charlie hebdo attack
Viewing ISIS's acts from a criminological, rather than theological, perspective offers some provocative insights into the minds of its fighters. Studies have shown that criminals commonly use five techniques to justify their acts - allowing them to effectively neutralise their guilt.
Thousands gathered to pay their respects to the victims of the 2015 attacks in France.
"Still mightier. Always mightier."
The satirical paper's director wrote that he wanted to "bash the heads in of those who dreamed of our deaths."
It's been almost a year since Islamists killed 12 in the satirical weekly's office.
Islam is the site of an ideological battle that is at least as critical as the military one, an ideological battle that Christians, Jews and atheists are simply not in a position to wage. So, yes, imams, intellectuals, and ordinary observant Muslims must rise in great number and say to the Islamists, "Not in our name!"
"People are realizing that the Middle East is not a big mysterious region where everyone is the same. Countries and people are different from one place to another. Persia is a very different place than the 'Arab world,' and the Arab world doesn't mean anything either, because life is very different between let's say Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. People need to talk about themselves and their lives. The comic expression is dynamic and the best medium for this."
"We're not heroes, we never were and we never wanted to be," he said. He spoke of the fear of no longer being inspired and
This dark vision for the future will be our own fault if we allow the attack on journalism around the world to go unchecked for another decade, if we continue to look the other way and ignore how killing the messenger erodes democracy and threatens a free, open society.
PEN's decision to give the Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo prompted six prominent writers to withdraw
"Detailed documents that were also found established beyond doubt that the individual was planning an imminent attack, probably
Speaking at a press conference, President ______ said: "We condemn this criminal act by extremists. Their attempt to justify
In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.
To be a responsible Charlie might be more important than to be a mere Charlie, which stresses an abstract concept of freedom. Appreciating the right of liberty, while being sensible of each other's culture, brings more benefit and less harm than otherwise. The truth is neither "We are all Charlie," nor "We are not Charlie," but "We are not all Charlie."