Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Luz Says He Will No Longer Draw Mohammed

A Charlie Hebdo cartoonist said he does not plan to draw the Prophet Muhammad anymore.

“I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me,” Renald Luzier, also known as Luz, told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday and cited by AFP. “I’m not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Mohammed).”

Charlie Hebdo was recently awarded the annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN America, an organization devoted to defending journalists and promoting free speech.

Luz drew the image of Muhammad on the magazine’s January cover, after the deadly attacks on the publication’s offices by Islamic extremists upset by Charlie Hebdo’s repeated drawings of the prophet.

The cover shows Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign with the caption, “All is forgiven.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Terrorism works!
    It works doubly well when the media support the terrorists.
    “Oh sure the terrorist did a bad thing, but we must respect their beliefs!”

    That is why the media, and media personalities from talking heads, to editors, to producers, publishers, and executives must be made to feel that heat too, and you can define “heat” anyway you want.

    • Frau Katze

      I wonder if he was influenced by idiots like Garry Trudeau? Charlie guys were leftists.

      • k1992

        Quite possibly – there are plenty of examples of leftists NOT standing up for their fellows against Islam.
        “American cartoonist Molly Norris … was a by-the-book Cascadian liberal who discovered that, when you accidentally cross Islam, Trudeau and all the other bigshot “progressives” won’t be there for you.” (Mark Steyn)

      • Una Salus

        Brave guy. You can’t blame him. Nobody wants to die for leftist revolutionary ideals any more.
        He might not have that much longer to live if he continues anyway.
        Unfortunately, plenty ready to die and kill to stop caricatures of prophet PBUH though.
        C’est la vie

    • El Martyachi
  • roccolore

    Luz betrayed Charlie.

  • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey.

    • JTLiuzza

      That is perfect.

  • dukestreet

    He’s setting a very foolish precedent..

  • G

    “I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me,”

    Yup, uh huh, suuuurrreee. It’s just sooo tedious and boring having your life threatened.

    STFU. You are a snotty, sneering “satire” artist and your buddys got smoked for pissing off the wrong people. Now you are trying to sound like a big tough hero. Tell the truth (for once) you useless media shitbag. Admit it, you are pissing your little french panties at the thought of the rag heads coming after you.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They’re gonna kill him anyway.

      • G

        Best case scenario?

        Rags shoot him despite his cowardice and then the rags blow themselves to bits while building a bomb in the basement of a mosque. A win win.

  • moony

    You’re absolutely correct Drunk!
    Terrorism does work, freedom of the western way no longer exists.

  • ontario john

    He must have read Heather Mallick’s rant today. She doesn’t believe that the magazine should get the PEN award because the poor muslims are a down trodden persecuted people.

    • Oh, krikey. I have to go read that, now, don’t I?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I guess he’ll stick to attacking Jews then. Like before. Asshole. Die screaming.

  • Will he draw vulgar images of the Blessed Virgin Mary or the Holy Trinity?