They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, February 02, 2006

French editor fired over Muhammad cartoon

timesonline: The head of a French newspaper has been sacked less than 24 hours after publishing a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on his front page.

Jacques Lefranc, was the managing editor of France Soir - a once successful Paris daily now struggling to survive - which splashed over his front page a cartoon depicting Muhammad wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb.

Under the headline "Yes, we have the right to caricature God", the cartoon also showed Buddha, the Christian and Jewish deities and the Prophet all sitting on a cloud. The Christian God says: "Don't complain Muhammad, all of us have been caricatured."

... Shortly after France Soir appeared on newsstands M Lefranc was sacked. Raymond Lakah, the paper's Egyptian owner, issued a public apology: "We express our regrets to the Muslim community and all people who were shocked by the publication of the cartoons," he said Read more