The satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo touched a nerve with extreme Muslims after it announced that the prophet Muhammad, always a controversial figure, would be a “guest editor” for the magazine. It even went as far as to hype the event by renaming the magazine “Charia Hebdo,” a play on the sharia law. They knew they might turn some heads, but it was just another day for the magazine that lives and dies on the “controversy creates cash” mantra. However, they were not ready for what would happen next. Staff for the magazine found their offices in ruins after Islamic militants firebombed it.
You might think that staff at Charlie Hebdo might have learned their lesson on inciting the Muslim public. However, not ones to back down in the face of a crisis, they have now replied to the attack with an even more inflammatory (pardon the pun) magazine cover. It features a gay Muslim man kissing another man with the inscription “L’Amour plus fort que la haine” below. If you forgot your high school French, that is “love is stronger than hate” in English. The cover is being frequently referred to as “Gay Muhammud” in the media. No doubt, this will not help appease the Muslim population.
So, what’s the moral of the story here? Poke fun at the prophet Muhammud…get bombed. Simple enough.
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