Charlie Hebdo says they are making a religious critique by displaying a Christian walking on water while a Muslim child drowns. In my opinion, Charlie Hebdo merely wants to display images of Muslim children drowning to desensitize Westerners to the death of Middle Eastern children.
Charlie Hebdo is creating imperialist propaganda. They know that most Westerners are still Christian and they are exploiting Christianity to turn Christian Westerners against Muslim Middle Easterners as a way to maintain imperialism. They are also trying to show that the life of a Muslim child is something that should be shrugged off.
Charlie Hebdo will say that they are critiquing Christianity.
Well we can test that.
Would Charlie Hebdo ever depict a French or American child who grew up in an atheist household drowning?
Why not display the words “Christians walk on water…children of atheist Westerners sink” as a way to critique Christianity?
The fact that Charlie Hebdo would never do the same with the children of atheist Westerners proves my point that they are merely trying to make Muslim children look expendable so it doesn’t matter how many of them are wiped out by Western militarism.
They are trying to imply that shamelessly letting a Middle Eastern child drown is acceptable.