They’re not protesting against the murder of twelve cartoonists for the crime of drawing Muhammad. They’re protesting against the cartoons. And these protests are growing worldwide. If the mainstream narrative about Islam were true, we would at least see some Muslim demonstrations somewhere against the murder of the cartoonists. There have been none. But the Western elites remain as thick-headed and resolved to ignore the truth as ever: just last night, CNN ran a feature show, “The War Within Islam,” in which luminaries such as Ground Zero Mosque imam Rauf’s wife Daisy Khan assured us that what the killers did had no basis in Islam. Why, then, are there so many Muslims who misunderstand this, such as these 800,000 in Chechnya?
“Growing anger across Muslim world over Charlie Hebdo magazine as hundreds of thousands march in Chechnya and Iranians chant ‘Death to France’ (but Pakistanis mistakenly burn the wrong flag),” by Ted Thornhill and Steph Cockroft, Daily Mail, January 19, 2015:
Scenes of chaos broke out across the Muslim world today as hundreds of thousands of protesters burned flags and effigies in anger over the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Protesters gathered in the main market square in Bannu, Pakistan, chanting ‘Death to the government of France’, before setting fire to dozens of French flags and an effigy of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
As the anger mounted, some demonstrators even set fire to an inverted Italian flag, which they mistakenly thought belonged to France.
A second effigy destroyed in the protest was said to represent the editor of the Charlie Hebdo, the magazine which was subject to a brutal attack earlier this month, after two masked jihadist gunmen stormed the Paris headquarters and killed 12 people.
The dramatic scenes came as more than 2,000 Iranians protested outside the French embassy in Tehran, shouting ‘Death to French’ and urging the ambassador to be expelled.
Hundreds of thousands of people also gathered in the Russian region of Chechnya, amid growing anger over the publication’s depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The image has angered many Muslims as depictions of Mohammed are widely considered forbidden in Islam. It has also triggered protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, some of which turned deadly.
Iran denounced the Paris massacre but it also condemned the magazine’s new cartoon, where the prophet holds a ‘Je suis Charlie’ sign under the heading ‘All is forgiven’.
Plans for today’s protest also led the French ambassador to announce that the embassy, located in busy downtown Tehran, would be closed all day.
Meanwhile, in Grozny, protesters marched through the streets of downtown Grozny, releasing balloons and carrying posters that read ‘Hands off our beloved prophet’ and ‘Europe has only united us’.
‘More than 800,000 people took part in the event in the centre of Grozny,’ the Russian interior ministry said.
On Friday, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on his official Instagram account that those who defended Charlie Hebdo were his ‘personal enemies’, and vowed that at least 1 million people would join the government-sponsored protest in Grozny.
Russia, which has a large and restive Muslim population and waged two devastating wars against Chechnya in the 1990s, offered its condolences to France after the attack but has warned local publications against reprinting Charlie Hebdo cartoons that featured the Prophet Mohammed.
Roskomnadzor, the Russian communications oversight agency, sent letters to several local publications barring them from re-publishing the French caricatures, and published a warning to nationwide publications on its Facebook page last week.
‘Roskomnadzor calls on all national media to choose other methods of expressing their solidarity with their tragically killed French colleagues, rather than inflaming sectarian tensions in Russian society,’ said the statement.
According to Russian news agencies, 15,000 people joined a similar demonstration in the neighbouring region of Ingushetia on Saturday.
In Tehran, the protest – which was organised by students but attended by all age groups – was given a heavy security detail of around 150 Iranian police, and although noisy it passed off peacefully after two hours. …