YES to the question above!
A very simple lesson indeed … there is no reason to offend! I will elaborate …
Recently a very dear friend presented me with a beautiful porcelain statue of Buddha from his native Sri Lanka. It was very similar to the one in the image below. I placed it on a shelf in my living room. To my surprise it offended some of my close relatives as it is forbidden by Jewish Law to possess graven images of ‘other gods’. They asked me to get rid of it and without making a fuss I placed it elsewhere where I alone can enjoy its serenity and beauty.
If my relatives in question were extremists they might have destroyed the statue and/or caused me bodily harm for possessing it. Neither happened.
Simple and to the point!
Islam, like it’s brother religion Judaism, forbids images for the simple reason that the Prophet Mohammed Himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping Him. He spoke against such images, saying “I’m just a man.”
Therefore, there are no images or statues of the Prophet in mosques, unlike many churches which prominently display images of their various Saints or of Jesus Himself.
A more comprehensive discussion as to Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed can be read HERE.
No one but the extremists themselves benefit from extremism. We saw that after 9/11 …
… and we see it today.
So why does Charlie continue to feed extremism, both Islamic and zionist? Satire is funny …. hatred certainly is not. Charlie has in its pages poked ‘fun’ at everyone at one time or another. That’s fine UNLESS it’s an insult and a spit in the face of millions of people throughout the world. That’s what they do when they depict images of the Prophet Mohammed in compromising or rude situations. They know it will only hurt people yet they continue to do it and plan on continuing as can be seen HERE.