Link to article in Financial Times about the Paris attack
Excerpts from this article:
"... at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, will not surprise anyone familiar with the rising tensions among France’s 5m or more Muslim citizens and the poisonous legacy of French colonialism in north Africa."
"This is not in the slightest to condone the murderers, who must be caught and punished, or to suggest that freedom of expression should not extend to satirical portrayals of religion. It is merely to say that some common sense would be useful at publications such as Charlie Hebdo, and Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten, which purport to strike a blow for freedom when they provoke Muslims."
I was surprised to see this article... when the political world and all the
news sources are "defending free speech."
Ah... now... doesn't the world stand united for our "freedom of speech"...
on behalf of a racist and degrading French cartoon publication.
Black people ask... in the name of respect... that the term "nigger" not be used.
Gay people ask... in the name of respect... that the term "faggot" not be used.
Fat people ask... in the name of respect... that the term "fat pig" not be used.
Retarded people ask... in the name of respect... that the term "re-tard" not be used.
Jewish people ask... in the name of respect... that the term "big-nose" not be used.
Muslims have asked... in the name of respect... that their prophet not be laughed at.
Here is a great reference if you are trying to offend a particular group of people.
The Racial Slur Database
The world is trying to find ways... for all of us... to live together in peace...
as full citizens in our world... respected equally... and one of those ways we have
chosen to do/not do is... to not refer to each other in disparaging and insulting ways.
How hard is it... to respect that...?
Harassment... is harassment... pure and simple.
When a bully taunts the fat boy in class... knowing he will not fight back...
or if he does fight back that he will be the one blamed and punished...
why is that bully so surprised... when the fat boy... DOES fight back...?
why does that bully then run to his mama crying "waa-waa"...?
Why are we declaring that it is an attack against FREEDOM...
when it is an attack against DISRESPECT... INTENTIONAL DISRESPECT.
Why act so indignant... ? so surprised...?
Why take the side of the bully...?