Je Suis Charlie

It’s a small gesture but this blog stands in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo which was yesterday the scene of a dreadful attack on its staff:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30712020

The attack was supposedly revenge for a cartoon poking fun at the prophet Muhammad.  There are a lot of complicated issues about these cartoons which need discussion, such as whether it’s OK to be so offensive about other people’s faith – but right now there’s only one thing to say and that is this: we must defend free speech and stand together to oppose all those who try to intimidate us, no matter who they are.  I’m really not sure if I would have the courage to carry on if I’d received credible death-threats but I hope I would, because the alternative is to let intimidation win.

This blog will observe a moment’s silence in respect for the dead and their families:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirk out

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