Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Is this all that's left?

Charlie Hebdo's website no longer has much in the way of content. No archives, no current edition, just this:

There also is a link to a .pdf file that says "I am Charlie" in a whole bunch of languages. Freedom of the press doesn't mean much if they kill the press. I hope Charlie comes back swinging, with the courage and freedom to publish more of this:

Please note, Charlie has always been an equal-opportunity offender. Religions, politicians and all kinds of public figures have felt the magazine's barbs. It's not like the publication exists just to offend Muslims. It's simply that it is one of the few satirical publications that considers Islam a target every bit as legitimate as any other for ridicule.

Naturally, we already have liberal apologists who dasn't say anything done by any Muslim might be wrong. Ace collects some of these gems, including a tweet by liberal commentator Sally Kohn saying, "It is not inconsistent to believe in free speech AND be against insulting other people’s faith traditions." Ace also put up a tweet from an Ace reader that re-posted this gem, also from Kohn, showing exactly how against "insulting other people's faith traditions" she actually is:

Fuck her, fuck anybody who thinks its OK to kill people to suppress speech they don't like, and fuck anybody who even implies that people killed for their speech were somehow asking for it. Well, fuck the religion of peace if they can't take a little criticism.

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