Offices of Charlie Hebdo, French Magazine Often Critical of Islam, Barraged with Gunfire; A Dozen Are Dead

In 2011, the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo ran this cover:

That’s “guest editor” Muhammad saying “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!”

For that, Hebdo‘s offices were firebombed and their website was hacked (with messages like “No God but Allah”).

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Film Spoofing Religious Strife Causes Religious Strife; Still Becomes India’s Highest-Grossing Blockbuster

Who would hate a comedy that spoofs religious hatred?

Some religious people do… and they want it banned.

PK is the story of an alien (played by Aamir Khan) who lands on earth as a blank slate and is uninfected with religious prejudices and material urges. He realizes that the human species is no different from him and it’s only religious beliefs and nationality that divide and polarize people against each other.

The story revolves around a Hindu girl, Jaggu (Anushka Sharma), who falls in love with Sarfaraz (Shushant Rajput), a Pakistani Muslim boy. But their relationship ruptures due to some misunderstanding and a Hindu saint takes advantage of the situation to create mistrust in her mind against Muslim men. … The story actually challenges myths and prejudices being spread against Muslims in India by supporters of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party.



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Could Bill Maher Be Making Religulous II?

During his (now annual) winter trip to Hawaii, Bill Maher met up with Larry Charles, the director of Religulous, and hinted on Twitter that a sequel could be in the works:

It’s possible he was only joking, but the idea isn’t that far-fetched. (Plus, Religulous: Resurrected would be a pretty damn catchy title.)

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Michelle Duggar, Reality TV Star Who Has Actively Fought Against LGBT Rights, Has a Lesbian Sister

It’s not exactly a closely-guarded secret, but Michelle Duggar, the 19 Kids and Counting mother who led the charge against a bill preventing LGBT discrimination in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a sister who is (wait for it…) a lesbian.



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This Song About Sexual Purity Sends the Wrong Message to Young Women

You know how if you ever have pre-marital sex, you have no integrity and deserve no respect?

Because that’s the message I took away from this abstinence-themed “parody” of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”:



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