The difference between a cartoon that lets you live and the one that makes you die

Here’s the one where Christians didn’t raid the offices of Charlie Hebdo and shoot 12 people for insulting Jesus Christ

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And here is one that did…

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Just an hour before the Charlie Hebdo attack, the French satirical magazine posted the image of an ISIS leader with the words ‘best wishes.’ The weekly has a history of publishing controversial cartoons of world religions, cultures, and political leaders.

A black and white cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was tweeted by Charlie Hebdo just an hour before gunmen attacked the newspaper’s Paris office, killing 10 journalists and two policemen.

The jihadist leader is seen raising the index finger on his right hand – a symbol which is commonly understood among radical Islamists as an allusion to ‘tawhid,’ the belief in the oneness of God in the Muslim religion. While holding up a single finger in this manner, militants are usually expressing their dedication to this ideology – some underlying principles of which demand the destruction of the West.

A caption on the image reads: “al-Baghdadi also wishes…especially health.”

Anyone who tries to rationalise this as anything other than an attack against the free world by Islamic fundamentalists, anyone who tries to slant it, anyone who tries to minimise it, or anyone that says the victims have their part of the blame to carry…

…you are a danger to the rest of us.

 

– RT


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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