? Abdennour Bidar, philosopher, scholar of Islam, answers this question when tiring out the newsstand Muhammad’s life in comics.
Charlie Hebdo: When was the prohibition of depicting Muhammad Sunni Muslims and how they justify it?
Abdennour Bidar: Firstly, it should be noted that there is not in the Koran itself passing an explicit prohibition on images, unlike the Bible – in Exodus, including the second of Ten Commandments prohibits “graven image.” The reason for this prohibition is not to be found in the letter of the text, and essentially no more in this fatwa (decision jurists-theologians) at such time. The reason is metaphysical Islam wants to assert transcendence – God, the Koran, the Prophet – with such radical as any depiction of Muhammad is charged in advance to set up an “idol”, that is to say an image representation that purports to substitute a “physical”, “sensitive” to an individual who is installed by faith “beyond” everything you can imagine it … Mohammed, Mohammed or rather, is somehow too holy to be embodied in an image, which could only “devalue” its spiritual reality … The difference with Christianity, which instead represents the transcendence of the Father in the Son – “multi-represented” on the Cross throughout history.
Following the interview is to read in the 1072 Charlie Hebdo, on newsstands from Wednesday, January 2, 2013, and the Special Edition is now available on our online store .
Who owns Muhammad? At all. He is the prophet of Muslims, of course, but for others it is a historical figure or a caption. Can caricature drawing Muhammad as Jesus or Napoleon Zorro.
When Muhammad cartoon in Charlie, we caricature above is the idea that makes the extremists, or are used to oppose Muhammad Muslim radicals. In all cases, it is the vision of God’s fools that determines the way we think Muhammad. We must tell the truth you do not know Muhammad. In the West, everybody can quote episodes from the life of Jesus, but include an episode from the life of Muhammad? Is this normal in a country like France, where Islam is presented as a second religion?
We imaged the life of Muhammad as the chroniclers have told Muslims. No humor added. If the form will appear blasphemous to some, the bottom is perfectly halal …
For you to see.
Forgot to mention that the last time Charlie Hebdo featured Mohammid on a cover, those peaceful Muslims firebombed the magazine’s office building.
Update: A quick browse around to see which sites adhere to sharia law and didn’t publish the picture. Huffpo, Independent UK, France 24,…some chose to run this image:
Stumbled across Blazing Catfur who had a look inside the first comic book.
The Spanish satirical magazine El Jueves is the latest European magazine to publish a picture depicting the prophet Muhammad.
Well, sort of.
This week’s issue portrays on its cover a police lineup of men in traditional Islamic outfits, with a title asking, “But how do they know which one is Muhammad?”
At the time this article was published, El Jueves’ website was down.
Mayte Quílez, editor of El Jueves, told El Huffington Post that the cover “does not intend to portray Muhammad. It’s a parody of the situation we are experiencing.”
“If you can’t depict Muhammad, how do you know it is him in the cartoons?”
Quílez added that the magazine had not been notified of any possible consequences of the cover — but the Spanish newspaper ABC reports that the Spanish embassy in Egypt has asked Spanish nationals in the country to take precautions.
El Jueves is known for its satire, pushing social boundaries through humor. This is not the first time the magazine has referred to drawings of Muhammad on its cover; it paid homage to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten that published its own images of Muhammad in 2005. The headline depicted El Jueves’ mascot, a joker, saying, “We were going to draw Muhammad, but we shit ourselves!”
TO UNDERSTAND US:
YOU DON’T OFFEND MOHAMMED IF:
iN HIS NAME YOU MASSACRE INFIDELS, DECAPITATE SOMEONE WHO LISTENS TO MUSIC, HANG HOMOSEXUALS, IMPRISON A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH DOWN’S SYNDROME FOR BLASPHEMY, STONE WOMEN FOR HAVING BEEN RAPED
YOU DO OFFEND MOHAMMED IF:
YOU DRAW CARTOONS OF HIM
“Caricaturing the prophet? What kind of psychopathic beast would do such a thing?”
See the El Jueves’ previous cover at El Huffington Post.
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Freedom to be irreverent about Islam and laugh out loud!
A satirical look at Sharia versus Humanity and how to make use of a burqa.
With irony and humour a fundamentalist Koran thumper comes face to face with the devil when his son-in-law converts to Buddhism and becomes a vegetarian.
How can he justify the stray dog that has wormed its way into his affections? And what to do with a son who’s an unrepentant adulterer? In the end he has to face his own hypocrisy and past crimes, which ends in religious anarchy.
