Tag: Charlie Hebdo


Looking Back at 'Charlie Hebdo' Reactions, from Press to Protests

For three weeks since the Islamic terrorist murders of 12 people at the?Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, the world has been reacting. When it comes to the publishing (or reprinting) of cartoons “defaming the Prophet,” I’ve parsed our seven different responses.   1. YES! YES! YES! More than six million copies were published, in some 16 languages, of the new edition of Charlie Hebdo, depicting the Prophet Muhammad showing solidarity with the victims of the radical Islamist attack. This defiant doubling down, affirming the absolute non-negotiability of freedom of expression, was met......

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The Funny Thing About Taking 'Charlie Hebdo' Seriously

It is a very serious time in France, especially for the Jewish community. And yet, at the center of the storm is a very unserious entity, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Its editors may be best known for caricatures of Muhammed (venerated as a prophet by many throughout the world), but they made their living by ridiculing just about anything anyone took seriously, including themselves. The cartoonist known as Luz, who owes his survival to running late to an editorial meeting, has expressed how the assault that robbed him of his friends......

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When Satire Crosses the Line

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its first edition since the killings at their offices last week. On the cover is a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Was it the right decision on the part of the survivors? Here, I’m exploring the dilemma: “Just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.” Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the......

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Je Suis Charlie...or Not?

The rallying cry Je Suis Charlie (“I am Charlie”), referring to the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 11 journalists were murdered in the name of Islam last week, has become popular on placards, posters, t-shirts and more – not only in Europe, but here in the U.S., where pro athletes recently sported the slogan on their pregame workout clothes. But what does it mean to identify yourself with Charlie Hebdo, a publication which for years has specialized in being not only purposefully provocative, but blatantly offensive – and not only to Muslims,......

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Grieving the Charlie Hebdo Attack

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week’s?fatal shooting of 12 people at the editorial offices of the popular Charlie Hebdo publication in Paris has ignited strong reactions of condemnation around the globe. What’s the wisest way to frame your position when you oppose something this heinous? Processing all the emotions of grief, and in this case, when we experience the shock of a collective grief, can be challenging. Watch my video below for more insight and discussion.   Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the......

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