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Top Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz says will no longer draw Mohammed

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:16 AM
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Interesting. I wonder if he was put under some kind of pressure to do this. Also, what is the point of actually making a statement about this? Is he trying to mend things in some way or trying to appeal to Extremists senses in some manner?

Just seems odd to me.


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Paris (AFP) - Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's front cover picture of Mohammed following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team by jihadists in January, has told a French magazine he will no longer draw the prophet.

"I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me," he told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday.

"I'm not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Mohammed)."

Luz's cover image in January portrayed Mohammed with a sign saying "Je Suis Charlie" under the words "All is forgiven".




posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:19 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Not fun anymore? lost the thrill?, did it, experiment worked..maybe decided that pissing off a bunch of people with no sanity were this is regarded has lost it's charm



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:29 AM
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Well, this just proves that religious intolerance of free expression/speech has won the day. What a proud day liberal western society when we give into intimidation by religious zealots.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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It sounds like the terrorists won. This will encourage more attacks.

I can understand it from a personal standpoint, but the reality is that this is a victory for violence and terrorism.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

To me someone who does something just to piss off another is a troll. I get the feeling it might of been a personal decision.
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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

I agree. Maybe he asked himself if purposefully offending someone was truly the spirit of "free speech"... I totally support the freedom to offend, but if he's decided to stop, I commend him.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Soo, terrorist and fanatics are winning the war against free speech, lets celebrate and don't forget to bend down for prayers at sundown you don't want to offend anybody and face terroristic retaliation, right?

How ridiculous.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Metallicus

To me someone who does something just to piss off another is a troll. I get the feeling it might of been a personal decision.



To me people who kill others to stop them from doing what is perfectly legal in their country are bullies of an insane kind [my way or death!]

Please also remember that not only Mohammed was drawn but Jesus and hundreds of other people too, so there is no particular focus on their prophet, hence it isn't trolling.

If it winds them up, fine, make a statement or file a lawsuit. Last time I looked in a civilised society you don't go and force your view upon others by murder. If you don't get that, I have to assume that you agree with their actions. Shame on you.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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originally posted by: Hecate666


If it winds them up, fine, make a statement or file a lawsuit. Last time I looked in a civilised society you don't go and force your view upon others by murder. If you don't get that, I have to assume that you agree with their actions. Shame on you.


Then people complain why we are losing our rights to freedoms in our free society, terrorist are winning the war and we are letting them do it because we don't want to offend them.

Thanks for that statement.

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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

He might be looking around his office and noticed less people than before..that would weigh on my conscience. I agree 100% that free speech is very important but with that some personal responsibility.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: Hecate666

You know what they say about assuming.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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I think anyone can understand a "war torn" soldier.

Hopefully, someone else continues the fight - - because the world can not allow the beliefs of some to control the ALL.

He is open to change his mind, if reason presents itself.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Sadly terrorist and fanatics do not know the meaning of freedoms and have no clue what personal responsibility is all about.


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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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Perhaps he simply doesn't want to be pigeon-holed creatively as the guy who draws Muhammed?

I'm sure freedom of speech and religion are just one of his many creative interests. Perhaps he feels his point on that subject has been made.
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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

No but I do.
You read the part where I implied the muslims were insane regarding this cartoon stuff.
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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Good for you, but one littler grain of salt in the sea of freedoms oppressors and religious pushers is not going to be enough.

Anti any freedoms seeker has made their life long commitment to their believes that they will succeed and casualties are all acceptable.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: vonclod

Sorry but I didn't , as I was addressing a post made by another poster, I apologize for that.


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posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

No worries..it's a surreal conversation to be having, I don't want to paint all the Muslims as crazy either, my mothers husband is Muslim and he could care less about it, I get the importance of free speech but I don't know what was gained.
Nobody should die for it either way.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 12:34 PM
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Free speech is perhaps what he was going for, but to have his colleagues killed is no small thing to have to live with. Free speech shows the negative consequences it can provoke. Why must people always assume that we must absolutely voice every thought we have without some kind of self censorship? Putting it out there cost them dearly and I would bet that for him the stress of it has come home to roost. Just my two cents.



posted on Apr, 29 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
To me someone who does something just to piss off another is a troll. I get the feeling it might of been a personal decision.


Agree. However, there's satire and there's trolling.

Our liberal western (and mainly secular) society was built over the broken back of those who forced their religious intolerance on others and satire was a tool in the kit bag. It seems for some parts of our "new" society, we should remain firmly rooted in the medieval.



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