May 13, 2021

A year on, Charlie Hebdo attack seen as start of series of jihadist outrages in France

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AFP From Deccan Chronicle Paris: A year ago on Thursday, a terror attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo transformed a fading publication into a global symbol of freedom of expression and brought millions of people onto France’s streets in protest. It began a string of jihadist outrages that culminated in a massacre in […]

The Editor Speaks: Our own Charlie Hebdo?

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Of course we don’t have any media house comparable to the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo that was attacked by three masked gunmen, armed with kalashnikovs, who stormed the building and killed ten of its staff and two police officers. However, the storm of protest that is mounting against the Cayman Compass for publishing what […]

Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Commit Blasphemy

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By Jonathan Chait From New York Magazine Just over three years ago, the office of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine whose staff was horrifically murdered, was firebombed. Time’s Paris bureau chief, Bruce Crumley, responded to the attack at the time with an outpouring of anger and contempt — mostly aimed at the target of […]