The Meaning Of Democracy In The Western World

Freedom of Expression


At least, in theory, freedom of speech allows people to publish their ideas without censorship (for the most part). But some use that freedom to publish lies and rumors on their periodicals. Much to one’s surprise, they rarely ever face any consequences for their actions.

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Freedom To Mock Someone’s Belief?

*Images on the article were edited out to respect the sanctities.

Most of us have heard of Charlie Hebdo and Jyllands Posten for their infamous Muhammad Cartoons that sparked anger in the Muslim world. But very few may know that Charlie Hebdo has also been offending many Christians even long before then.

WhileOn 30 September 2005, the Danish newspaperJyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons, most of which insulting the prophet of Islam.Read more

Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons

On February 9, 2006. Under the title “Mahomet débordé par les intégristes” (“Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists”), the front page showed a cartoon of the prophet weeping saying “C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons” (“it’s hard being loved by jerks”).The newspaper reprinted the twelve cartoons of the Jyllands-PostenMuhammad cartoons controversy and added some of their own. Charlie Hebo’s infamous cartoon depiction of prophet Muhammad outraged Muslims. Then again in September 2012, the newspaper published a series of satirical cartoons of Prophet Muhammad. [39][40] that sparked anger in the Muslim world.Read more

Quartz Magazine’s Comments On Charlie Hebdo:

*Images on the article were edited out to respect the sanctities.

“Charlie Hebdo has had more legal run-ins with Christians than with Muslims

January 7, 2015
Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, has raised the ire of Islamic militants before by publishing cartoons of the prophet Muhammed and other Muslim leaders—its office was firebombed in 2011 after it ran a provocative issue supposedly guest-edited by the prophet. The deadly attack on the magazine’s office in Paris today by heavily armed gunmen—whom witnesses described as crying “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) during the shooting—appears to be similarly motivated. French president François Hollande said the attack was “a terrorist attack, without a doubt.”“Charlie Hebdo must be veiled!” But Charlie Hebdo is not anti-Islam as much as it is anti-religion and broadly anti-establishment. It defends its “right to blasphemy,” in the words (and drawings) of Bernard Velhac, known as Tignous, one of the cartoonists killed in the shootings today. “We publish caricatures every week, but people only describe them as declarations of war when it’s about the person of the Prophet or radical Islam,” cartoonist Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb, told Der Spiegel in 2012. He was also killed in the shootings today.
Around the time of the 2011 controversy over its Muhammed issue, the magazine’s editor noted that the publication had been 
sued 13 times by Catholic organizations
  but only once by a Muslim one. Below are some of the many Charlie Hebdo magazine covers taking aim at Christian icons and church leaders over the years:A pun on the Catholic church’s opposition to gay marriage, featuring the father, the son, and the holy spirit.The Pope goes too far! “This is my body!” (holding a condom).God doesn’t exist! “That turd! I had my doubts!”“The true story of the baby Jesus.” The issue was pitched as: “What your pastor never dared tell you is finally revealed in this new Gospel according to Riss [the cartoonist]. Because did you know that the Baby Jesus was a child of sin, scourge of dragons, sandpit faith-healer, child-killer, blinder of men, hyperactive child-king, tormentor of his teachers, and apprentice prophet?”A modern pope. “Hey, God, do you have any shampoo?… Oh come on, hello?… Helloooo?”Pedophile bishops. “Make movies, like Polanski…”Vatican: Another rigged election! “Let me down, I want to vote!”

But these are not allowed?

Russian media is banned on YouTube. They are banned in most countries in Europe as well as in Canada.

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