TWELVE DEAD, MAGAZINE SILENCED IN PARIS TERRORIST ATTACK [UPDATED]
Three masked men kill 12 people after storming the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, then flee after a gun battle
The bodies of victims are being removed from a Paris building as police conduct a major manhunt for gunmen who killed 12 at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Three masked gunmen stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked for its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed. French police officials say they have identified three men as suspects and have named them. The attackers were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack on Wednesday morning. Police sources have said two brothers from the Paris region and another man from Rheims have been linked to the attack.
The intent is clear.
Here are some of the Muhammed Cartoons and two links to my archive of cartoon images and commentary. Here is another link that has a more extensive treatment of the flap.
The Muhammad Cartoons of Jyllands-Posten
The German court has ruled, but what will be the aftermath?
A Berlin court has rejected an emergency appeal by three mosques to prohibit a far-right group from displaying caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad at a demonstration this weekend.
The Berlin administrative court ruled Thursday the caricatures were protected by laws allowing artistic free expression and their display alone did not violate laws against slander nor those against inciting hate or violence.
Three mosques had filed the appeal after the far-right “Citizens Movement — Pro Germany” had said it would display the caricatures during its Aug. 18 demonstration in the capital, being held under the slogan “Islam does not belong in Germany — stop Islamization.”
Yet, there continue to be newspapers in the United States who continue to refuse to print the cartoons.
I wonder what the demonstration will bring on the weekend?
The Muhammad Cartoon Archive