ON THE PEN LETTER BY ALL THOSE AUTHORS...
terrorists are not the marginalized.
Charlie Hebdo attacked religion and
terrorism, and it was pro-Muslims as much as it was anti-Islam, and it
was anti-racism. As the late editor said, a cartoon does less harm than a
drone. But it's the Algerians and Moroccans living in Paris who are
told they can't dress a certain way who are the victims of what the
writers regard as cultural prejudice. Not the terrorists. The CH team
had guns to their heads and they continued to publish - and that's
commendable, and they should be honored. But they were surely aware that
many Christians were killed in riots in the Middle East and in Africa,
with the Danish cartoons? That's not the Charlie Hebdo team's fault.
That's extremist terror.