Published on Friday, February 20 2015 by Sonico
As a Muslim, I’m Fed Up with the
Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists
by Mehdi Hasan
On 7 January 2015, at about 11:30 am local time, two masked gunmen armed with assault rifles and other weapons forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. They fired up to 50 shots, while shouting “Allahu Ak-bar” (Arabic for “God is great”), killing eleven people and injuring eleven others. The gun-men identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula), which took responsibility for the attack.
On 9 January …