Charlie-Hebdo... The appalling news out of Paris this morning, about the terrorist attack that has killed 12 people at the offices of the satirical French newspaper, immediately made me think of the success the terrorists likely will have in their larger goal: silencing the critics of Islam. True to my concern, progressives both here in America and in Europe are already busy blaming the victims – and most definitely not defending free speech.
I'd rather die standing than live on my knees (via Mark Steyn)
First-hand account from the terrorist attack on Charlie-Hebdo (Claire Berlinski)
Charlie-Hebdo massacre: how the west will respond (James Delingpole)
Do not submit! (Zombie)
Here are some links to the best things I've read so far. In the last piece, “Zombie” calls out for publishing the “offensive” cartoons far and wide. Zombie is right: we need to assert our free speech rights vigorously. We cannot appease these monsters. We must resist. To that end, I'm republishing the original cartoons that provoked so much manufactured outrage amongst radical Muslims. I first published these almost 9 years ago, in February 2006...