Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier crossed off chilling al-Qaeda hit list

by 1389 on January 8, 2015

in 1389 (blog admin), al-Qaeda, Charlie Hebdo, France

1389 Blog had the story on the hit list when it came out.

Sydney Morning Herald has the update:

Appreciation, greetings, and thanks from the Ummah of Islam, to those who have avenged Prophet Muhammad. The dust will never settle down.
The Inspire hit list which was being shared by Twitter accounts commonly used for al-Qaeda propaganda.
Photo: Twitter

Slain Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier had featured on a list of people being proposed as potential targets in an al-Qaeda magazine in 2013.

Chillingly, the hitlist has reappeared on Twitter following the attack on the magazine’s Paris newsroom, with a red X imposed over Charbonnier’s face.

Much more here.

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Larry Pickering offers the following:

Halal certified Muhammad-piggie ready for roasting on a pencil spit over a pile of Qurans - and wearing nipple clamps!

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1 Gramfan January 8, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Larry has done it again!!

2 Gramfan January 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Mark Steyn – paywall so I am pasting all of it.

Far, far better to die laughing

The Australian

UNLIKE so many of the supposedly “edgy” “satirists” on the American side of the Atlantic, congratulating themselves on their transgressive “bravery” at one backslapping awards ceremony after another, the editors, writers and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo were genuinely brave — and paid for it with their lives.

Among the dead was Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo and a great ­cartoonist in the French style. Two years ago, he said:

“It may seem pompous, but I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.”

He did. He was a heroic figure, and he paid for it with his life. But he wasn’t being in the least bit pompous, merely stating what ought to be far more obvious to far more people.

In contrast to the bravery of Charlie Hebdo, at my old London home The Daily Telegraph some gutless pansies decided that their reporting on the story could only be accompanied by carefully blurred and pixilated images of the late cartoonists’ work in order to avoid giving offence. Unlike the late M. Charbonnier, too many members of the media are perfectly happy to live on their knees. On page 297 of my book After America, I speculate on how future generations will look back on our time from a decade or two hence:

“In the Middle East, Islam had always been beyond criticism. It was only natural that, as their numbers grew in Europe, North America and Australia, observant Muslims would seek the same protections in their new lands. But they could not have foreseen how eager Western leaders would be to serve as their enablers. … As the more cynical Islamic imperialists occasionally reflected, how quickly the supposed defenders of ­liberal, pluralist, Western values came to sound as if they were ­competing to be Islam’s lead ­prison bitch.”

Among them is the so-called leader of the free world, who stood up before the world at the UN and, in service of his ­administration’s lies over Benghazi, shamefully told the assembled leaders:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

Mission accomplished — at least in Paris. As I wrote two years ago:

“The more that US government officials talk about the so-called film “Innocence Of Muslims” (which is actually merely a YouTube trailer) the more they confirm the mob’s belief that works of “art” are the proper responsibility of government.

“Obama and Clinton are currently starring as the Siskel & Ebert of Pakistani TV, giving two thumbs-down to “Innocence Of Muslims” in hopes that it will dissuade local moviegoers from giving two heads-off to consular officials.

“ ‘The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video,’ says Hillary Clinton. ‘We absolutely reject its content, and message.’ ‘We reject the efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,’ adds Barack Obama. There follows the official State Department seal of the US embassy in Islamabad …

“Obama and Clinton’s two-on-the-aisle act cost $US70,000 of taxpayers’ money. That may not sound much in the $US16 trillion ($US20 trillion) sinkhole of Washington, but it’s a pretty big ad buy in Islamabad, and an improper use of public monies …

“I fought a long battle for freedom of expression north of the border when the Canadian Islamic Congress attempted to criminalise my writing, and I’m proud to say I played a modest role in getting parliament to strike down a shameful law and restore a semblance of free speech to a country that should never have lost it. So I know a little about how the Western world is shuffling into a psychological bondage of its own making, and it’s no small thing when the First Amendment gets swallowed up by the vacuum of American foreign policy.”

Charb, Cabu, Tignous, Georges Wolinski and the others who died on Wednesday were braver men than the stunted eunuchs who dominate the West’s political class. The loss of the freedom to make jokes is not a small one, which is why there is an entire section in my latest book called “Last Laughs”. To modify Charb and Charlie Hebdo’s recent cover, I’d rather die laughing than live in the cowed, craven serf state the malign alliance of totalitarian Islam and a cowardly western leadership is building for us.

Mark Steyn’s most recent book is The [Un]documented Mark Steyn.

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