Thursday, January 08, 2015
Brutal Murders at Paris Magazine Charlie Hebdo
Many of you may recall a post I made regarding the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, when they published quite a controversial cover.  This decision, sadly, has now resulted in the brutal murders of 12 people at the magazine, according to many news reports.  At the time, According to a report by CNN, Parisian newsstand kiosks sold out of the magazine almost instantly.

 
The magazine’s editor, and a fomer cartoonist named Stephane Charbonnier, denied he was being deliberately provocative at a delicate time, according to a report by SkyNews.

“The freedom of the press, is that a provocation?” he said. “I’m not asking strict Muslims to read Charlie Hebdo, just like I wouldn’t go to a mosque to listen to speeches that go against everything I believe.”

The French satirical magazine’s offices were firebombed in the past (November 2011) when they published another controversial cover. 

 

- Scott Bullock
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