Magazine Bombed for Poking Fun at Islam

This story falls under the category of, "Islam is a religion of peace, and if you disagree, we'll firebomb your office":

PARIS -- The office of a French satirical magazine here was badly damaged by a firebomb early on Wednesday, the publisher said, after it published a spoof issue "guest edited" by the Prophet Muhammad to salute the victory of an Islamist party in Tunisian elections. The publication also said hackers disrupted its Web site.

The magazine, Charlie Hebdo, had announced a special issue for publication Wednesday, renamed "Charia Hebdo," a play on the word in French for Shariah law.

The magazine's publisher, who goes by the name of Charb, told Europe 1 radio that the police had called just before 5 a.m. to report a fire of criminal origin. News reports said that a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window. The special edition was on its way to the newsstands, Charb said, and will appear as scheduled.
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In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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