Charlie Hebdo: Je ne suis pas la ‘Texas cartoon contest’!

Charlie Hebdo: Je ne suis pas la ‘Texas cartoon contest’!

[Ed. – So, to be clear, they draw Mohammed, which is what Islamists object to.  But they’re not like those other cretins drawing Mohammed because they don’t hold competitions or want to deter Islamization of Western society.]

One day after two jihadist gunman attempted to shoot up a Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas before they were killed by police, Charlie Rose invited two cartoonists for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which experienced a deadly attack on its offices earlier this year, to comment on the parallels — or lack thereof — between the two incidents.

“To be honest, I can imagine the kind of comparison you can make between the Charlie Hebdo attack of January 7 and this event, but there is nothing to do [with one another], there is no comparison, absolutely no comparison,” Jean-Baptiste Thoret said in a clip of a longer interview set to air tonight.

While he described the group that put on the event in Texas as part of an “anti-Islamic movement” against the “Islamization of the U.S.,” Thoret said the motives of Charlie Hebdo are “absolutely not the same.” For the magazine, he said it “was a question of criticizing” all religions, not Muslim people “in particular.”

“We don’t organize contests, we just do our work,” Gerard Biard added. “We comment on the news. When Muhammad [pops up] in the news, we draw Muhammad. But if he didn’t, we didn’t — we don’t.”

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