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07 January, 2015

January 7, 2015: Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

Twelve people died and 11 others were injured today in Paris after gunman opened fire at Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris. Notable victims included.

Charlie Hebdo Editor, Cartoonist St├ęphane Charbonnier
Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Georges Wolinski
Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Jean Cabut

Religion, a mediaeval form of unreason, when combined with modern weaponry becomes a real threat to our freedoms. This religious totalitarianism has caused a deadly mutation in the heart of Islam and we see the tragic consequences in Paris today. I stand with Charlie Hebdo, as we all must, to defend the art of satire, which has always been a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity. ‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect. - Salman Rushdie

"I am Charlie"
"I am Charlie"

Collection of cartoons responding to the attacks

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