img558071CNN’s veteran news anchor and international correspondent Jim Clancy has provoked controversy after a series of bizarre anti-Israel tweets following Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Paris. Journalists throughout the world and from across the political spectrum reacted with horror at the slaughter of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo’s Paris offices yesterday. The satirical magazine was targeted by Muslim extremists wielding Kalashnikov rifles, after years of threats and previous attacks by Islamists over several cartoons it published which mocked Islam and Muslim leaders – in addition to countless others mocking other religious and secular figures. Clancy, however, took exception to the claim that the magazine was attacked for insulting Islam, claiming instead that “The cartoons NEVER mocked the Prophet. They mocked how the COWARDS tried to distort his word.” A debatable position perhaps, given that some of its cartoons do indeed appear to directly mock Mohammed – and the fact that any representation of him whatsoever, in any context, is deemed “offensive” under Islamic law. More