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The start of this debate was O's post about the barbarians of religion storming the gates

Then I'll leave you to debate that subject with him. It's not my thesis, nor is it Charlie Hebdo's.

Why this obsession with the religion of brown-skinned immigrants who are struggling with prejudice and poverty anyway?

Why this obsession with skin colour? The implied "people who criticize Islam are racist" non-sequitur does not pass muster as an argument here.

Can't Charlie Hebdo for once attack the rich and powerful and risk retaliation?

They do it every week. Why do you pretend not to know that? The implied argument that they have attacked the poor and powerless is, of course, nonsense (or would at least require that you provide some evidence to back it up).

Here's a starting point for your research : the page of Charlie's special editions, which doesn't yet include the new one dedicated to Mahomet.

If you think there's some sort of sinister racism in the fact that Mahomet has yellow skin, here's this week's front-page drawing by the same caricaturist :



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 07:29:40 AM EST
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