It’s been more than three years since Muslim savages barged into the offices of Charlie Hebdo and slaughtered 12 of its artists and staffers, allegedly for “insulting the paedophile prophet Muhammad” in the wildly popular satirical French magazine.
Ever since then, the magazine has avoided pushing the envelope in its satire about Muslims and Islam, which had made it so popular in the past. However, this time, in the best Charlie Hebdo tradition, it published a provocative cartoon depicting a French Muslim student as a monkey wearing an Islamic supremacist headbag (aka hijab). The text on the cartoon reads: “They chose me to head the UNEF (French National Student Union).”
Siasat 19-year-old Maryam Pougetoux, leader of a student union at Paris’ Sorbonne University, is the latest victim of Islamophobic hate after she appeared in a documentary on French television wearing a hijab to talked about the ongoing student protests in France over education reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron, reported MSN news.
She is currently facing intense bullying, harassment and hate online – not for her views, but solely because she was seen in a hijab.
According to a BBC report, France’s interior minister Gerard Collomb was among those who criticized the student’s appearance and referred to her choice of attire as a “provocation.”
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Maryam called the entire debate “pathetic.”
“I wasn’t expecting it to become a government matter,” she said.
“My veil has no political function. It is given a political meaning that I don’t give it myself. It is my faith,” she added. “I shouldn’t have to justify myself.”
The French magazine which has previously sparked controversy over its anti-Islam cartoons sparked outrage for their racist attack on Maryam.
Not surprisingly, the leftist snowflakes on Twitter are having head explosions over the cartoon:
Shame on Charlie Hebdo for such blatant Islamophobia on the cover of its magazine. I saw this on the streets of Paris two days ago and I’ve been turning around the magazines in the stalls since then pic.twitter.com/CwmpB62jmK
— Joshua P. Cayetano (@JoshPCayetano) May 26, 2018
This disgusting racist trash vile cover from #CharlieHebdo portrays a young Muslim girl as a monkey. Why? Because she wears hijab. And they ask Muslims to rewrite the Holy Quran because it’s antisemitic? This is the typical hypocrisy of the French establishment. Islamophobia. pic.twitter.com/MfWGMl9qms
— Chimā Elbiāly (@ChimaElbialy) May 24, 2018
Spot the difference :
A Charlie Hebdo cartoon of a Muslim woman : dehumanised / animal-like
A Charlie Hebdo cartoon of a non-Muslim white woman: a human being#racism #Islamophobia #ToujoursCharlie #MaryamPougetoux #SoutienAMaryam pic.twitter.com/8Vq3Wjwdhj
— Gary (@KenefeManaiche) May 23, 2018