“I am a cop. I am Jewish. I am a Muslim. I am an atheist.”
3 million copies of Charlie Hebdo went on sale today which is about 4 times the usual distribution. The cover depicts a crying Prophet Mohammad carrying a sign saying I am Charlie. Above the Prophet are the words: All is Forgiven.
As citizens of the strongest democracy in the world. we have to ask ourselves if it is wise to poke the bear at this point. We HAVE to poke the bear. Charlie Hebdo HAS to poke the bear. We won’t back down.
We all live in pluralistic societies where we are free to speak our own minds, regardless of how obnoxious that free speech is. The sword must be the pen. The sword must not be machine guns and other weapons of destruction.