Washington Post prints Mohammed cartoon

via Charlie Hebdo: Here’s why Gene Weingarten wrote today’s sly ‘Muhammad’ strip of ‘Barney & Clyde’ – The Washington Post.

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“We kept coming back to the infantile absurdity of a group of people reacting with tooth-gnashing anger and even deadly violence to something as unthreatening as lines drawn on paper — as thin and silly as a cartoon of someone the artist claimed was a certain eighth-century religious figure.

“Who is even to say for sure who or what it is?” Weingarten continues. “What if it were a stick figure labeled Muhammad? Or a cat labeled Muhammad? Would that even be Muhammad? Says who?”

Eureka! The Weingartens decided to try to mine “Muhammad’s” representational mountain for cartoon-premise gold. The writers honed their idea with their “more-than-occasional” collaborator Horace LaBadie, then gave it to the strip’s artist, David Clark.

“The idea: We’d draw a figure that was possibly Muhammad, but label it ‘Not Muhammad,’ and he’d be walking to what was definitely a mountain, but it would be labeled, ‘Not a mountain,’ ” Weingarten the Elder tells The Post’s Comic Riffs. “And the painting would be signed, “Not by Rene Magritte” — which was definitely true — it was either by Cynthia Pillsbury [the strip’s 11-year-old girl], or by David Clark, depending on how you looked at it.

“So we had deliberately combined a truth, a lie and a maybe,” Weingarten continues. “And over it all was the epistemological question asked by Magritte in his famous ‘This is not a pipe [Ceci n’est pas une pipe]‘ painting: Is a representation of a pipe actually a pipe? Who is to define truth? The artist? The viewer? Who is in charge of reality?”

In that way, today’s “Barney & Clyde” is evocative of Seattle artist Molly Norris’s 2010 lightning-rod illustration captioned, “Will the REAL likeness of the prophet Mohammed please stand up?!” — in which a tea cup, a domino, a spool of thread and a pasta box, among other common items, each claim to be the “real likeness” of Muhammad. (The artwork was intended as a show of support for the comedy “South Park,” which had been threatened over attempts to depict Muhammad.) Norris soon disavowed her satirical cartoon, which ignited international controversy and social-media campaigns; she was placed on a targeted “execution hit list” by the late American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, and went into hiding (where she remains) at the advice of the FBI. (Upon going into hiding, Norris sent Comic Riffs a two-word message: “Fatwas suck.”)

Walmart selling Islamic Crescent Moon and Star for Tops of Christmas Trees?

Didn’t a Muslim Cleric Declare Saying Merry Christmas is Worse than Murder?

via Coexisting at Christmas: Walmart’s new Christmas Decor for Muslims | SteveDeace.com. h/t Shoebat

Nestled among the stars, angels, Santas, and those pointy things (does anyone know what those things are even called?), I found a crescent moon with a star. Not a happy, smiling, man-in-the-moon crescent moon … no, this was a crescent-and-star ornament that could only symbolize one religion: Islam.

I was blown away.

I didn’t have a camera with me at the time, so I wondered, if I said anything, if it would quickly be relegated to urban legend status. It was almost too absurd to be believed without some kind of visual confirmation. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only person who saw these ornaments on the shelf.

Bryan Lisitsin of The Czar Report spotted one on the shelf at a Walmart back in October, and snapped a photo he shared on Twitter.


We couldn’t find it at Walmart.com but we did find this gem:

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Danish artist unveils latest Bad Santa, Jingle Bombs

Danish anti-jihad humor. h/t Uwe Max Jensen

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Julemærket, der hylder ytringsfriheden – trykkefrihed.dk

Press Freedom journalist, artist and provocateur Uwe Max Jensen has made a Christmas seal with a Santa Claus, there is something different than the usual.

This year’s Christmas Seal is inspired by the paintings Jingle Bombs (Christmas in Egedalsvænge) and Christmas in Egedalsvænge (Bad Santa), who graced last year’s Christmas Seal. Who Santa indistinguishable, we leave with confidence to the readers to judge for itself.

Are you interested in buying the freedom of expression marker, Christmas seals are, write to Uwe Max Jensen’s Facebook inbox for details. 20 Christmas stamps costs 200 kroner. All profits go to the artist’s projects.

Moderate Islam: A MYTH! (video)

via @scrowder

Don’t believe Crowder or the many before him who’ve said the same thing in different ways? How about Turkey’s Muslim Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan who debunked the myth years ago:

Speaking at Kanal D TV’s Arena program, PM Erdogan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe AKP and said, These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”  Source: Milliyet, Turkey, August 21, 2007

 

The Lars Vilks Calendar – a new Mohamed-Dog every month!

via The Vilks Calendar « Lars Vilks – Free Speech Europe EN.

The hottest Christmas gift this year!

Lars Vilks calendar with 13 wonderful drawings!

Only € 45 – free delivery

Free Speech Europe working together with: Dispatch International

Say Hello to a new Mo-Dog every month!

The Vilks Calendar
Global Edition

Each: USD 58:- Print: Color
Paper: Shiny, 180 gms
Format: 297 x 210 mm, spiral
Free delivery all over the world!

A little pricey but for a great cause and a anti-jihadist collector’s item for sure. More at the link above and see some of Vilk’s works on our Mo’toon page or previous posts on Vilks.


Charlie Hebdo publishes second “Life of Muhammad” comic

 

No jihad yet? More at Atlas Shrugs
couv-mahomet_2_ momo2_1 momopagePrevious posts on Charlie Hebdo here and on our Toons page here, including Charlie Hebdo Editor: “I live under French law; I don’t live under Koranic law.”

Family Guy converts to Islam (video)

Full episode on Fox and Hulu.

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