The religion of the perpetually offended has struck again. Angry Muslims are once again threatening the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, this time for mocking the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan. Oxford professor and self-proclaimed ‘moderate’ Muslim Ramadan has been accused of raping two women in France.
Islamist death threats to cartoonists in the West are no laughing matter. You may recall that the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris were attacked and twelve people killed by Islamic terrorists in January 2015 for publishing Mohammad cartoons.
Islamic terrorists have killed more than 230 people in France since 2015. In November 2015, Paris was hit by a series of coordinated terror attacks that killed 130 people. The following year, an Islamist drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84.
The French broadcaster France24 reported on the latest threats to Charlie Hebdo:
The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Monday of death threats against the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who faces rape allegations.
The investigation was opened against “written death threats” and “public praise for a terrorist act”, a judicial source told AFP.
The provocative magazine, which suffered a deadly jihadist attack in 2015 for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, depicted Ramadan with a huge erection in its edition last Wednesday, saying: "I am the sixth pillar of Islam."
The Swiss academic, an Oxford professor and conservative Islamic intellectual, has been accused in France of rape by two women after the Harvey Weinstein scandal unleashed a wave of sexual abuse accusations worldwide.
Ramadan, 55, has furiously denied the accusations as a "campaign of lies launched by my adversaries".
"Rape," reads the caption on Charlie Hebdo's cover. "The defence of Tariq Ramadan."
Mass migration from Arab and Muslim countries is driving the growth of radical Islam in France. The country’s terrorist watch list has surpassed 15,000 and counting. The government is building 10,000 new prison cells and expanding its surveillance network to deal with the growing threat of Islamic terrorism. Similar trends are visible in the UK, Germany and Belgium as well.
Emboldened by their numerical strength, Islamists are on the march across Europe. From ‘Sharia Police’ patrolling German streets to Jihadis murdering journalists in France, they are proclaiming the supremacy of their theology over the rule of law. With a large section of the Muslim population ready to take offense over any perceived provocation, the next wave of rage across the Muslim world and the next Islamist massacre on European soil is only a matter of time.