Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Hebdo’

Thousands protest in Pakistan over reprinting of Mohammad cartoons in France

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Tens of thousands of people protested across Pakistan on Friday against French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s reprinting of cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammad, chanting “Death to France” and calling for boycotts of French products. “Decapitation is the punishment of blasphemers,” read one of the placards carried by protesters. The cartoons sending up the Prophet Mohammad triggered Read more

Antisemitism is everyone’s business

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Antisemitism isn’t the business of Jews, it’s everyone’s business. So says a manifesto denouncing “a new antisemitism marked by Islamist radicalisation.” The manifesto has been signed by over 300 French dignitaries and stars. The manifesto was drafted by Philippe Val, a former editor at Charlie Hebdo, after a number of Jewish murders. It says the Read more

Catholics object to mockery but without resort to barbarism

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Catholics object to mockery of their religion, such as encasing a statue of the Virgin Mary in a condom, but show no signs of resorting to barbarism, said Tim Pankhurst, former editor of the Dominion Post. “The leader of the world’s Roman Catholics makes his point about inequality and injustice by washing poor people’s feet,” Read more

French bishops refuse to sign Charlie Hebdo declaration

Friday, February 20th, 2015

France’s Catholic Church has refused to sign a media declaration that challenges faith groups to give unreserved support for free speech. The declaration, proposed by the group Reporters without Borders (RSF), came after French religious leaders last week backed free speech, but stated it had to be exercised responsibly. The issue comes in the wake Read more