Charlie Hebdo people and police were shot dead by masked gunmen yesterday. People are shocked, in mourning and defiantly expressing their opinions.
I offer my condolences to all affected by this tragedy.
I hope the #illridewithyou movement continues during this time to protect innocent members of our community.
After hearing about the shooting and having a few moments to absorb it, my first thoughts (after the victims, their families and their friends) went to the Muslim community. I never expected this, but this is beautiful, poignant and tragic.
One of the police officers outside the Charlie Hebdo magazine, there because they were defending the magazine after threats, was Muslim. He was murdered by the gunmen.
World.Mic has the details: #JeSuisAhmed Reveals the Hero of the Paris Shooting Everyone Needs to Know
I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. #JesuisAhmed
— Dyab Abou Jahjah (@Aboujahjah) January 8, 2015
I will die protecting your right to ridicule my faith. #JeSuisAhmed
— Hussain Sadiq (@HussainSadiqGBR) January 8, 2015
Here are some key links to arguments and commentary on the aftermath:
- Why I am not Charlie on Paper Bird
- Charlie Hebdo is heroic and racist on Slate
- ABC news: Charlie Hebdo shooting: Tens of thousands join rallies across France and the world for attack victims
- ABC’s The Drum on why we should have supported Charlie Hebdo before (Australian Broadcasting Commission)
- The Age: David Pope’s Charlie Hebdo cartoon goes viral on social media (with the cartoon)
- The Conversation on Charlie Hebdo
- Jacobini says “The murder of Charlie Hebdo journalists is appalling. But we should fear the coming Islamophobic backlash.” (One of my first thoughts after absorbing the horrific news yesterday morning.)
- The Hooded Utilitarian says “In the wake of Charlie Hebdo, freedom of speech does not mean freedom from criticism.”
- HuffPost says, “Photos Of Charlie Hebdo Rallies Show France Come Together In Solidarity”
- Buzzfeed: 23 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding To The Charlie Hebdo Shooting
- LeJDD: cartoons in the wake of Charlie Hebdo (in French)
- Daily Record: cartoons in the wake of Charlie Hebdo (in English or French)
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— Ted Bird (@manofbird) January 9, 2015