The Burqa master is a paradoxical drama and comedy following the lives of an Iranian father and son exiled in London. The old man, a diabetic sugar addict is lost between the mosque and Turkish delight. He shoots up insulin passing from stupor and self-pity to holy fervour, crashing about, shouting sermons and dropping syringes around the house. His son Hamid, living the Muslim paradise here and now, tries to humour his father by working in the family shop and taking part in the dawn prayers accompanied by Muezzin chants on the ghetto blaster.
But Hamid also has a secret life recruiting female shop clients to sex sessions.
Disguised as a widow in a burqa he gives ‘English lessons’ to these Muslim housewives in the privacy of their bedrooms, while their husbands happily pay.
The precarious harmony between father and son is destroyed by a series of accidents which are farcical yet tragic, causing the old man to relive a dark secret buried in his faded memories as he relives his own public flogging for a crime he’d commit again given the chance.
The old man jumps out from behind the door. “There you are!” A slap and a heavy thud as Hamid falls against the wall. “You filthy pig!”
Hamid scrambles backwards along the corridor.
The old man charges after him. “I had a visitor today…. Jamshid Mohammed! What the hell are you playing at?”
Hamid stands cornered in the corridor with a black eye, a shopping bag and his plastic magic charm bracelet on his wrist. He’s wearing a tight pink T-shirt that exposes his fat stomach, a pair of women’s green leggings and rubber flip-flops all borrowed from Patty. Bewildered, he peers at the old man like a son laying eyes on his father for the first time in years. He is dead drunk from Patty’s whisky.
“I’ve been earning some extra cash teaching English, but I was brought down by a bad woman.” (Shocked by his own confession Hamid falls to his knees. “Dad, I’m a useless sack of shit! To think I fell for a woman who beats up her midget mother-in-law! Sorry Dad.”
“Sorry! You’re sorry? He strides towards Hamid and pokes him in the chest with his walking stick. “Do I care about midgets and mother in laws? Get your arse up!”
Hamid doesn’t move, if he tries to stand he knows he’ll fall. The old man jerks him to his feet by his T-shirt. His shiny, tiny eyes bore into his son’s pissed stare for as long at it takes for him to swipe Hamid in the guts with his stick. There’s a loud crash as the bikes fall down in the hall.
“Give me that bag!”
“Leave it Dad; it’s just some stuff.”
“You think I’m a fool? Yes I am a fool! I went to your dead mother’s wardrobe and do you know what I found gone? Not gone but stolen!” Spit sprays from his mouth. “Guess what is missing?” Hamid twists away. “Dad it’s late.” The old man lunges for the bag. “Dad let it alone….”
Abbas steps out the bedroom door, squeezing his eyes against the glare of neon light. He watches Hamid and the old man pouring sweat, like two oily djins fighting over a treasure, a magic lamp, an old plastic shopping bag. The old man tears it from Hamid’s grasp and pulls out his wife’s old black burqa; it smells musty and sad.
“Where did you get it? It’s your mother’s! Isn’t it? . . . You swine!”
“I borrowed it to teach English.”
“Teach my arse!” He cackles. “Take you out and shoot you that’s what I say! Teach my arse!”
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It’s not a laughing matter but try some levity to start your day. The news will only get worse, via Sun Tzu at Big Peace
We’ve had Charlie Hebdo’s images on our Motoons page here for some time and can’t wait to see his latest.
A French satirical weekly says it has named the Prophet Mohammed as “editor-in-chief” for its next issue to celebrate the election win of Tunisia’s Islamist party.
The publication Charlie Hebdo also said the issue that comes out on Wednesday will be re-named “Sharia Hebdo” after senior transitional Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil said that Islamic sharia law will be the basis of legislation under the country’s new regime.
“To fittingly celebrate the victory of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia … Charlie Hebdo has asked Mohammed to be the special editor-in-chief of its next issue”, the magazine said in a statement.
“The prophet of Islam didn’t have to be asked twice and we thank him for it,” the statement said.
The publication’s editor in chief and cartoonist Charb told AFP that “We don’t feel like causing further provocation. We simply feel like doing our job as usual. The only difference this week is that Mohammed is on the cover and it’s pretty rare to put him on the cover.”
Rioting Muslims in 3, 2, 1… (CAIRorists are already whining about “Islamophobia”)
Update: It took one day – Muslims firebombed Charlie Hebdo’s office – details coming in another post
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Bonus pic: Burqa-clad Minny Mouse