Charlie Hebdo

Today 12 people were gunned down in a magazine office in Paris. Charlie Hebdo is a well-known satirical magazine, the equivalent of, say, Private Eye or National Lampoon. Two, or maybe three, murderers shouted Arabic slogans as they left the building. Charlie Hebdo has a history of pissing Islamists off, so it’s assumed that this is yet another attack on Europe by fundamentalist muslims. Laughter is central to freedom: they have struck at the heart of our culture. And they were right: ridicule is the best weapon against fascism. Here is a chart of the attack. Time is approximate. I … Continue reading Charlie Hebdo