HuffPo: Charlie Hebdo’s Cartoons Were Racist, Not Satirical

…[D]espite the tragedy of the lives lost, I still cannot stand behind the “Je Suis Charlie” slogan…

Yes, there is such a thing as respect. We can have respect for the family and friends affected by this horrible attack. But, we can also call out the elephant in the room: Charlie Hebdo was a notoriously racist publication, one that made its fame and capital through Islamophobia, among forms of bigotry.

We tote free speech and solidarity with Charlie Hebdo without questioning the limitations of free speech. Is racism a part of free speech? Can hate speech be excused? People scream in unison “it’s just satire!” But to me, and others, satire is something like George Orwell’s Animal Farm, not racist caricatures of minorities with elongated noises and frightening eyes reminiscent of early Nazi propaganda with anti-Semitic illustrations of Jewish people…

Hana Shafi is a journalist, intersectional feminist, illustrator and Lord of The Rings enthusiast hanging around Toronto.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    There have been at least two full time websites dedicated to documenting HuffPo’s nonstop institutional antisemitism. Of course they’re going to say this. Hell Glenn Greenwald today blamed the attacks on ‘Jews’.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      HuffPo? I refer to it as PuffHo, and no longer waste my time with their crap..

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Animal Farm is not satire.

    • Xavier

      Well she’s an intersectional feminist. The difference between satire and allegory is beyond her scope.

      • Frau Katze

        What IS an intersectional feminist anyway?

  • simus1

    $oro$-ite$ deal in $oro$i$m.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This chick is bats-shit insane, and hates white girls.
    The insane
    http://dangerandplaycom.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/California-yes-means-yes-law.jpg

    The not digging white people part

    “Iggy Azalea represents every white girl’s secret longing to fetishize Black culture and ruin things.”
    Yes, EVERY ‘White Girl’ “wants to ruin things”…

    • Frau Katze

      What a loon!

  • winniec

    Hana Shafi is a journalist? Oh really? Who will she turn to when she wants bail? Does she realize how many journalists are incarcerated in Islamic countries? No?

    I’d like to know the ‘race’ of Islam or is that a big secret? It’s obvious Hana Shafi believes in ‘truthiness’. You don’t look up ‘facts’ in a book.

    When you are an INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST, you look up facts ‘IN YOUR GUT’.

  • Xavier

    The takeaway from this article is:
    “Only brown people are true Moslems, and brown is a race.”

  • TotallyPeeved

    pisslam is not a race, you dhimmi cretins. Oh, and there are no limitations to free speech, you commie control freak.

  • cmh

    The woman simply does not understand what racism is. What university did she attend, that will explain why she has come out not prepared.

  • Jay Currie

    And we care about “racism” why?

    The term has become entirely meaningless as the intersection Alistair deploy it to shame anything they disagree with.

  • Minicapt

    If you know nothing, maximize the magnitude of the vocabulary units under utilisation.

    Cheers