The best response to the Charlie Hebdo killing is…

… Joe Sacco’s “On Satire”.

This is wisdom.

Look it up, I am not going to post it here.

In a related note:

In 2008, Siné’s article and cartoons in the magazine Charlie Hebdo relating to Jean Sarkozy’s marriage to Jessica Sebaoun-Darty, the Jewish heiress, touched off a controversy, after journalist Claude Askolovitch described them as anti-Semitic. The magazine’s editor, Philippe Val, ordered Siné to write a letter of apology or face termination. The cartoonist said he would rather “cut his own balls off,” and was promptly fired.

One Response to The best response to the Charlie Hebdo killing is…

  1. Bb says:

    .. 1982 radio interview, shortly after a terrorist attack on Jews in central Paris, in which the cartoonist said: ‘Yes, I am anti-Semitic and I am not scared to admit it… I want all Jews to live in fear, unless they are pro-Palestinian. Let them die.’ Siné later apologised.

    ” ‘ Anti-Semitic’ satire divides liberal Paris”

    If any Charlie Hebdo writer ever said or wrote something resembling:

    Yes, I am anti-Muslim and I am not scared to admit it… I want all Muslims to live in fear, unless they are pro-Enlightenment. Let them die.

    .. even if they later apologized, we probably would have heard about it.

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