Charlie Hebdo is honored in New York under increased security

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Author Salman Rushdie arrives with a guest for the PEN Literary Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, May 5, 2015.

Author Salman Rushdie arrives with a guest for the PEN Literary Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, May 5, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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NEW YORK (Reuters) "Being here tonight, we contribute to disarming them," Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief Gerard Biard said in reference to the terrorists.

  • “I would rather die standing than live on my knees” – Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie Hebdo

    That is courage.

    The New York Times, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX and all the rest were too wimpy
    to publish or broadcast Hebdo’s cartoons of Mohammed. They cowered and left
    Hebdo practically alone as they hid behind the utterly benign “Je Suis Charlie”!

    The religious – impressed as they are with martyrs – should notice that the free and rational give up their lives also. And for a much nobler cause.

    The time has come to stand up for freedom of speech.
    It will be a disgusting moment if we don’t all rise together.

  • Kim

    For the most part I agree with you, Atheist Max. There is a difference between religious intolerance and cultural intensity and sometimes it is a hairline breath away from each other. However, it is difficult when those who your “freedom” offends are nearly crazed lunatics…hard to reason with those.