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CORRECTION: My Previous post titled 'Now Germans Make Fun' was meant to say, 'Now FRENCH make Fun'. I wrote 'Germans' by mistake. However, a German newspaper WAS blameworthy also - in addition to Italian, the Netherlands and Spanish publications. See Update Below. |
Now French Newspaper makes
fun of the Prophet صل الله عليه و سلم
as well as Allaah
Source: BBC News - February 1, 2006
|A French newspaper has reproduced a set of Danish caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad that have caused outrage in the Muslim world. |
France Soir said it had published the cartoons to show that "religious dogma" had no place in a secular society.
Their publication in Denmark has led to protests in several Arab nations.
Responding to France Soir's move, the French government said it supported press freedom - but added that beliefs and religions must be respected.
Islamic tradition bans depictions of the Prophet Muhammad or Allah.
Under the headline "Yes, we have the right to caricature God", France Soir ran a front page cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud.
It shows the Christian deity saying: "Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here."
The full set of Danish drawings, some of which depict the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist, were printed on the inside pages...
... The paper said it had decided to republish them "because no religious dogma can impose itself on a democratic and secular society"...
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
| Al-An'am (6):10|
وَلَقَدِ اسْتُهْزِئَ بِرُسُلٍ مِّن قَبْلِكَ فَحَاقَ بِالَّذِينَ سَخِرُواْ مِنْهُم مَّا كَانُواْ بِهِ يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
And indeed (many) Messengers were mocked before you, but their scoffers were surrounded by the very thing that they used to mock at.
| At-Tawbah (9):65|
وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
If you ask them (about this), they declare: "We were only talking idly and joking." Say: "Was it at Allâh, and His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) that you were mocking?"
French editor is sacked over cartoon of Muhammad صل الله عليه و سلم
Source: Scotsman News - February 2, 2006
|A FRENCH newspaper editor who printed a front-page cartoon featuring the Prophet Mohammad has been sacked for offending Muslims. |
Jacques Lefranc was dismissed by the owner of France Soir, as his paper became embroiled in a row between Muslims and the European press.
Muslim countries have imposed sanctions against Denmark after a Danish paper first printed Mohammad cartoons.
France Soir printed a new cartoon on its front page showing Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy figures sitting on a cloud, with the caption "Don't worry Mohammad, we've all been caricatures here".
Meanwhile, publications in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain re-ran the Danish cartoons.
However, France Soir owner Raymond Lakah said he "decided to remove Lefranc as a sign of respect".
أبو خَلِيلاً إبراهيم البخاري
Ibn Sharefah Abdul-Qawiyy
This message was edited by ibrahim.bukhari on 2-3-06 @ 7:12 PM