A shocking assault on liberty of expression and human life today in Paris at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. What weak faith these killers must have if they believe their Prophet must be avenged because of a French satirical magazine.
Oui, Je suis Charlie. Nous sommes tous Charlie.
5 thoughts on “We are all Charlie”
And from the tragic to the ridiculous, this other incident related to a free press: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/06/375436143/kirby-delauter-who-didnt-want-his-name-in-a-news-story-is-now-a-story?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150106
I’m linking to the NPR story, but the editorial from the Frederick News-Post is pure genius.
What this makes me think is that all of us need to work on hearing things we don’t like/agree with/think are wrong.
Why does Kirby Delauter hate America?
Unfortunately since the much larger massacre in Nigeria this week by Boko Haram will not be getting anything approaching the coverage of the one in Paris.
I agree Otto–great point. I left a longer comment over on your blog, but what are your thoughts on Goodluck Jonathan’s leadership (or lack thereof?) The U.S. news media have commented a lot lately on his odd disengagement with the ongoing crisis in his own country, while he joins the international chorus condemning the Paris murders. If he made a deal with Boko Haram to lay off during his re-election campaign, it doesn’t seem like it was very effective in moderating their violence, so I don’t get what his silence buys him politically (if there’s a strategy to it at all.) They’re only escalating, and it’s alarming and depressing.
Nigeria’s Horror in Paris’s Shadow
I agree with his overall premise, but someone should tell Matt Schiavenza that there are more newspapers in the U.S. other than the New York Times. NPR featured this story prominently, as did several other print and online dailies. He makes a good point here, however: