We’re Not All Charlie

“I am Charlie” has been ubiquitous on signs and in hashtags since the Paris terrorist attacks. But not everyone identifies with the victims of the Islamic murders; some blame them for provoking their own murders, or see the attacks as an opportunity to ride their usual hobbyhorses. Grabien has compiled this montage of victim-blaming in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders:

And then there is al Jazeera. Leaked emails published at National Review suggest that the sympathies of those who manage the Qatar-based news network were at least halfway with the terrorists.

I, personally, am not a big fan of Charlie Hebdo. But when someone commits mass murder, the appropriate question is never, Did he have a point? As Hugh Hewitt has been saying, the cartoons are really irrelevant. We may or may not all be Charlie, but we do all have a stake in defeating Islamic extremism.


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