Charlie Hebdo published a provocative front cover in reaction to the vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona last Thursday, sarcastically calling Islam a “religion of peace.” The magazine’s artwork shows a white van in the background with two cross-eyed, bloodied bodies lying motionless on the floor. The words read, “Islam, the religion of eternal peace.” Most of those … [Read more...] about Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon
The Organization of Moroccan mosques in the Netherlands is planning to release a Wilders-cartoon. This in a reaction to the leader of political party PVV, who is known for his harsh anti-Islam standpoints and who himself is planning to show the controversial Muhammad cartoons on television. Spokesperson Aissa Zanzen says that a normal dialogue with Wilders is impossible and the … [Read more...] about Mosques release own cartoons in reaction to Muhammad-cartoons
Pamela Geller’s group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, sponsored the contest and billed it as an exercise in free speech, which it said is under attack by radical Islamists like those who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. “Geller has promulgated some of the most bizarre conspiracy theories found on the extreme right, including claims that President … [Read more...] about Whose group sponsored provocative Mohammad cartoon contest?
In a short book by Charlie Hebdo editor Charb – whose real name is Stéphane Charbonnier – expressed concern that the fight against racism is being replaced by a struggle against “Islamophobia,” which he argued defends Islam more than it does Muslims. He also defended Charlie Hebdo, which stirred outrage in much of the Muslim world after publishing caricatures of … [Read more...] about Book by Charlie Hebdo editor published posthumously
The January 2015 attacks have without a doubt had an impact on racism in French society, according to a study conducted in March and released April 9 by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH), but it is more positive. The “longitudinal tolerance index” developed in 2008 by Vincent Tiberj, PhD in political science. The indicator shows that since November … [Read more...] about Tolerance index climbs following Charlie Hebdo and Hyperchacher attacks