Schmidt Wrote: Vox, January 7, 2015: Charlie Hebdo and its biting satire, explained in 9 of its most iconic coversEzra Klein, editor-in-chief at Vox has chosen to share nine cover photos that have enraged the extremists, and supposedly was the reason for the murderous attack on their magazine. You can view them at the above link.I know we have another thread going on the massacre, but I didn't want this topic to get buried amongst the debate going on there. Satire is an important part of free speech, and I for one appreciate the humor that the satirists bring to any political debate. It should be noted as well that many Muslim journalists also welcome and laugh at the Charlie cartoons as they poke fun at the absurdity of some of their most extreme elements, much the same as cartoonists in America poke fun at some of our religious figures. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you are missing something in life.
Tony Johnson Wrote: Great thread. "I would rather die standing up than live on my knees" That was a great line from the story in the link. To hell with these extremists.... you can believe what you want but this is a large world and you can't just kill everyone that you disagree with. I think a large number of copies of these covers should be copied and air dropped across ISIS/ISIL territories. A bold statement of different views will always exist but violence or murder is not a method for dealing with your close mindedness. Maybe a few thousand leaflets about tolerance should also be dropped.