Street Artist Combo Brutally Attacked for Pacifist Tag Post Charlie Hebdo

Coline Milliard, Artnet, February 5, 2015

It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”

But in Paris, this particular iteration of the popular inscription–here, created by the street artist Combo, who also pasted a life-size photo of himself next to it–didn’t go down well with everybody. Le Monde reports that four young people asked the artist to remove it last weekend, and beat him up severely when he refused to do so.

Combo ended up with a dislocated shoulder and many bruises.


The attack is characteristic of the inter-religious tensions that plague France and have been exacerbated by the Charlie Hebdo tragedy (see 12 Killed at Magazine Previously Attacked for Satirical Cartoons). Combo declined to discuss the identity of his assailants. “It would only add fuel to the fire,” he told the French newspaper.


Reclaiming the djellaba, the artist’s inclusive messages have cropped up all over Paris. One asked “did you know that Muslims finish their prayers with ‘Amen,’ like Jews and Christians?” Another read “In France, 50,000 Muslim soldiers protect our country.” It was soon defaced with a Swastika.

Despite his right arm in a sling, Combo appears to remain optimistic. He told Le Monde, “Too bad for them, I’m left-handed.”

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  • In that which we see proof that coexisting is not possible.

    I wonder if there are a lot of “Coexist” bumper stickers on a lot of cars in Saudi Arabia.

    • Red

      The good thing about those bumper stickers is that it lets you know who you are dealing with.

      • The sort of people that run around with “Coexist” bumper stickers are hard to get along with.

        • Douglas Quaid

          This is true. They are all love and compassion until you inform them that you think they are wrong about something. They usually react with a mixture of shock and anger due to the fact that you are not a mushy relativist like them, and they quickly revert to name calling.

          • I have found that they’re even hard to get along with in general, even if you don’t try to mix it up with them on politics.

      • dmxinc

        Yes, a complete idiot.

    • NoMosqueHere

      The Saudis would cut your hands off for pulling a stunt like that.

    • Fr. John+

      Precisely. Only someone who knows nothing of the creeds represented, would think that they could ‘coexist’ at all.

      Liberals are total fools. Verifiable.

  • IstvanIN

    ““In France, 50,000 Muslim soldiers protect our country.””
    YIKES! Talk about a well-armed fifth column.

    • Magician

      “our country”……?

      • GeneticsareDestiny

        As soon as they reach critical mass in any area they start trying to incorporate it into Dar al Islam. Traditionally this has been the main method (other than outright warfare) that Muslims have expanded their territory, so I’m not surprised they’re trying it in France too.

        This is why we should never have let them live anywhere in the West.

    • TruthBeTold

      It’s likely their Mosques are encouraging these Muslims to avail themselves of military training and access to munitions for later.

  • dd121

    The muzzies don’t seem too inclined to “just get along”. Brits should take note of that.

  • TruthBeTold

    A naive and ignorant useful tool.

    Despite his right arm in a sling, Combo appears to remain optimistic.

    Even a dose of reality doesn’t affect these people so stop saying they need a dose of reality.

    • bilderbuster

      True, but I’m not going to let that spoil the moment for me.

  • superlloyd

    Who’s he kidding? Muslims can’t co exist with anyone as 1400 years of history proves. A muslim libtard? He was probably manufactured by the PTB.

    • Apparently, this middle-eastern looking ‘artist’ didn’t get the memo that there isn’t any such animal as a ‘moderate muslim.’ He didn’t realize that this is only what muslims who want to fool white westerners say as a means of promoting their stealth Jihad.

      • BulgAryan

        yep, he looks Arab

  • Oh, I thought muslims were supposed to be ‘enriching’ us since, you know, our white culture is so boring? Apparently, these muslims who beat the snot out of this very muslim looking ‘artist’ weren’t so ‘tolerant’ after all?

    Only white liberals are deluded enough to believe in the “coexist” message. Truth is, however, most religions ‘coexist’ quite fine . . . except the murderous bully on the block known as Islam and its fanatical adherents known as muslims.

    • dukem1


      As the smart people in the good old days used to put it.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    I usually hate ‘street art’ (formerly known as graffiti and property defacement), but I’m really looking forward to what performance art ‘four young people’ perform next.

    • bilderbuster

      I liked the Swastika artist better.

  • MartelsGhost

    Yeah the lefties love that coexist crud. Only because the crescent comes first……………………………………..

  • DiversityIsDeath

    Imbecile. He learned the hard way that muslims have no interest in “co-existing” with their weak, stupid, white hosts. They mean to CONQUER and RULE the fools who welcome them in.

    • bilderbuster

      He didn’t learn.
      I hope next time he gets his left arm broken just for being a Mid Eastern who’s painting graffiti on some Frenchman’s wall.

