Monday, 12 January 2015

Je ne suis pas Charlie

In the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks, I ‘liked’ a Facebook infographic that said “Je Suis Charlie”.  I now regret my impulsive action. The attack was abhorrent and I wanted to show my support for free speech.  But, I don’t identify with Charlie Hebdo any more than I identify with Fox News or the infamous Nazi march in Skokie.

Je suis Charlie Hebdo? I think not
Je suis more like the cop that got shot
Charlie’s satire was crude
Both offensive and rude
Ahmed died for their right to write rot