I wrote this article for my personal blog a couple of days ago but thought that my readers on this blog might be interested too as most of you are very different people! Please, if you agree (even broadly) with the points raised, do share this post through your blogs, Twitter, Facebook and so on.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
― Edmund Burke
Source: Nury Vittachi
‘Je suis Charlie’ – I am Charlie – is the rallying call in Europe and even around the world but … am I Charlie? Can I really identify with the men who died and what they stood for? And if not, then who do I identify with?
We were all, quite understandably, shocked and appalled by the massacre at Charlie Hebdo and the subsequent murders which took place in Paris. Every form of media outlet was awash with stories, claims, opinions and debates and the social media busied itself with endless shares of cartoons from around the world. Overnight #JeSuisCharlie became a household term and the largest march of solidarity in French history took to the streets of Paris joined by many of the world’s most important people.
No one, to my knowledge, is condoning the attacks (bar the rants of radical extremists)but the sound of reason…
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