November 7, 2017
French police are investigating death threats made against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo over a cartoon of Islamist scholar Tariq Ramadan, who despite facing rape allegations continues to teach at Oxford University.
The provocative magazine was the target of a deadly jihadist attack in January 2015 after publishing cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.
On the cover of its edition published last Wednesday, Mr. Ramadan is depicted in an explicit pose, with the caption: “I am the sixth pillar of Islam.”
The five pillars are faith, prayer, charity, fasting, and pilgrimage to Mecca. Many Sunni scholars consider jihad, or holy war, as the sixth pillar of the faith.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:09 am