As you probably aware by now, Charlie Hebdo will publish its first edition since last week’s attack on its offices in Paris which claimed 12 lives. Three million copies, 50 times its normal circulation, will be printed and translated into several languages including English and Arabic. The official release is set for tomorrow.
The cover features the Prophet Muhammad holding a “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Atop the cover the headline reads, “Tout est pardonné” which means “All is forgiven.”
So far as CNN & MSNBC are concerned, Sharia Law trumps the First Amendment. This is a very bad thing because it sends the message that terrorism works. It sends the message that ISIS and al Qaeda can dictate to our press what we can and cannot read. It also sends the message that violence can force secular institutions to show Islam a deference it would not dare show any other religion. It further sends the message that the demonstrations that took place all over this country and all over the world in support of freedom and liberty are but statements of fashion and window dressing. The refusal of CNN and MSNBC to show the Charlie Hebdo cover and the rationale behind it are a very big step towards totalitarianism and theocracy.
You can see the Charlie Hebdo cover in this Wall Street Journal video which took a behind the scenes look at the production of the new issue.
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