The one thing missing from almost every article on Charlie Hebdo’s Mahomet edition and subsequent firebombing of their office is the actual images. Even those who are rightfully defending free speech are not doing what needs to be done. Showing the images.
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Members of French jihadist forums heaped raised on the perpetrators of the November 2, 2011, firebombing of Charlie Hebdo’s offices in Paris, France…
TIME seems to agree: Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr
And Facebook has suspended the magazine’s account: Charlie Hebdo accuses Facebook of helping hatemongers after firebomb and Rights group slams Facebook for censorship of French weekly
Charlie Hebdo responded to the bombing by printing more images in a special edition (that looks like it can be purchased online).
More rebuttals, but again, why isn’t anyone publishing the images?
SPECTATOR: Can we torch Time Magazine’s offices now?
…what possible argument can those of us who shudder at the thought of arsonists torching Time, and immolating all who work there, now make in its defence?
Index on Censorship: Charlie Hebdo attack: No more excuses
The smoke had barely cleared from the firebombed office of Charlie Hebdo magazine – attacked for publishing cartoons of Mohammed – when TIME magazine’s Bruce Crumley chose to criticise the satirists before the terrorist. James Kirchick denounces a too-familiar tendancy…
Though he fashions himself a bold truth-teller, Crumley’s justification of violent extremism isn’t new. It’s just the latest iteration of a tired excuse for terrorism, expressed by everyone from Noam Chomsky to Ron Paul, which is that the victims of terrorism have it coming. What made Crumley’s entry into the genre singularly poisonous, and what I believe elicited the widespread disgust from journalists of all political stripes, is that it was written by a working journalist, not an academic, politician, or anti-“Islamophobia” activist.
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