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Old 15.01.2015, 15:12
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Re: France: Charlie Hebdo Office shootings

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True, but you can challenge and contest public opinion through Free Speech, which is the civilized process of democracy. You can stay within the guidelines of the laws, or skirt the edge of it while accepting its consequences. But what is uncivilized is to brutally neutralize it, either through physical violence or even intellectual dishonesty.

We need to elevate our intellectual capacity to take in dissent and still respect the human beings behind them. For those who claim to be religious, these are tests and opportunities to demonstrate and develop patience, perserverance, tolerance, true peace and love. If you are going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.
I don't know if it could be made any more clear that even regular Muslims were not happy with the cartoons. I think there're huge differences between Muslims and Christians regarding the way religious symbols should be respected, which are probably irreconcilable.
Don't see what's more to be said on it.

Apparently, the founder of Charlie Hebdo thinks the editor Stephane Charbonnier dragged his team to death.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ir-deaths.html
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