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

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

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Charlie Hebdo: The Rallying Cry for Free Speech Is Noble, but Hypocritical

Alexandra Chaloux | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Alexandra Chaloux

I would invite those who are invoking the sanctity of free speech and freedom of self expression in response to the shootings in Paris to consider a few things...

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.

A Parisian Nightmare

Umar Hanif | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Umar Hanif

It can be difficult to find hope in such dark times. Ultimately, we must remember that what unites us is stronger than what divides us. We have more to lose by regurgitating hate between communities than we do by standing in solidarity with one other.

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.

A Tale of Two Cities: Paris and Peshawar

Farid Panjwani | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Farid Panjwani

It is time to choose between frenzy and rationality; between revenge and justice; between short term political mileage and long term solution; between national interests and cosmopolitanism. Our choice will determine the shape of the twenty-first century. Perhaps remembering that it is a tale of two cities' pain - one in the heart of a Muslim society and the other in the heart of the West - can help make the right choices.

The Freedom of Speech vs. the Responsibility of Freedom

Lucy Cooper | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
Lucy Cooper

There are many arguments and opinions abuzz on the social media networks, some radical, many shocked and sad. I can only speak for the ones I am exposed to, but these seem to fall within two camps - The Freedom of Speech vs. The Responsibility of Freedom.

Charlie Hebdo, Murderous Bullies, Dank Mistrust and a Lesson in Solidarity and History

Karl Davis | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

We need to get angry. We need to get involved. More than anything, we need to get angry at the right people. We need to stand together, and not allow ourselves to be hoodwinked into being angry at Mosques, when we should be angry at the fat cats of Threadneedle Street, and at Parliament

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...

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#JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Police Officer Ahmed Merabet

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

In the Name of Freedom, We Say 'Charlie'!

One Young World | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK
One Young World

Today, we are neither left nor right, we are French. Leaving aside partisan divisions and more than ever we advocate for national unity.

Free Speech Is the Lifeblood of Humanity Not Oil to the Flame

John Sargeant | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

If publications reprint the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, it is not putting oil to the flame. The fundamentalists do that for themselves. Rather, we are showing that freely expressing our words and opinions are the lifeblood of humanity. They surge through us, they are a part of who we are.

Charlie Hebdo Shootings And Hostage Crisis (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Three terrorists behind a bloody spate of terror attacks in France have been killed after police stormed both scenes. Charlie Hebdo killer brothers...

Why the Prophet Muhammad Would Condemn Such Violence

Meliha Hayat | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

Islam is not the first religion to be manipulated by criminals for their own socio-political agenda, but unfortunately the glaring voices of extremism have overshadowed the moderate majority, who much like the rest of the world, strongly condemn such horrific acts of violence.

Je Suis Charlie

Robin Lustig | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

In the aftermath of an atrocity as horrifying as the Paris murders on Wednesday, it is more important than ever to be crystal clear about the freedoms that we hold most dearly. Freedom of expression, which must always include the freedom to offend and to ridicule. Satire is an essential part of a democracy. Incitement to hatred and to violence are crimes; incitement to mockery is not... Freedom from fear, including the fear of being different, or of speaking out, or of questioning majority beliefs. Above all, the freedom from the fear of being murdered.

Seven Arrests But 'Heavily Armed' Paris Shooting Suspects Still At Large (LIVE UPDATES)

The Huffington Post UK/AP/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

French police have arrested seven people but are reportedly still hunting two heavily armed men, one with possible links to al Qaeda, for the mass kil...

Police Officer Dead After Second Attack In Paris

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A female police officer shot in southern Paris has died, Sky News reports. The woman was shot in Montrouge, south of Paris, after a gun battle with...

'Bad Theology' and Religious Terror

David Knowles | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
David Knowles

The journalists and policemen murdered in Paris are the latest tragic victims in an ongoing war of ideas and belief. To win this war theologians must get involved, abandoning relativism and, as blunt as it sounds, take sides.

Graphic Footage Captures Paris Gunmen Murdering Policeman As They Flee Shooting

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: #JesuisAhmed Hashtag Commemorates Murdered Muslim Police Officer Ahmed Merabet Graphic footage of two of the suspects believed to be among ...

Paris on a Budget

Rosie Snowball | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

Once the reality of living in Paris hit home, the cost of doing so brought such excitement to a brief halt. It turns out, your year abroad differs greatly from your holiday; euros are not Monopoly money and now you have to buy washing up liquid. Therefore, jumpers from your netball club, whose only appeal is their impressive Parisian logo are a no-go. Below are some tips for doing Paris on a budget, as your home or your holiday.

Vive La Difference

Judith Owen | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Judith Owen

I love visiting Paris...the food, the history, the arrogance, everything that tells me I'm a tourist. My sister is a hard core Francophile. She ran away to live the dream there, ended up fluent, and a professor at La Sorbonne.