Friday, November 4, 2011

Courtesy of the Weekly Standard blog, the cover of the issue of Charlie Hebdo that provoked the bombing of the magazine's offices:

Translation of the text (via Google): "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter!"

At The Corner, Michael Walsh quotes the Paris bureau chief for TIME asking Charlie Hebdo's editors (my paraphrase), "Happy now? Was it worth it?" Think he'd have written similarly had Tea Partyers destroyed TIME's headquarters over this cover?

Preposterous hypothetical, obvious answer.

(Edited since originally posted.)

Later: More on the bombing and the reaction to it.