Friday, January 09, 2015

Yes, we have the right to insult!

"I am Charlie (Hebdo)"

By now, most readers will have seen news of the horrific terrorist attack upon the offices and personnel of the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo in which at least 12 individuals were murdered, four of whom were sought out by name.

The attack was carried out by two French Islamist gunmen in revenge for Charlie Hebdo's satire of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, whose likeness is forbidden by Islamic law to be depicted.

Islamists want to restrict free expression, not only free speech among Muslims but also among 'infidels,' especially among Western infidels, who know that free speech means the right to insult, or it means nothing at all.

That's why today I say, "Je suis Charlie," and I call upon everyone, especially all Westerners, to stand up in solidarity and express these words of identification: "I am Charlie."

Be brave. Speak out. Stand firm. The terrorists cannot kill us all.

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4 Comments:

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

disingenous rhetoric is no less disingenuous accompanied by a veneer of (in no way unjustified) indignation

http://fredrikdeboer.com/2015/01/07/on-debating-dead-moral-questions/

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Here's your link, properly linked.

And here's your statement, properly written: "Disingenuous rhetoric is no less disingenuous accompanied by a veneer of (in no way unjustified) indignation."

Perhaps you could unpack that for readers here. Are you implying that Fredrik de Boer is disingenuous?

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:03 AM, Anonymous Tom Ball said...

Je Suis Une Pipe

 
At 4:33 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Je Suis Un Pope

Jeffery Hodges

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