Tuesday, January 1, 2013
French Charlie Hebdo launches 'series' about the life of the Prophet Mohammed.Part I - "The beginnings of a prophet."
French Charlie Hebdo launches 'series' about the life of the Prophet Mohammed.Part I - "The beginnings of a prophet."(CharlieHebdo).GoogleTranslate.
Who owns Muhammad? He belongs to all. He is the prophet of Muslims, of course, but for others it is a historical figure or a legend.We can caricature draw Muhammad as a caricature of Jesus , Napoleon or Zorro.
When we depict a Muhammad cartoon in Charlie, we caricature mostly the idea that the extremists make of him.Or we use Muhammad to oppose Muslim radicals.
In all cases, it is the vision of God's madmen that determines the way we portray Muhammad.
We must tell the truth we do not know Muhammad.
In the West, everybody can quote episodes from the life of Jesus, but who can quote an episode from the life of Muhammad?
Is this normal in a country like France, where Islam is presented as a second religion?
We have portrayed the life of Muhammad as the Muslims chroniclers have told. No humor added.
If the form will appear blasphemous to some, the bottom is perfectly halal ... For you to see.
Update: On Monday a senior political advisor to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the work as a deliberate provocation. "To transform the life of the prophet of Islam into a cartoon is in itself a mistake," Ibrahim Kalin wrote on his Twitter account. "Whatever the people at Charlie Hebdo say, this is a provocation." Charlie Hebdo has on several occasions published cartoon versions of Islam's prophet in a declared effort to defend free speech, to the fury of many Muslims who believe depicting Prophet Mohammed is sacrilegious. Full story here.