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La réaction "mesurée" de "Titanic" à l'affaire des caricatures de Mahomet

Abstract : Titanic's "circumspect" reaction to the Mohamed caricature affair. In its third edition of 2006, the major German satirical magazine Titanic, logically enough, discussed the Mohamed caricature affair. Its approach might surprise French readers, who are used to their country's satirical newspapers dealing with such questions in the form of virulent front-on attacks. Titanic only devoted a section of its 68 pages to the topic, whilst approaching it with a detachment that might (at first glance?) seem to indicate restraint. Overall, it refused to drectly rebuke the Islamist reactions it deemed excessive in its iconographic material, with its cartoonists preferring to indirectly make fun of the situation, pretending for instance to distance themselves from the Danes. They show a predeliction for demonstrating that all religions can be subject to derogatory criticism. In this respect, the caricature of the front cover attacking all religions appears typical of its response.
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Jean-Claude Gardes. La réaction "mesurée" de "Titanic" à l'affaire des caricatures de Mahomet. Ridiculosa, 2008, 15. ⟨hal-00749257⟩



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