  • Reynardine

    An acquaintance of mine tried to convince me of the moral righteousness of street art. “Poor people don’t have anywhere to put up art and fight against the corporate message!” Would he say that about a swastika or KKK spraypainted on a wall? The swastika there is just as valid as his “street art.”

    If they can afford spray cans (spray paint is expensive), they can most definitely afford some pens and paper.

  • Combo declined to discuss the identity of his assailants. “It would only add fuel to the fire”

    Who is he kidding?
    White assailants would be immediately identified.

    • Reynardine

      Admission by omission.

  • Sick of it

    Why should native whites be forced to coexist with foreigners such as he?

    • bilderbuster

      After arriving from their Third World hellholes, non-Whites can’t stop themselves from telling us what we’re doing wrong in our nations and telling us how to correct things to their liking.

  • Paleoconn

    To be frank, I hate that stupid logo too.

    • Caucasoid88

      I prefer Goad’s:

  • LHathaway

    There you have it, 12 political murders in one day labeled, ‘inter-religious tension . . . so Europe is quite a lot like the USA, a place where you can be killed and the paper will sum it up as ‘tensions’ and dismiss it with only that term.

    • Winston_Jack

      Pretty much. Wasn’t the Fort Hood massacre in Texas (committed by a Moslem) classified as “workplace violence” or something like that?

  • The ‘artist’ Combo might want to change his name to Dumbo.

    (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)

  • Winston_Jack

    I don’t know about anyone else here, but this is definitely
    MY Amren feel-good article of the week!

  • WR_the_realist

    Combo declined to discuss the identity of his assailants. “It would only add fuel to the fire,” he told the French newspaper.

    He leaves us to guess. Well, I’m guessing that his assailants weren’t Catholics.

    • John Smith


  • a1781054

    The only people I see with COEXIST bumper stickers are White.

  • Douglas Quaid

    I hate those stupid “coexist” stickers, they symbolize a mind of mush, anytime you see a car with one on it you can rest assured you are dealing with an idiot. As if the 10 other “Save the Planet” and “Obama 2012” stickers didn’t give that away already.

    Side note: Why is it that almost every time a car has more than 3 bumper stickers on it they are almost always liberal?

    • Who Me?

      Because, being liberals, they just have to advertise to everyone who sees them that they are so open-minded their brains fell out.

  • Nimadan

    “In France, 50,000 Muslim soldiers protect our country.”

    Of all the mistakes France has made, hiring muslim mercenaries
    to serve in their army may turn out to have been the worst. The
    overlapping pools of black and muslim troops are overwhelmingly
    concentrated in the ranks of the infantry, ie the trigger-pullers. This
    in a country where only a small minority of the White population is
    familiar with firearms.

  • Who Me?

    Every time I see one of those silly, sappy “coexist” bumper stickers, (usually on the hind end of a g-d Prius) I feel like painting a red swastika on it, too.

  • Guest

    How about this one?

  • Speedy Steve

    How about these?

  • Hammerheart

    Keep on chugging Islam, derail the freakshow we call the diversity coalition.

  • Pat Kittle

    The Israel lobby is the single biggest reason Western borders stay open regardless.

    It knew (and knows) exactly what would happen.

    Don’t confuse the effects with the cause.

  • Magician

    Only in UK –

    – Young local white women claw at each other to be in the arms of a black man

    – When a white woman suffers a murder crime or an acid attack crime on a white woman, she is often the criminal’s own lover or wife ( Katie Piper )

    – Muslims can freely, openly and and publicy express their hatred on any non-muslim community without worrying about the local police force

    – a blond mother feels disappointed that she is no longer biologically able to give births, after giving births to eight black kids, and also shamelessly and proudly states she and her kids will continue taking advantage of the British welfare system for the rest of their lives. If you want to have an idea of the amount of social assistance this British mother receives every month, seven of her kids have his or her own personal tablet


  • Fritz

    I have a great bumper sticker that is a parody on that Coexist sticker. Mine says Capitalist spelled out with guns and a cross and a statue of Liberty, etc. I always love pulling in front of Liberals who have that Coexist sticker. I also have one that says, Cops lives matter. You can find them on eBay if you search capitalist or cops lives bumper sticker.

    • Pelayo

      If I didn’t keep my car outside and the rain didn’t ruin it I would put a “This bumper sticker changes nothing” bumper sticker.

      • John Smith

        Yeah, I’d rather not sh*t up my car with meaningless feel-good either.

  • Pelayo

    I love poetic justice. But some are just too brainwashed to accept reality when it literally hits them.

  • John Smith

    They don’t want to and he couldn’t make them. Still carrying water for tolerance of islam – the idiot.