If you don't this this is a topic worth your time, you are an idiot.
If you in any way try to say anything close to, "What did they expect? They should be more careful." then you are part of the problem.
Most of the new listeners probably don't know - but this isn't my only blog on blogspot. No, I have another one.
When you click to it, you'll get this;
Why would anyone find something I would do objectionable enough to complain to google (owner of blogger)? Well simply, my little side blog was in the first batch of internet addresses to be banned by Pakistan nine years ago. The Islamist trolls took it from there.
Content WarningSome readers of this blog have contacted Google because they believe this blog's content is objectionable.
Sure, there is a little frontal nudity ... but that isn't what they objected to.
The blog? Since 2006, DrawMohammedWeek, of course. I started it on a whim to show just how difficult it would be to contain what the Islamic fundamentalists were trying to kill their way to silence in the wake of the Danish cartoon kerfuffle.
With new media, anyone can reach the world in less than a few minutes and as a result, anyone can draw Mohammed and have that image on a computer all the way to Mecca if they wanted ... and I did. Sadly, a lot more turtles pulled their heads in their shells than lions of liberty roared, but I made my point.
Every threat to liberty and the spirit of man by the most retrograde force on the planet today - radical Islam - must be opposed. They threaten the very basic nature of the West - free expression.
When someone tries to shut you up, yell louder. It is what a free people do.
From the bullies trying to silence everyone with the "microaggression" BS, to the other bullies on college campus with their speech codes, to those who went in to the offices of Charlie Hebdo and opened fire - they are all the same. They are the jackboot fantasying forever to kick in the face of individual liberty. Liberty to speak - and more importantly - liberty to offend others.
So, I would ask you to not just look at this one cover of Charlie Hebdo on this post, visit my little protest blog DrawMohammedWeek and look at their greatest hits. Look what people died for.
The attack on them was an attack on everyone who loves freedom. This will happen again, it is only a matter of when.
You see - I thought the attacks on Van Gogh would open people's eyes. I thought Ayaan Hirshi Ali's persecution would do it. I thought the London and Madrid attacks would. I thought Ft. Hood would ... but no. I guess there isn't enough blood yet.
“I'd rather be standing up than live on my knees.” Charlie Hebdo leading cartoonist Charb.
UPDATE: Outstanding commentary on the empty "Je suis Charlie" out there by Matt Welsh over at Reason, and always - his royal awesomesause Rusty Shackleford over at Jawa.