11 thoughts on “Drawn From Everywhere

  1. Llareggub

    Seems that Charlie Hebdo had double standards.

    “In 2008, another of Charlie Hebdo’s famous cartoonists, Siné, wrote a short note citing a news item that President Sarkozy’s son Jean was going to convert to Judaism to marry the heiress of a prosperous appliance chain. Siné added the comment, “He’ll go far, this lad.” For that, Siné was fired by Philippe Val on grounds of “anti-Semitism”. Siné promptly founded a rival paper which stole a number of Charlie Hebdo readers, revolted by CH’s double standards.”

      1. Llareggub

        The trial was in 2009. In 2010, Siné won a 40,000-euro court judgment against his former publisher for wrongful termination.

    1. sancho

      Hey! Nobody wants to hear about that! People are out marching and generally feeling good about themselves. The kind of inconvenient cr*p you are espousing is not welcome. Dont you understand that people died?! For the sake of those poor people can’t you just leave these inconvenient truths alone. It’s just insensitive on your part. Just to give you heads up, if you could also not mention that numerous types of speech are actually prohibited in France (and Ireland) and that France has an issue with institutional racism towards Arabs and generally anyone of a different color (typically those from its former colonies which it raped and pillaged), that would be appreciated. But yeah- pipe down on any nuances. Nuance doesnt fit in my FB status and really, I’m rather busy and dont have time to drill down to understand any of the issues on hand- other than 10 white people died doing what they love- insulting Islam.

  2. Mr. T.

    Millions turn out to not ask why Islamic terrorism is happening in the first place.

    If you never seek the causes and seek solutions, then the terrorism will continue and intensify. Terrorism is not right. It’s not acceptable. But you can’t keep condemning it without finding out why it happens.

    It’s not rocket science.

    1. Brian Walsh Pictures

      I turned out, Mr T., to show my digust for the fact that innocent people died violently for drawing pictures. I frequently question the causes of terrorism, and have also turned out to show my disgust for appalling acts by the West against Muslim-majority countries (and indeed against muslims who live in the west). You don’t have to choose a side whose atrocities you’ll condemn exclusively.

  3. Soundings

    “No God shoots a 77 year old unarmed man” says one road warrior above

    Obviously not familiar with the Christian God who spent a great deal of His time before He became a dad, smiting anyone who got on His nerves, including all the firstborn in Egypt when the pharaoh wouldn’t let the Jews return to Palestine, and a whole bunch of first born in Genesis, simply because He felt they were evil, not to mention poor auld Onan who invented masturbation, he smote around 50,000 Jews for taking a peek inside the ark of the covenant (which dwarves the handful which Hollywood smote in Indiana Jones), pre-parenting God smote Jeroboam who invented large drinks measures, He even smote good king Herod (“And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.”). And not satisfied with smiting humans, He took His smiting out on every species when he flooded the gaff. And remember, back in the days of Genesis, folks were living to the ripe old age of 900 odd, so there’s good chances He smote plenty of 77-year olds.

    But having said that, rest in peace Cabu, my favorite cartoon is of you and your colleagues approaching the Pearly Gates and the white bearded god with his head in his hands muttering “Oh no, not them”.

    1. Nice Anne (Dammit(

      No God shoots a 77 year old unarmed man because there is no huge benefactor / smiter in the sky with or without an AK47.

      Invisible friends don’t have real guns. Sheesh.

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