Friday, January 9, 2015

We Are Charlie Hebdo

For Charlie Hebdo

Why it matters that we stand united with the French satirical magazine

Charlie Hebdo vs. Islamist phobias
Charlie Hebdo covers

It happened suddenly, in broad daylight, in the heart of Paris, France.

A group of Islamist terrorists attacked people in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine.

They murdered 12 people. Those victims included the editorial staff of the magazine, including a top editor and three illustrators, among others.

Charlie Hebdo is known for its often perturbing, even distasteful caricatures. They have a reputation for publishing comic illustrations and editorial cartoons that offend many intolerant people.

And that is their right.

Free speech.  Love it or censor yourself.

The hatred borne of ignorance and fear (as we are reading about in hundreds of articles these days) is thick in the air. It should end.

Together, united in love, we can turn hate inside out, and make the world a better, more loving place.

Vive la France! Vive Charlie Hebdo!

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