Category Archives: Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Islamic State militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack could still be alive: Iraq

An Islamic State militant linked to the deadly 2015 attack on French weekly Charlie Hebdo could be still be alive, the Iraqi military said on Saturday.

Boubaker el-Hakim was reported by American defense officials to have been killed in November, in a U.S. drone strike in Raqqa, Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria.

Iraqi intelligence supplied information to the Syrian airforce to carry out a series of strikes on Islamic State headquarters and hideouts in Syria, including one believed to belong to el-Hakim, an Iraqi military statement said.

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UK: Muslim teacher condones Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre in classroom

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Of course, he attempted to lie about it, which is routine for Islamic supremacists. Tariq should not only be fired, but charged with inciting violence.

The imposition of blasphemy laws is already happening in the West, with real threats of murder toward anyone who dares to insult Muhammad. What’s worse is that Tariq has spread his hate to children, and did so only days after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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Muhammad cartoons censored at Charlie Hebdo exhibit in Tel Aviv

Two Israeli caricaturists had their drawings censored at a Tel Aviv exhibit to commemorate last year’s terrorist attack on the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Hebrew-language media reported on Sunday.

The works were allegedly censored after the French Embassy expressed concern over their portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad, both Globes and NRG reported.

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Je Suis … Awww Fogetaboutit

Charlie Hebdo anniversary: Subdued ceremony draws smaller crowd than expected

President François Hollande led a brief, sombre and subdued ceremony in front of a sparse crowd on Sunday to honour the 17 people killed in the terrorist attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo a year ago.

It was the culmination of a week of memorial events and tens of thousands of people had been expected.

Yet only a few thousand, at most, gathered under grey skies in the Place de la République. It marked a stark contrast with the million-and-a-half who joined a march led by world leaders in Paris on January 11 last year, when “Je Suis Charlie” became a rallying cry around the world.

Sign says - I am afraid but I am here

Sign says – I am afraid but I am here

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One year after Charlie Hebdo, my friend tells me: ‘This just isn’t the same Paris’

In Place de la République, the Paris square that embodies France and calls to her in her hours of need, the country’s biggest rock star is to play an anthem called Une Dimanche de Janvier (A January Sunday).

Johnny Hallyday’s song is about that unforgettable Sunday following the Charlie Hebdo massacre a year ago. Millions marched, outraged and defiant, against the slaughter, in an outpouring of national unity. But what a long difficult French year it became, culminating in the horrors of 13 November(and the prospect of further killing last week when a fugitive gunman from that second wave was shot on Thursday). The Socialist president, François Hollande, deploys the term “national cohesion”, but only panicked tactical voting – national unity of sorts – in a second round of regional elections prevented the divisive forces of the Front National from taking up to six departments it had won in the first.

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There’s nothing courageous about Charlie Hebdo’s anniversary cover

The new Charlie Hebdo cover is feeble. God with a machine-gun, looking over his shoulder, and the line ‘The Assassin is still at large’. It makes Richard Dawkins look nuanced. Religion is to blame? All religion? It feels dishonest, timid: a refusal to face the fact that it’s a particular form of religion that is the problem.

In fact satire in general is pretty feeble, when it comes to religion and terrorism. Satire is good at attacking established power, and religious terrorism is obviously an intensely marginal thing – far more marginal than satire itself. There is a wider target: Islam in general, but in the West this too is more marginal than satire. So it suits satirists to see religion in general as the problem: it can then seem like they are bravely attacking something strong.

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The series of French police misses that could have warned Charlie Hebdo staff of attacks

Police were warned that one of the Charlie Hebdo gunmen had turned up three months before the attack to say it would be targeted, it has been reported, as French film stars leant their weight to the satirical magazine’s anniversary edition a year.

The magazine’s release came as fresh details emerged of alleged security failings in the run-up to the attacks, which have prompted the widows of two victims to file criminal complaints.

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A Year After Charlie Hebdo Western Liberals Have Folded, the Killers Have Won

The jihadist assault on Charlie Hebdo a year ago was more than an act of mass murder. It was a gruesome test of Europe’s commitment to Enlightenment values. It was an attempt to enforce, through a summary execution of heretics, the idea that there should be limits to the liberty to speak and rile, and that anyone who breaks these limits will be punished. It was a question mark, written in satirists’ blood, demanding of all Europeans: “What is more important: the right of cartoonists and hacks to say whatever they like, and offend anyone they dislike, or the right of religious groups to feel respected?”

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One Year On Charlie Hebdo Forgets The Liberals Who Said They Had It Coming & Instead Blames God & All Religion

Charlie Hebdo anniversary edition cover released: ‘the assassin is still out there’

Cartoonist Laurent Sourisseau, who took over the management of the weekly after the attack, also wrote an angry editorial in defence of secularism. It denounces “fanatics brutalised by the Koran” as well as those from other religions who hoped for the death of the magazine for “daring to laugh at the religious”.


 

As I recall, beyond Muslims the loudest calls to silence Charlie Hebdo came from “Liberals”, secular “Liberals”…

The Rush to Blame the Victims in the Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Shame On The Liberals Who Rationalise Terror

Suggesting that Charlie Hebdo Had It Coming

That’s a very sophisticated, nuanced sort of lame…

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France awards Legion of Honour to victims and “heroes” of Muslim terrorism

Victims of last year’s terror attacks in January have been awarded the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest honour, together with five people who played a pivotal role during the three day siege. Meanwhile, four men who helped thwart a terrorist attack on a French train back in August have also been honoured for their heroism.

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If Charlie Hebdo Won’t Draw Muhammed, Who Will?

A short while after the Islamist terrorist attack in Chattanooga, it came out that the French magazine Charlie Hebdo—its staff members the victim of an Islamist terrorist attack in France—will no longer draw cartoons of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. “We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want,” Laurent Sourisseau, the magazine’s editor, said. “We’ve done our job. We have defended the right to caricature.”

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Charlie Hebdo Surrenders To Islam

No more Muhammad comics, says Charlie Hebdo editor Sourisseau

“Charlie Hebdo” editor Laurent Sourisseau has told “Stern” magazine he will no longer draw cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Souriseau’s statement comes six months after a deadly attack on the magazine’s offices.


 

I do not blame him, he survived the attack however there is no other way but to declare this a surrender to Islam.

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