Posted on January 7, 2015

The Cartoons that Sparked Jihad

AR Staff, American Renaissance, January 7, 2015

Charlie Hebdo has been infuriating Muslims since 2006, when it published the caricatures of Mohammed that appeared in the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten. In 2012, it caused further outrage when it satirized the 14-minute video Muhammad Movie Trailer, which was uploaded to the Internet in July. According to the New York Times, Muhammad portrays the prophet as “a child of uncertain parentage, a buffoon, a womanizer, a homosexual, a child molester and a greedy, bloodthirsty thug.” The video prompted violent demonstrations in Muslim countries that left 50 dead and hundreds wounded.

Here are some of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons that appeared at that time, with English translations.

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Other cartoons that angered Muslims have appeared over the years, including these:

If Mohammed Came Back

Title: If Mohammed Returned.

Mohammed: “I’m the prophet, you dope.”

Jihadiest: “Shut up, infidel.”

100 lashes

Title: “Sharia Hebdo” pasted over “Charlie Hebdo,” for this issue satirizing Muslim law.

Mohammed: 100 lashes if you don’t die laughing.

Koran Not Stop Bullets

Title: “Slaughter in Egypt.” “The Koran is shit.”

“It doesn’t stop bullets.”