Thursday, 8 January 2015

I am Charlie

I am Charlie


"I am Charlie"
"I am Charlie"
The best quote I could find coming out of the horrendous event in which twelve people died and 11 others were injured in Paris after gunman opened fire at Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris:



Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect. - Salman Rushdie


Political correctness kills discussion.
Political correctness kills discussion.




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