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“Coexist” Street Artist Beaten to a Pulp by Muslims

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Definition of “irony“:

A state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

We’ve seen those oh-so-tolerant Coexist car bumper stickers, especially in those bastions of the Left — college towns like Berkeley, CA; Cambridge, Mass.; and Madison, Wis.

Coexist

So it’s the height of irony that a French graffiti “artist,” who calls himself Combo, was beaten to a pulp by four Muslims for precisely his modified version of the Coexist sign.

Jim Holt of Gateway Pundit reports, Feb. 9, 2015, that French street artist Combo was assaulted by four Muslims in Porte Dorée (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, after he refused to take down his Coexist street art.

Combo's Coexist street art

Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch:

It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word “coexist,” written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter “C,” a Star of David as the letter “X,” and a Christian cross as a “T.”

But in Paris, this particular iteration of the popular inscription—here, created by the street artist Combo, who also pasted a life-size photo of himself next to it—didn’t go down well with everybody. Le Monde reports that four young people asked the artist to remove it last weekend, and beat him up severely when he refused to do so.

Combo ended up with a dislocated shoulder and many bruises.

The attack is characteristic of the inter-religious tensions that plague France and have been exacerbated by the Charlie Hebdo tragedy (see 12 Killed at Magazine Previously Attacked for Satirical Cartoons). Combo declined to discuss the identity of his assailants. “It would only add fuel to the fire,” he told the French newspaper.

Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye.

Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye.

No warm-and-fuzzy for you, Combo! /sarc

~Éowyn


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