Nous sommes Charlie

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At the beginning of the year we briefly commented on, and expressed solidarity with, those slain in the attack on Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris.

The attack, on free speech, was an outrage. The claim that it was to avenge cartoons of the prophet was also exposed as a lie when the accomplice of those who carried out the attacks took hostages in a Jewish supermarket, a deliberate act of anti-semitism that lies at the heart of many of those who carry out these sorts of attacks.

What would also be an outrage is if the freedom of speech the entire blogosphere sought to embrace at that time was forgotten.

Earlier this week saw the publication of the final book by ‘Charb’, Stéphane Charbonnier, who died in the attack.

Lengthy extracts are reprinted in The Independent, and I would urge those who expressed shock at the time to read what Charb has to say.

Ella

 

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