Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March


From Mediaite:

Yesterday’s historic march across Paris included over 40 world leaders expressing solidarity for France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, but if you read this Haredi newspaper, you’d believe that none of them were women.

The image that ran on the front page of the Israeli newspaper edited two female world leaders out of the image, originally provided by wire service GPO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini. A third woman in a blue scarf who we can’t identify was also photoshopped out.

Charlie Hebdo’s First Cover Since the Attack

From Mic.com:

The first cover of Charlie Hebdo since the deadly Jan. 7 attack that left 12 dead is here, and it’s a doozy.

Liberation reports that the French satirical newspaper’s “survivor issue” cover will feature an image of the Prophet Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign, along with the words “Tout est pardonne,” or “All is forgiven.”

The new issue of Charlie Hebdo hit newsstands on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with an estimated print run of more than 3 million copies, far higher than paper’s normal run of 60,000. It will also be translated into 16 languages.

Matthew McConaughey – Dazed and Confused Audition

From Dangerous Minds:

The moviegoing public got its first look at actor Matthew McConaughey in his hilarious breakout role as Wooderson, the “too old to be hanging out with high school kids guy” in Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic Dazed and Confused. At the time the film was shot, McConaughey was still a student at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication. He graduated in the spring of 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television-Film and had planned to attend law school, before realizing that he was probably not cut out to be a lawyer.

In the clip below, posted by Criterion, we can see McConaughey nail his Wooderson audition—probably the most iconic stoner in cinema not played by Cheech Marin or Tommy Chong—reading lines with Wiley Wiggins in 1991.

Bill Donohue: If Someone Kills the Piss Christ Artist, It Will Be His Own Fault

Sigh. Donohue once again pulls out the victim blaming card from the bottom of the deck. Having an opinion contrary to other people’s beliefs, whether it be issued as an intentionally provocative work of art, blasphemous cartoon, or infidel snowman, must never be considered as a call to have violence inflicted upon yourself. This is a big problem I am currently having with the people who are saying “The Charlie Hebdo artists shouldn’t have been killed, but…” Stop! Take out the conjunction and put an exclamation point after killed.

(via Joe My God)

Saudi Cleric Condemns Snowmen as Anti-Islamic

A lot of people are accusing the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo of being assholes for not respecting people’s religious beliefs. But let’s be honest, some of these beliefs are just impossible not to mock:

DUBAI (Reuters) – A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.

Asked on a religious website if it was permissible for fathers to build snowmen for their children after a snowstorm in the country’s north, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Munajjid replied: “It is not permitted to make a statue out of snow, even by way of play and fun.”

Quoting from Muslim scholars, Sheikh Munajjid argued that to build a snowman was to create an image of a human being, an action considered sinful under the kingdom’s strict interpretation of Sunni Islam.

(via Boing Boing)