Jesus and Mo – Extra

restons Actors’ statement.   Over at Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne admits he is “not quite sure why Jesus and Mo themselves are holding the sign” that says “Nous Restons Charlie Hebdo” (“We remain Charlie Hebdo”), and the commenters are attempting to answer Coyne’s question. However, the author says that … Continue reading

What do Canadians think about publishing images of Muhammad?

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, I wrote a scathing criticism of the English-speaking media for their cowardice and their betrayal of both the victims and the principles of free expression. But what do Canadians at large really believe about the issue of protecting religious sensitivities? More recently, … Continue reading

Garry Trudeau N’est Pas Charlie

I’ve never found Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip to be either laugh-out-loud funny or brilliantly incisive, and it’s been years since I read it at all regularly, but I do appreciate the strip’s wry, intelligent commentary on American politics when I happen to come across it. Trudeau isn’t an edgy … Continue reading

We Are Charlie; We Are Copenhagen; We Are Halifax

Anyone who has been following the news knows Two people have been killed and five injured in twin shootings in the Danish capital [Copenhagen], with one attack targeting a cultural centre hosting a debate on Islam and free speech and the other a synagogue. What may be less well known … Continue reading

Charlie Hebdo Editorial in English

Nicolas Chinardet from Pink Sauce: Life with a Pink Seasoning has “produced a rough and ready English translation” of the editorial published by Charlie Hebdo in its January 14, 2015 issue published after the terror attacks: “Will there still be ‘yes, buts’?” For the past week, Charlie, an atheist newspaper, … Continue reading

Atheist Freethinkers’ Press Release

In its press release, Atheist Freethinkers (AFT) “Condemns Horrific Attack on Charlie Hebdo [and] Calls for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws”: Montreal, 8th January 2015 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, condemns the horrific attack yesterday on the French satirical magazine Charlie … Continue reading

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