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Je Ne Suis Pas Un Vrai Charlie

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

A quick challenge. Imagine, for a moment, that a satirical magazine like Charlie Hebdo had been based in Saudi Arabia. Having trouble? Me too, because it's unimaginable...

Condemnation Needs to Be on Both Sides, on Charlie Hebdo

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

Instead of marching for rights and the liberty to say and do as one wishes, our leaders should be condemning insults by anyone to anyone of any faith. Our leaders should be speaking out demanding that we respect this fundamental right and not abuse this right to free speech.

Why I'm Organising a 'Je Suis Charlie' Candlelit vigil

Ben Hansen Hicks | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK
Ben Hansen Hicks

Freedom of speech. We have, in the Western world, had this right since the dawn of time. Freedom to challenge, freedom to speak out. The Charlie H...

Islam Is Privilege

Aral Balkan | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK
Aral Balkan

Islam is a set of ideas. It is an ideology. It inherently deserves no more or less respect than any other ideology. That is to say, it inherently deserves no respect whatsoever. Just like any other idea or ideology, Islam also deserves no special protection from criticism or critique. Affording it any such privilege just because it has a supernatural origin story is not compatible with reason. Muslims, on the other hand, are people who have adopted Islam as dogma. It should really go without saying that just like any other person, Muslims inherently deserve to be respected as people, treated with dignity, and have their rights protected.

Time to Pay Religion the Disrespect It Deserves

Christopher Jackson | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Politics
Christopher Jackson

All religions, new and old, should be subject to the same disrespect that Charlie Hedbo so boldly and bravely paid them. As Salman Rushdie, a man who knows a thing or two about this subject, said religion deserves our 'fearless disrespect'. Long may such disrespect, whether it be in Charlie Hedbo or elsewhere, continue.

'Big Brother' Warning As PM Looks To Increase Snooper Powers After Paris Attack

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK

David Cameron is meeting intelligence and security chiefs to discuss Britain's response to the terror attacks in France, amid cries from civil liberti...

Egypt And Turkey Accused Of 'Spitting On Graves' Of Charlie Hebdo By Attending Paris March

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK

Leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Russia are grossly hypocritical for attending today's Paris march for the journalists murdered at Charlie Hebdo magazin...

Terrorists 'Pretend To Be Muslims', Says Murdered Police Officer's Brother

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK

The brother of the police officer murdered by the terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices has called them "pretend" Muslims. Ahmed Merabe...

White Men, Australians And Journalists Apologise For Rupert Murdoch's Tweet About Muslims

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Comedian Aziz Ansari Brands Rupert Murdoch A ‘Racist Piece Of Sh**', Starts Hashtag #RupertsFault JK Rowling Just Took Down Rupert Murdoc...

Police Hunt 'Armed And Dangerous' Female Suspect In Paris Attacks

Press Association | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Police are continuing to hunt for the "armed and dangerous" girlfriend of one of the gunmen in the Paris massacres - after three days of terror in the...

Lone Wolves Have Learned 'How To Hate And How To Kill' Warns MI5

Associated Press | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

The military-style attack in Paris has made clear that Europe faces an evolving, ever-more complex terror threat, no longer dominated by a few big pla...

Gunfire, Explosions And Tragedy: The Moment Police Stormed Paris Supermarket Held By Gunman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

This is the moment armed police storm stormed a Jewish supermarket in Paris where a gunman linked to the Charlie Hebdo massacre was locked in a stand-...

Charlie Hebdo: Fox News Anchor Suggests Skin Colour Helps Identify 'Typical Bad Guys'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

SEE ALSO: Fox News Lampooned By French TV For Comparing ‘No-Go' Zones To Afghanistan & Iraq Too Many Smartphones, Not Enough Guns: Fox Reporter's...

#JeSuisJuif: Twitter Rallies Behind Jewish Targets Of Paris Terror Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

A hashtag expressing solidarity for the Jewish population of France is gathering traction on Twitter. #JeSuisJuif began trending shortly after it ...

'5 Hostages' At Kosher Grocery Siege Linked To Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK and agencies | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Gunmen Shot Dead And Hostages Freed At 2 French Siege Sites Four hostages have been killed, according to reports, as at leas...

Death Is the Ultimate Intimacy: The Media Were Wrong to Show Video of Charlie Hebdo Policeman Ahmed Merabet's Murder

Asa Cusack | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Asa Cusack

Ahmed Merabet's death is not the first I've witnessed on screen, but it has troubled me in ways that other deaths have not. Warnings of "distressing scenes" have it backwards. This is not about us as viewers. It's about him as a human being.

Charlie Hebdo and the One Who Thinks Differently

Robin Jones | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Jones

Yesterday was a national day of mourning here in France, marked by a moment's silence at noon. In Place de la République this was observed by a group of many hundreds, holding hands in the rain, forming a ring around the square's central monument.

Prophet or Not, You're Not Free From Being Offended

Daniel W Smith | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Daniel W Smith

Charlie Hebdo absolutely got it right when they stood and criticised Islam. While others may have shirked away from criticising Islam Charlie Hebdo was on the forefront of defending free speech. It doesn't matter how sacred Muslims may revere the Prophet Muhammad because everyone is allowed to have an opinion.

Charles De Gaulle Airport Flights Diverted Amid Standoff With Charlie Hebdo Shooting Suspects

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist & Shook His Hand' France’s largest airport is operating a reduced service amid a n...

Four Hostages Dead And Three Gunmen Killed As French Police Storm Siege Sites

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

At Least Four Hostages Dead As French Police Storm Two Siege Sites Brothers Behind Charlie Hebdo Massacre Killed In Fiery End To Siege Gunman Linked...

Police Focus On Forest In Hunt For Charlie Hebdo Killers

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A manhunt to trace two brothers wanted over the Paris magazine massacre was focusing on a stretch of countryside outside the capital on Thursday. Ther...

Sara C Nelson

#JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Police Officer Ahmed Merabet | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Charlie Hebdo Siege Witness Didier: 'I Met A Terrorist & Shook His Hand' The identification of one of the Charlie Hebdo attack victims as a...

British Newspaper Cartoonists Give The Finger To Charlie Hebdo Attackers

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

British National newspapers have published defiant cartoons ridiculing the attackers who murdered 12 people in a shooting attack on the offices of Fre...

Satirical Magazine Staff Murdered in Paris - Can Psychology Explain why Satire Provokes Violence?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

When people feel especially threatened, they do tend to respond in a particularly hostile manner. The sense of threat shapes their perceptions, plus explains their reactions.

Newsrooms Fall Silent In Poignant Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

Thousands of people across the world observed a minute's silence on Thursday morning in honour of the 12 people shot dead during the horrific attack o...