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    French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo is to publish a special edition, as a comic book biography of the life of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, adapted directly from the work of classical Muslim writers, described by its editor Charb as "perfectly halal".



    The magazine has previously courted controversy by published cartoons of Muhammad has been heavily criticised by the government, is at the centre of lawsuits from Muslim groups over incitement to hatred, but such editions increase circulation dramatically and have a reputation for selling out fast.

    Charb's justification is to educate people about the man so they can satirise him further. That while they know the life and teachings of Jesus well, they don't have the same understanding of Mohammed. And that accusations that representing Muhammad visually is blasphemous, is based on Muslim tradition rather than the word of the Koran.

    After Charlie Hebdo published a satirical special in 2011 called "Sharia Hebdo" their officed were burned, their website hacked and Charb received death threats, and has lived with police protection. It doesn't seem to have blunted him much. He even suggest this publication be placed in schools by the government.

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    There's an argument to be made that the more you offend, the more the offended become desensitized and by default, more tolerant. After all, no one can keep themselves worked up into a murderous rage 24/7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Offenberg View Post
    There's an argument to be made that the more you offend, the more the offended become desensitized and by default, more tolerant. After all, no one can keep themselves worked up into a murderous rage 24/7.
    You must not have been paying attention to these boards in the past year and the Before Watchmen and Gail Simone threads...

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    The only reason Muslims don't want Mohammed depicted visually is because it would show the sheer moral corruption of their religion. For example, Mohammed marries a 6 year old girl and consummates the marriage when she is 9. It's the same reason Christians sanitize Old Testament stories like Noah's Ark instead of pointing out that it is a story about a jealous, petulant, genocidal god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comedian View Post
    The only reason Muslims don't want Mohammed depicted visually is because it would show the sheer moral corruption of their religion. For example, Mohammed marries a 6 year old girl and consummates the marriage when she is 9. It's the same reason Christians sanitize Old Testament stories like Noah's Ark instead of pointing out that it is a story about a jealous, petulant, genocidal god.
    What an enlightened attitude you have. We should make you the goodwill ambassador to the middle east, with your attitude you could solve the wars in no time.

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    Am I the only one wondering how two nations can listen to the exact same word, and hear two totally different things?

    The French hear "Mahomet" and the English "Muhammad".

    I realize it's Arabic, but Muslims all pronounce the guy's name the same way amongst one another, right? So French and English should be hearing the same thing PHONETICALLY, if nothing else. But even phonetically, those two names barely sound like one another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilsmurf View Post
    What an enlightened attitude you have. We should make you the goodwill ambassador to the middle east, with your attitude you could solve the wars in no time.
    I'm sorry but calling out bullshit for what it is is not being "enlightened"? In my opinion, ALL religions are harmful and the Abrahamic ones in particular are especially harmful. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all equally harmful. And as far as the wars go, I subscribe to "Know God, No Peace...No God, Know Peace."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comedian View Post
    The only reason Muslims don't want Mohammed depicted visually is because it would show the sheer moral corruption of their religion. For example, Mohammed marries a 6 year old girl and consummates the marriage when she is 9. It's the same reason Christians sanitize Old Testament stories like Noah's Ark instead of pointing out that it is a story about a jealous, petulant, genocidal god.
    Theres a lot soild base here... The Muslim is a one of the most violent religions know to man.

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