“Religion, a medieval 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.”
Well, there are a few things worth staying up all night for, and watching the demonstrations in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo is one of them. As we reported yesterday, the satirical Parisian weekly was the victim of a targeted attack by three gunmen; twelve of the victims have died and several others are seriously wounded. The shooting was apparently in retaliation for the planned release of a cartoon depicting the leader of ISIS giving a New Year’s address in which he wished everyone “good health, above all.”
As a satirical, anti-religious and fundamentally irreverent publication, Charlie Hebdo had been the target of attacks before: once, its offices were firebombed, and once the government of France pleaded with them not to publish a particularly incendiary edition, and put French embassies on the alert in 20 different countries in case of attack. In all of these cases, the excuse given for the threats was irreverent cartoons of Mohammad.
So the least we can do is show them to you.
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