[Marxism] Charlie Hebdo not Racist

Dan d.koechlin at wanadoo.fr
Tue Jan 13 16:36:05 MST 2015

They depicted RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS as goat-fuckers. My God (or no God) ! 
Can't you see the difference between an "Arab Muslim" and a "Religious 
Zealot"? Or do YOU think all Arab Muslims are religious fundamentalists? 
In that case, YOU, my friend, are racist. Very racist. Fortunately, 
Charlie Hebdo, ALWAYS made sure that viewers would UNMISTAKINGLY 
understand that a character with a long beard, a crazed expression, a 
long robe and a blade/or bomb was a bigot. This did NOT apply to Muslims 
Charlie was also infamous for depicting nuns as crazy, the French 
military as bloodthirsty, vainglorious buffoons, orthodox jews as people 
with a kippa and long yarmaduks, Israeli Soldiers as killers, etc.
To claim that Charlie was/is racist is not only disengenious, it is a 
purpouseful lie that can only benefit those who want to impose THEIR 
NOTION that all Muslims SHOULD become crazed zealots.

On 14/01/2015 00:22, Charles Faulkner wrote:
> i'm no expert on charlie hebdo but i think if you go back and look at 
> the images you will see that they typically portray arab muslims, not 
> just muhammad, in the most grotesque way.  never white muslims for 
> instance, or asian muslims for that matter.  consistently arab 
> muslims.  it just looks obvious that the cartoons are meant to provoke 
> the muslims in france, who are mostly arab.  comparisons to cartoons 
> in america and elsewhere abound and the irish example is very well 
> taken.  it really is disingenuous to flaunt such cartoons and then 
> claim that great care was taken to make a distinction.
> "wax lyrical" about religion?  not here friend.
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> Charlie Hebdo never published anything racist. Ever. Says me.
> If you can show me real evidence of a RACIST cartoon or statement from
> Charlie Hebdo, please do so.
> Depicting Jesus being buggered is not racist.
> Depicting religious zealots, with long beards and holding the Coran,
> buggering goats is not racist.
> Comparing such depictions of religious zealots to anti-Irish cartoons of
> the 19th century is blatently
> Charlie HEbdo was ALWAYS careful to point out that fundamentalist ISlam
> was the problem not Muslims.
> I realize the Saoudi, Quatari and Pakistani authorities are spending
> billions trying to control 1.5 billion Muslims by projecting ISlam as
> under siege. The aim is to relegate
> Human Rights to the dustbin of history so that religiously sanctioned
> ambitions can dominate.
> Fortunately, a majority of Muslims can still think for themsleves and
> marched in support of Charlie Hebdo, at least in France.
> Depicting Chalrie HEbdo as racist for portraying ISIS and AL Quaeda and
> fundamentalist preachers as goat-fuckers is not racism.
> Claiming the contrary is Islamist propaganda and siding with the
> religious authorities of countries where blaspheming is banned and so is
> social activism.
> I suspect some on the left have lost sight of the goal of human
> emancipation, the better to wax lyrical about the empowering, communal
> aspects of religion. And other such horse manure born from deeply
> ingrained American religiosity.
> So SHOW ME an example of so called Charlie HEbdo racism !
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