charlie hebdo

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Issuing a Fatwa Against Extremism

Moderates of all faiths need to realize that the extremists among them are a cancer that needs to be cut out and removed.  And the best treatment for this cancer is ridicule.  Bravo to Mayor Aboutaleb. —Magister David Harris

Regarding The Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

The disturbing news has spread around the world, of the brutal terrorist attack on the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people are dead, including four cartoonists, the magazine’s editor, and two police officers who responded to the scene. What was the magazine staff’s crime? Daring to poke fun at the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and at Islamic violence, through satirical cartoons. The police officers’ crime? Daring to protect law, order, and innocent lives in the capital of France. The three perpetrators carried automatic weapons, wore masks, shouted phrases such as “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is Great!”) and appeared […]

12 Dead in Paris: Theist Fanaticism Strikes Again

With masked gunmen having murdered many of the staff of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, afterwards being heard to have shouted “We have avenged the Prophet Mohamed,” we have yet more evidence of the murderous madness of theism. Here’s a fresh atrocity to add to those I discussed in my New Year’s Eve message. Even I was surprised at the scope of this attack, meant to punish a magazine which had mocked Islamic taboos by printing cartoons that poked fun at their irrational beliefs. This publication had been fire-bombed in the past, so the police on the premises for security were also […]