On the Offensive
The satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has sold 3 million copies today and another 2 million are being printed to attempt to satisfy demand. This contrasts to the usual 30000 circulation of the magazine. Considering the terrorist attack, last week, was an attempt to silence the satirists I would say to the terrorists, "How do you feel that went for you?"
With regards to the whole depiction of the prophet thing I have often pondered this. I'm sure that someone who knows more about the history of the prophet, and of Islam, will correct me if I'm wrong but the prophet was around in the 7th Century. I'm not a betting man but I would be prepared to risk a tidy sum that there is nobody alive today who saw him. Since then, for approximately 1400 years, it has been forbidden to create images of him. So when someone gets offended at a cartoon that depicts the prophet, exactly how do they know it's him?
It's probably best to get offended just in case!!