This post is dedicated to the memory of the slain. And there is no better way to remember them than by reproducing some of their work. But first, a good, albeit not very appetizing, comment on the massacre from a good selection on CNN here (to be mentioned at the end of the post again):
Update: a part missing since I didn't have the names until now.
Charb, Cabu, Tignous, Honoré, Wolinski, Bernard Maris, Elsa Cayat, Frédéric Boisseau, Michel Renaud, Moustapha Ourad, Merabet Ahmed, Franck Brinsolaro: Rest in peace.
And now to the original work (courtesy of The Daily Banter)
The follow-up cover to the Muhammad edition. Translation: “Love is stronger than hate.”
As a response to the Muslim reaction to The Innocence of Muslims, a cheap movie that was allegedly the impetus for the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Charlie Hebdo published this: Muhammad posing for a camera. On the left, the caption reads, “A star is born”; on the right, it reads, “The film that will set the Muslim world on fire.” Muhammad is saying in the shot, “My ass? You love my ass?”
This cover references the French film, The Intouchables. Translation: “Shouldn’t laugh.”
In 2006, following the publication of the images of Muhammad in the Danish magazine Jyllands-Posten, which set off a firetorm of outrage, Charlie Hebdo republished the images and slapped this cover on the issue. Here, Muhammad is saying, “It’s hard to be loved by these idiots.”
In 2002, the paper ran this: a cartoon depicting Muhammad picking “Miss Potato Sack.”
Translation: “Charlie Hebdo must be censored.”
And this completes the selection. Now what remains is a nod in the direction of that CNN set of cartoons, selected by one Nick Thompson. In his infinite wisdom (or, possibly directed by a CNN editor of some kind, he added a cartoon by Carlos Latuff, a notorious anti-Semite and all around shitbag:
Of course, it is possible that Mr Thompson (or whoever guided him) doesn't understand the meaning of the cartoon, but it remains to us to guess whether it's idiocy or malice that caused it to be published. And it doesn't really matter for now.