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The recent attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and some relevant points.

Like all others, I condemn the deadly terrorist attack on the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris and at the same believe that the weekly has no right to hurt the sentiments of any man or woman on his or her religion. On several occasions, the magazine has been accused of publishing provocative cartoons on different religions. Depictions of the prophet are strictly prohibited in the Islamic faith but it never cared for it. Their logic was that the attack was on the and in no way on . I think they ought to maintain a limit as we all know that the whole world is now under the threat of terrorists who never judge anything by logic. However, the attack should be condemned by all irrespective of their religion.

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Shadi wrote on January 8, 2015, 1:57 AM

I didn't hear about the attack. I hope no one was injured. But obviously the prophet is a very sensitive issue for the Muslims. Just like the Holocaust is for Jews. People should not provoke. Why is that so hard?

luisga814 wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:07 AM

I hate this kind of terrorist attack but it seems there is some error with the magazine. Just a opinion only.

dd-das wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:57 AM

Thanks in return for supporting my views.

dd-das wrote on January 8, 2015, 8:01 AM

The attack has killed 12 people and injured many others.

luisga814 wrote on January 8, 2015, 8:20 AM

Alhough we have freedom.of expression but the magazine should not made any comment against the belief of the Islam, to avoid that kind of madness.

maxeen wrote on January 8, 2015, 9:24 AM

So what about the freedom of speech ,the freedom of opinion. The freedom to talk about myths!!

msiduri wrote on January 8, 2015, 2:03 PM

There are always questions taste. I may not like at satirical portrayal of someone's religion, even if I have none of my own. But I also belief there's a more than a little merit in the old Ben Franklin quote: Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. The test of whether one values freedom of expression is not how offensively one is willing to speak in anger, or to whom, but whether one continues to speak out for the sake of justice when there are those who oppose the message.

I'm not familiar with the French publication, but I don't think they said or did anything that they deserved being killed for. The one who deserve blame are the murderers who shot their defenseless fellow humans in cold blood.

One could are the wisdom of continuing to publish, or the taste of the cartoons, but the morality, IMHO, is quite clear.

soupdragon wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:10 PM

I can see how what they were writing was highly offensive to some, but of course this doesn't justify murder. In general I think satire is a powerful weapon in the battle against tyranny

soupdragon wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:12 PM

When the film 'Life of Brian' came out in 1979, a lot of Christians were offended but I don't recall anyone actually taking a gun to the heads of the Monty Python team who wrote and starred in it. Some people are more tolerant than others.