Here’s How The World Is Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Attack
We are, along with the rest of the world, shocked and disgusted at the brutal, senseless attacks against Charlie Hebdo in France today. There are wonderful commentaries that say things much more eloquently than I ever could, so we’ve instead decided to feature the photos, thoughts and reactions from around the world that exemplify the outrage and, ultimately, the hope from those in the world who value free speech.
A Former Editor Of “The Onion” Responds
Joe Randazzo, former editor of The Onion, wrote on MSNBC.com, that writers and satirists must resist censoring themselves out of fear.
“This is radical ideology taken to an abhorrent new low. The footage and photographs that have so far emerged depict several armed men, dressed in tactical black. It looks like a highly organized attack, but an attack, ultimately, on what? An idea? You cannot kill an idea by murdering innocent people — though you can nudge it toward suicide.
That is the real threat: that we’ll allow our fear, or our anger, to kill ourselves.”
At The Newseum In Washington D.C.
At The French Consulate In Montreal
Note: This image was also posted on an Instagram account attributed to the street artist Banksy. A representative for Banksy says the image is not his creation.
The Muslim Community
Despite Fox News’ arguments to the contrary, major Muslim groups and individuals have denounced the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. The Spectator has many more individual tweets from Muslims condemning the attack.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations
Representatives of CAIR have appeared on television all day to condemn the attacks. They also posted the following tweet featuring text from the Qur’an, describing how the book is meant to promote knowledge and understanding.
“Every American Stands With France”
We Are Not Afraid