Celebrating the Religion of Peace

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Fun times in France -- from the UK Telegraph:
French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement
The offices of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed by a petrol bomb, a day after it named the Prophet Mohammed as its �editor-in-chief� for this week�s issue.

The fiercely anti-clerical magazine said the move, which included renaming the publication �Sharia Hebdo�, was intended to "celebrate" the victory of Islamist party Ennhada in Tunisia's election.

Charlie Hedbo's editor-in-chief, known as Charb, told France Info radio: "We no longer have a newspaper. All our equipment has been destroyed or has melted."

No injuries have been reported.

A single Molotov cocktail was thrown at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris�s 20th arrondissement at around 1am. The ensuing fire was rapidly put out, but a large amount of material in the office was destroyed, police said.

�We cannot, today, put together a paper,� said Charb. �But we will do everything possible to do one next week. Whatever happens, we�ll do it. There is no question of giving in,� he said, adding that the magazine is filing a legal complaint against persons unknown.
Good that they are not backing down. Their website was defaced too with the following posted:
Charlie Hebdo's website has also been hacked with a message in English and Turkish cursing the magazine.

The message said: "You keep abusing Islam's almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech.

"Be God's curse upon you!"
I can only imagine how much it must hurt to be that willfully stupid. For more info on Islam in general, visit The Religion of Peace. The numbers for October, 2011:
  • Jihad Attacks: 170
  • Countries: 16
  • Religions: 5
  • Dead Bodies: 652
  • Critically Injured: 1307
The Charlie Hebdo website is here: Charlie Hebdo (no content as yet) Google Translate is here.

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