If they had mocked Jesus only, they would have been lauded and feted by the Western media and intelligentsia. Instead, they also mocked Muhammad, and were thus derided as “Islamophobic.” Now Islamic jihadis have murdered them, in accord with the death penalty for blasphemy in Islam. Will Hollande dismiss this as workplace violence, or even worse, will the Western elites sit back and say, “Well, they had it coming, they mocked Muhammad”? My money is on the latter.
More jihad savagery in France: “Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12,” BBC, January 7, 2015:
Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven in an apparent Islamist attack.
At least two masked attackers opened fire with assault rifles in the office and exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car.
The gunmen shouted “we have avenged the Prophet Muhammad”, witnesses say.
President Francois Hollande said there was no doubt it had been a terrorist attack “of exceptional barbarity”.
A major police operation is under way in the Paris area to catch the killers.
The satirical weekly has courted controversy in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs. It was fire-bombed in November 2011 a day after it carried a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.
The latest tweet on Charlie Hebdo’s account was a cartoon of the Islamic State militant group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi….