Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Charlie Hebdo attacked by Russians after French magazine publishes 'blasphemous' cartoons mocking the Egypt air disaster

Charlie Hebdo sure are gluttons for punishment.  Do they want Russian operatives to get the staff that the Muslims missed? Russians are not the meek and mild people of the West.  A bit of Polonium or ricin in the coffee at Charlie Hebdo would seem a distinct possibility

Russians hit out at Charlie Hebdo after it published cartoons mocking the Egypt air disaster.  The French magazine featured two cartoons relating to the Metrojet plane, going from Sharm El Sheikh to St Petersburg, which crashed in Sinai on October 31, killing all 224 people on board.

The first drawing showed a passenger's skull, with the caption: 'The dangers of Russian low cost flights'.

The second showed the plane's debris falling on an Islamist militant, with the legend: 'The Russian air force is intensifying its air strikes.'

It emerged last night that investigators are now 90 per cent sure the aircraft was downed by a bomb. 

VK, one of Russia's largest social media networks, said on Sunday the magazine's cartoons had been the most discussed topic by its more than 100 million active users over the weekend.

But Russians also took to Twitter to express their anger and disgust too.

Anna Isayeva said: 'Insane cynicism and a mockery of the memory of the victims of this terrible tragedy.'

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said he thought the cartoons were 'pure blasphemy' and had nothing to do with democracy or freedom of expression.

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia's foreign ministry, posted on Facebook: 'Is anyone still Charlie?'

It was a reference to the catchphrase 'Je Suis Charlie', used to express sympathy with the French magazine after Islamist gunmen killed 11 people at its Paris headquarters in January.

Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, also weighed in, saying he thought the cartoonists responsible for the two images were not humans.



Use the Name, Luke said...

When they hit the news because of the Islamic murders, I seem to recall it coming out that Charlie Hebdo make it a regular practice to be as offensive as possible to everyone. If your goal is to make everyone mad at you, eventually someone will take a swing at you. Usually, that might be a libel suit. But there are those who carry things quite a bit further.

Given that, it's not surprising that they eventually targeted someone (Islam) that reacted with physical violence. Maybe they should have learned from the past and considered Russia and Putin's history.

A wise person would focus on discovering and promoting the truth instead of trying to pick fights. After all, if your goal is to pick a fight, eventually you'll find one.

Anonymous said...

It's ridiculous for people to get upset about what one magazine chooses to publish and a magazine well known for publishing such provocative cartoons. If you don't like it ignore it - or don't buy the magazine - or don't look at the magazine !!!

Anonymous said...

"A wise person would focus on discovering and promoting the truth instead of trying to pick fights. After all, if your goal is to pick a fight, eventually you'll find one."

Sounds like what Bush did after 911.

Use the Name, Luke said...

"Sounds like what Bush did after 911."

As if deliberately killing thousands of American citizens was somehow not picking a fight. Sheesh.

Bird of Paradise said...

Liberals,liberals,liberals WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

Alpha Skua said...

Blame Bush that's what brainless liberals always do

Anonymous said...

I see that there are a lot of revisionist history buffs here. Bush invaded a country (Iraq) that had nothing to do with 911. How many thousands of people died and continue to die in that conflict? I guess American Red, White, and Blue lives only matter.