Toronto Star Converts To Islam: Will uphold Sharia law & not commit Blasphemy by publishing the #CharlieHebdo Cartoons

Why the Star won’t run the Charlie Hebdo cartoons: Al-Cruickshank

Some journalists, including some of our own, argue the Star has a journalistic obligation to reprint the French magazine’s latest depiction of the Muslim prophet, Muhammad. This would show that terrorists can’t cow us and that we are willing to share the peril our colleagues at Charlie Hebdo courted.

But committing blasphemy for reasons of principle seems an oddly childish act in a society as secular and as safe as our own. And this publication has no desire to try to shape its readers into good little French leftists.

More than a million Canadians say they are of the Muslim faith; more than 600,000 are Ontarians. Many recent immigrants have issues with underemployment and concerns about the future prospects of their children.

They are doubly vulnerable in a period of protracted economic sluggishness because they are both a small and a very visible minority. And they feel that events far away have put them under suspicion.

Committing Blasphemy!!! OMG the Star has converted to Islam!!!

  • sanwin

    Good catch. Never noticed that before.

    • I always suspected they had gone the full dhimmi but this says conversion;)

  • Ed

    They’ll be protected only as long as they vote Liberal in decisive numbers.
    Put it this way… would the Star avoid showing “Piss Christ” if it offended US southern Tea Party Christians?

  • minuteman

    And this publication has no desire to try to shape its readers into good little French leftists.
    Good thing they added the word French to that statement of it would be an outright lie.

  • simus1

    Red Star C&S is itself a parody of a caricature.

  • David Murrell

    John Cruikshank I take it is managing editor, or editor-in-chief, of the El Starista newspaper. One trait of bad writing, or bad thinking, is if a writer jumbles up and argument. How he can link the Star’s dhimmi practice of not depicting the Hebno front page, with newly-arrived Muslim immigrants being poor, is quite a stretch in thinking, even for a Starista writer. A real knee-slapper howler, that.

  • jayme

    If the media had the same policy for all ok that’s one thing but they don’t they protest islam while they don’t offer the same to other groups.

  • eMan14

    Are we really surprised at this?

    • Zaba

      No, but let’s be REALLY surprised if/when things
      start going the other way…….

  • Jason

    there’s a glaring inconsistency here: if we live in a “secular” society, how can one commit blasphemy by disrespecting an organized religion (islam in this case)?

    • occupant 9

      The Star is getting ahead of the Islamic curve they promote. Honouring Islamic blasphemy laws makes them voluntary dhimmis.

      In other words, they bravely ran away.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    I’d have more respect for the Crescent Star if they’d only have honestly admitted that they’re simply just gutless pandering pukes…

  • Barrington Minge

    It would be great if every newspaper in the civilised world printed the cartoons of the so called “prophet”. Up yours Islam…in spades!!!

    • Icebow

      Would be the best way. Too many to murder, perhaps.

  • Icebow

    Cynical, yet confused, cowards.

    • WalterBannon

      NO, its deliberate, Marxist treason and collaboration with their useful idiot Muslim allies…

  • marty_p

    The Star are hoping to secure a new source of subscribers by pandering to a particular community whos population in the GTA is growing rapidly. Hence their editorial stance, their constant coverage of the particular group and how wonderful they and their religion are etc. Unfortunately, what the Star fails to understand is that this particular group are not big newspaper readers or advertisers. In other words the dhimmitude will get them no-where.

  • Tom Forsythe

    They DON”T want to turn their readers into “good little French leftists?” When did this start?

  • Santos2

    The Toronto Star: Where Chicken and Shit first met and eventually married.

  • Brian Gardiner

    I noticed last week how many papers referred to “the prophet Muhammad.” He is only a prophet if you are a muslim. By calling him that you are conceding the most basic tenet in any religious argument, the truth of your belief. They don’t refer to “the Lord and Saviour Jesus” in news stories, why is Muhammad automatically a prophet?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Prophets don’t kill people.

      • Clausewitz

        Prophets also don’t rape 9 year olds.

    • WalterBannon

      he is not a prophet, he is a dead scumbag

  • WalterBannon

    Deport all Muslims

    Criminalize membership in Islam.

  • ron ban
  • ron ban

    Many media are hypocritically shouting #Jesuischarlie … while refusing to
    show the Muhammad cartoons. These are the same publications that routinely
    denigrate Christianity and Hinduism and all other faiths, while professing
    “sensitivity” towards Islam. Only Islam.

    Many rallies also scream #JeSuisCharlie while refusing to show Muhamad
    cartoons. To those hypocrites: VOUS N’EST PAS CHARLIE. RISE CANADA is the
    #REALjesuischarlie .

    The RISE CANADA #REALjesuischarlie rally will take place at the corner of
    Yonge and Bloor on SUNDAY JAN 18th at 2pm.

    Contact DR BIKRAM LAMBA at for