Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Je Suis Charlie

I really want to admire the people behind the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. After last week's horrific assault on their offices by Islamic militants, they're still up and running, putting out a new issue. The "reason" for the lethal and cowardly attack was the appearance in an issue of Charlie Hebdo of a cartoon featuring Islam's Prophet Mohammed which is a really, really big no-no amongst Muslims (or at least the blood thirsty psychopaths who act in the name of Islam). So Charlie Hebdo is not only putting out a new issue but with a cover cartoon of a bug-eyed Prophet Muhammad shedding a tear and holding a sign that says "Je Suis Charlie". Or in other words, a big "fuck you" to Islamic extremists. 

Spinner Rack Flashback: June 1977

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