Daily Archives: January 14, 2015

How do we fix the atrocity in Paris?cropped-Jeff-logo.jpg

What do we say to the families of the 12 people who died at the hands of terrorists? And for the 11 others who were wounded?

Staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) were gunned down by hooded attackers in Paris. Apparently, the suspected Islamist gunmen were heard in the streets after the attack shouting  "We have killed Charlie Hebdo. We have avenged the Prophet Mohammad."

Avenged the prophet? Taking the lives of people for writing a cartoon. Killing staff at a newspaper because you don't agree with their political satire?

You can be angry, you can be vindictive, but not vengeful.

Charlie Hedbo lives for controversy and to shock. But the satirical magazine mocks other countries, other religions, and other figure heads. Past covers include retired Pope Benedict XVI in amorous embrace with a Vatican guard; and an Orthodox Jew kissing a Nazi soldier.

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