Artist: Arif Rafhan Othman
Charlie Hebdo may be bigoted, but it has a right to be so
By Zan Azlee
So who is to say that the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo is not guilty for being intentionally anti-Islam and provoking towards the Muslim community?
Although they satirise all major religions, it seems that the one that they give utmost focus on is Islam knowing full well that Muslims are the strictest when it comes to depicting the prophets.
When is the line crossed when humourous satire becomes hate-speech? Is humour and satire really meant to be offensive and hurtful and not laughed off?
So if Charlie Hebdo has been making fun of Islam all this while as evidence from all the cartoons they have published, then I guess they are racist, bigots and xenophobes.
As much as I can’t say I deny all of this and that I agree with whatever message they are trying to get across, I also can’t say that I am against how they are transmitting that message. [Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]