Wednesday, April 29, 2015

No More Mo' 'Toons for Charlie Hebdo's Luz

Drawing Islam's founder fills him with ennui, the 'toonist claims:
AFP: PARIS: Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s front cover picture of Mohammad following the massacre of the satirical weekly’s editorial team by jihadis in January, has told a French magazine he will no longer draw the prophet. “I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammad. It no longer interests me…I’m not going to spend my life drawing [cartoons of Mohammed].”  
Luz’s cover image in January portrayed Mohammad with a sign saying “Je Suis Charlie” under the words “All is forgiven.” 
The issue came out a week after the attack by jihadis on the magazine’s office left 12 dead. It had a print run of eight million – a record for the French press.  
“The terrorists did not win…They will have won if the whole of France continues to be scared,” [Luz] added, accusing the far-right National Front of trying to stir up fear in the wake of the attacks.”
 Reality check: Luz is afraid. And the terrorists won.

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