The Islamists Are Going After Fake Newspapers Now

The Paris editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical magazine along the lines of the Onion, were firebombed this morning after publication of an issue "guest edited" by the prophet Muhammed. Someone must not have gotten the joke.

It appears that a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the magazine's window early this morning. Its web site was also hacked. No one has taken responsibility for the attack yet, but it seems clear that it was motivated by the just-printed issue featuring Muhammed on the cover. Charlie Hebdo has been targeted by Islamist militants before—in 2006, it published the notorious Muhammad cartoons originally printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

The good news is the issue-which "celebrates" the victory of an Islamic party in Tunisia's recent elections and features a blasphemous image of the prophet on it cover with the admonition "100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter"—got out the door before the attack and will make it to newsstands to offend morons all over France.

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