The horrific attack in Paris which saw twelve people dead at the Charlie Hebdo offices on 7th January was nothing to do with freedom of speech – it was to do with war. It was the act of extremists, not of normal, decent people. And lest anyone forget, police officer Ahmed Merabet, one of the men killed on that day, was also Muslim. More than that, he was a man who was serving his community, protecting them from those who would do them harm.
I am sick to death of armchair extremists – because that’s what these people are – it is still terrorism!
Until people can accept that these acts of terrorism are made by an extremist minority, and stop calling for the mass extermination of all people of the same faith, things will continue to get worse.