In the Aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Attacks, Let’s Not Forget Fraternity

The Contrary Perspective


Alex Dunn.  Introduction by b. traven.

Alex Dunn is one of TCP’s EU correspondents. An English ex-pat living in Luxembourg gives us a view of this disturbing massacre in Paris. I am sure that Alex’s view from Europe is as concerned as some of our views that the wrong lesson will be learned by politicians about this tragic and vicious attack. Those politicians in power throughout the Western world will see this as an opportunity to further suppress humanitarian and civil rights initiatives in their countries. Already in France which has wisely eliminated the death penalty the far right Le Pen party has used this tragedy to ask for a referendum on restoring the death penalty. How ridiculous, since those who commit these crimes in the name of Islam have usually accepted death as the honor that will get them to the heavenly virgins.  Let’s not compound this awful crime…

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Liberté is not Freedom


The recent attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris made think about what is truly freedom.

If you haven´t looked at some of their cartoons – have a look at them. Here are some examples (which I am not disclosing here due to copyright issues but please have a look):

  • about Michael Jackson after his death saying “Finally white”.
  • after the September 11 with Osama bin Laden saying “No hands!”
  • among discussions in France about banning the Burqa in public with a naked woman with a  cloth stuck in her bottom saying  “Wear it …inside”.
  • one saying that the Koran is made of shit and does not stop bullets.
  • about the homosexual marriage and church with the trinity having sex.
  • and the one from today saying “Love is stronger than hate!”with a muslim kissing a reporter from the magazine Charlie Hebdo !!!

Their cartoons are not about love – more they create hate between people.

They joke about death, religion, anything that comes to their mind without any respect for people feelings.

In my opinion, this is not freedom of speech.  This is war-making-speech and hatred-making speech. They teach intolerance, disrespect for people differences and discrimination.

And more than definitely the cartoons are not funny!