Writing about Charlie Hebdow shooting:
While there was an outpouring of condemnation of the indefensible massacre across the Muslim world, another question arose: Why were the cartoonists fixated on Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is held in the greatest honor by 1.8 billion Muslims? What purpose is there to distort and disrespect him in the name of freedom of speech? Who in his rightful mind would stoop that low to satirically assault such a noble person?
Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Does God’s final Messenger deserve this ridicule and mockery? The answer is simply no. Either the satirists do not have any knowledge of the real, historically documented prophet of Islam or they are guilty of barefaced bigotry and xenophobic hatred.