Charlie Hebdo massacre

Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

Charlie Hebdo front cover

Charlie Hebdo front cover

Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Who has damaged Muhammad more

Who has damaged Muhammad more?

Charlie Hebdo art critic

Charlie Hebdo art critic

Al Qaeda has hit the West in its back garden, while we at ISIS have been attacking our own sheikhs. — ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed Aladnana

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me. Then they will have my dead body, but not my obedience. — Gandhi

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. — Voltaire

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ― George Orwell

Two possibly three gunmen walked into the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo and carried out a massacre. Twelve killed, many injured.

ISIS has called upon its followers in the West to carry out revenge killings. This though does not appear to be carried out by amateurs, too professional, more likely battle-hardened ISIS fighters returning to France.

The rounds fired into a police car, were closely spaced, the work of a professional.

They also seemed to be well informed, or lucky. They got into a secure building, at a time an editorial conference was taking place.

Sick trolls are having a field day, tweeting racist and inflammatory tweets, which only serve to worsen the situation.

The one thing we do not wish to see, is Muslims being targeted, but that is not to say, a clampdown on religious fanatics who are stirring up hatred (and that includes vile trolls).

We are seeing a failure of immigration policy, or the lack thereof. Both France and England, have large numbers of disaffected young Muslims, ideal recruiting grounds for ISIS.

Muslim schools should not be permitted. This is the West, tolerant yes, but Islam is not a religion of the West. If they wish to go to Muslim schools, then live in a Muslim country. Cannot have it both ways.

Freedom to practise a religion, provided it does not impinge on the freedoms of others, is not the right to impose your religion on the rest of society.

Islamists have scored a massive own goal. But to be honest I do not think they will care as they do not care what we in the West think of them. All they wish to do is bastardise women and see the Black flag of Islam flying across Europe.

Sony showed cowardice when they were hacked, pulled a rubbish film. The French have taken to the streets to show solidarity that they will not be intimidated by Jihadists (assuming that is who it was).

twin pencils

twin pencils

a terrible day

a terrible day

Asterix cartoon

Asterix cartoon

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4 Responses to “Charlie Hebdo massacre”

  1. keithpp Says:

    If the terrorists who slaughtered innocent cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo thought they would silence the media, cower the people, then they have had a rude awaking.

    People have taken to the streets, not only in Paris and across France, but across the world. Even High School kids came out of school to show their solidarity.

    And not even Charlie Hebdo has been silenced. They are to print a million copies for their next edition, what is expected to be a sell-out edition.

  2. keithpp Says:

    Commentary on Danish cartoons a decade ago.

    Clash of civilisations
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2006/02/333242.html?c=on

    Islamic fundamentalists stirring up hatred
    http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/london/2006/02/333349.html?c=on

  3. keithpp Says:

    The terrorists made their last stand in a factory on the outskirts of a small town outside Paris. They came out, guns blazing and were cut down in a hail of bullets.

    Two more terrorists took hostages in a supermarket in Paris. For hostages were killed. One of the terrorists killed when the police stormed the building, the scene a female escaped. She has been reported as having escaped to Syria.

    Saturday, an estimated 750,000 people took to the streets across France

    Today, millions have taken to the streets.

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