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A Challenging view from ex-Muslim and cartoonist Bosch Fawstin

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Bosch Fawstin won the draw Muhammad competition in Texas and was saved from terrorist slaughter at that event when the two terrorists were shot and killed. The terrorists were prepared to kill and die over a cartoon.

Bosch risks his life to educate the world about Islam. He was brought up a Muslim and is now what Islam calls an apostate. The article of his that I am sharing with you was posted on a blog way back in 2007 well before he won the competition and well before all these latest terrorist attacks in Europe. It is called, “Muslim Roulette” and is a viewpoint that challenges Muslims and non-Muslims alike. It is more relevant now than it was nine years ago. Have a read and have a think. It is a challenging viewpoint but at Whaleoil we do not shy away from difficult subjects.

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Another satirical magazine silenced by an extremist Islamist

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk620 ? 467Search by image Cartoonist Renald Luzier is overcome with grief during a Press conference to launch the first issue

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Cartoonist Renald Luzier is overcome with grief during a Press conference to launch the first issue of Charlie Hebdo after the terrorist attack that murdered all his fellow cartoonists

We all know how extremist Islamic terrorists ?silenced the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo by slaughtering ?almost all of its cartoonists. ?For a short period of time the remaining cartoonist continued to bravely mock Islam but eventually the strain was too much and they made a public declaration that Islam would be the only religion that the magazine would not satirise.

In an Islamic country that the media have repeatedly ?held up as an example of moderate Islam, you would not expect a satirical magazine to be silenced. ?In Turkey ?however, in the wake of the failed coup by the army whose role is to keep ?mosque and state separate, that is exactly what has happened.

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‘There is no more Molly’

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American cartoonist Molly Norris remains in hiding four years after she suggested a ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad day ‘

Molly Norris is/was a Liberal cartoonist who has disappeared off the face of the earth after getting islamic death threats. The paper she worked for announced ‘There is no more Molly’ and that was that. No one knows if she is alive or dead or where she is. In her Liberal innocence she had no idea what she had unleashed upon herself when she suggested a Draw Muhammad day after becoming upset at the censorship of her favourite show South Park.

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I am Charlie

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I am not a cartoonist, what I am is a writer. Pictures however tell a thousand words and so do videos.

View this collection and form your own conclusions. Yes the people filming will have an agenda but they cannot force the people on camera to act the way they act or say the things they say can they?

I have an agenda. My agenda is that I fear Islam gaining a hold on my country as it is a political ideology not just an oppressive religion. I think that Muhammad was a pedophile who had sex with a 9 year old girl that he ‘ married ‘? when she was six and I think that Islam allows child brides and does not reject pedophilia. I think that Islam takes away? freedom of speech and has no tolerance for any other culture or religion. I think that Islam is the polar opposite of Feminism as women are controlled and are treated as chattels not equals. My agenda is to do what Charlie Hebdo did. To hold up a mirror to Islam and to to encourage debate on Islam. I will not be silenced and I will not let fear of retaliation stop me holding up that mirror. When those Islamic terrorists massacred the cartoonists and journalists in France my resolve hardened to the point that I now feel compelled to act.

If they are going to murder a person for drawing an image of Muhammad I might as well go the whole hog and expose as much as I can about Islam before they decide to remove my right to life. In for a penny in for a pound my parents always said.

Please watch these videos and decide for yourself what you see.

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Face of the day

 

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cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed a team to investigate today’s face of the day, cartoonist Mohammed Sabaaneh. Despite being censored by his own Editors and being imprisoned in the past by Israel for five months because of? contact with a hostile organisation? in 2013 he still does not agree with freedom of expression. He argues that a cartoonist should not harm any religion.

He was against the re-publication by Western newspapers of Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of Mohammed. “Republishing them reactivates hatred and hostility. It’s provoking more hatred in the society, based on religion.”

Ironically however it was Sabaaneh’s cartoon of Mohammed that got him suspended from his job and under investigation.

He tells Ben Lynfield in Ramallah that he just wanted to make people think

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It was meant to be a favourable image, designed to counter negative stereotypes of Islam in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shootings.

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Face of the day

Today’s face of the day has had his life changed forever because of a drawing. A drawing that frankly looks like a child drew it.

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I am no art critic but even as a cartoon it doesn’t impress. The offence and push back in reaction to this drawing is obscene in its intensity and violence. Last Saturday an Islamic terrorist in Denmark almost succeeded in ending the artist’s life. Who is this man that now has to lives his life under constant threat of death because of a drawing?

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has faced death threats for many years

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Seeing what we expect to see

It is funny how our brains work. I saw a political cartoon this morning and initially thought that the cartoonist had finally seen the light regarding the danger Islam presents in Europe. Alas, my brain saw what it wanted to see and further study of the cartoon revealed a totally different message.
Just like when we see shapes in the clouds our brains try to make sense and allocate meaning when we view a cartoon.
This is the shape that is usually at the front of my mind these days so this is the shape that my brain saw in the cartoon.
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Asterix creator comes out of retirement for Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post reports:

The 87-year-old cartoonist behind the famous French comic “Asterix” has come out of retirement to pay tribute to those killed during the attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices?earlier this week.

Albert Uderzo published two images in France, and shared both with the official “Asterix” Twitter account, expressing to fans: “Moi aussi je suis un Charlie” (I too am Charlie).

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“Drive them into the sea”

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Joe Sacco, The Guadian

Face of the day

Today’s Face of the day is a man of courage, a man who stood for freedom of expression, a man who persisted in the face of danger. His body guard was not able to save him or the others at his newspaper. I honour him, and them today and I challenge us all to not let their deaths be in vain. We too must be brave. We too must stand strong against this worldwide threat against the freedoms that we hold so dear.

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Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier Photo: AFP

Stephane Charbonnier, editor of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, was among four cartoonists killed in the Paris massacre which left 12 people dead in total.

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