Is there an inherent Islamic hostility to representation?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 3, 2020


  The issue of Islam’s attitude to free expression is back in the news with the trial having begun of 14 alleged accomplices of the gunmen who massacred ‘Charlie Hebdo’ staffers in January 2015. The massacre, remember, was supposed to be revenge for ‘Charlie Hebdo’s’ 2006 republication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which were … Continue reading “Is there an inherent Islamic hostility to representation?”

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In France, it’s yesterday once more with ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Prophet cartoons and a terrorism trial

by Rashmee

Posted on September 2, 2020


  Except for the pandemic, it feels like 2015. The French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ has republished cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, deemed blasphemous by some Muslims. And the trial has begun (Sept. 2) of 14 alleged accomplices of the gunmen who massacred ‘Charlie Hebdo’ staffers in January 2015. The magazine’s cover featuring the cartoons bears … Continue reading “In France, it’s yesterday once more with ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Prophet cartoons and a terrorism trial”

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The truth inside new Charlie Hebdo: Terrorism is a job for lazy people

by Rashmee

Posted on January 17, 2015


In all the fuss about Charlie Hebdo’s cover, consider one of the sad, funny, unregarded truths that’s inside the magazine. As Griff Witte reports in The Washington Post, it depicts a harried and exhausted cartoonist hunched over his desk, with the caption, “Cartooning at Charlie Hebdo, it’s 25 years of work.” The next cartoon panel … Continue reading “The truth inside new Charlie Hebdo: Terrorism is a job for lazy people”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK