The Anti-Charlie Hebdo Fifth Column

The writers objecting to PEN America’s award would prefer that the magazine had targeted a different religion.

If there is any group of people on the planet that should feel solidarity with the slain editors of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is writers. Appropriately enough, the writers group PEN America is giving its annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award to the French publication now synonymous with martyrdom to free speech. Yet the award has become controversial, attacked by a group of writers who presume to lecture murder victims on not provoking their murderers.

  • Would you wear a T-shirt with a Charlie Hebdo cartoon printed on it?

    You might in Montana. Don’t try it in Mecca (or Paris).


    Because, Islam trains a small number of its most devout believers it’s OK to kill. And Islamic killers have been trained to kill anyone who insults Allah and/or Mohammad.

    In Montana you’d have a good chance none of these Islamic killers would see you.

    In Mecca you wouldn’t last five minutes. One of Islam’s killers would come from out of nowhere and kill you. It is that simple.

    You don’t believe me? Ask any Muslim!

    Read how fear controls Islam at: http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspo

  • tom_billesley

    The roll of dishonour: Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Peter Carey, and Taiye Selasi.

  • Jim Horne

    Like Neville Chamberlain these appeasers had a choice. The choice was between honour and dishonour. They have chosen dishonour. Let the record show that there is no greater mistake than to suppose that platitudes, smooth words, and timidity offer a path to safety.