See the Powerful Cartoons Drawn in Response to the Paris Terror Attack
Terrorists opened fire inside the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 — reportedly including the satirical publication's editor and three cartoonists who mocked radical Islam.
In the wake of the brutal murders, journalists, cartoonists and free speech advocates from around the world are speaking out and offering some powerful cartoons in response.
Of course the vicious Paris attack is an assault on free civilization, but also on journalism.12 are dead. Let's not trivialize this debate
— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) January 7, 2015
— Ruben L. Oppenheimer (@RLOppenheimer) January 7, 2015
Everyone knows – especially journalists – that it was an attack on American values and democratic values everywhere. http://t.co/cUJi2Rld8W
— Bernard Goldberg (@BernardGoldberg) January 7, 2015
— Neelabh Banerjee (@NeelabhToons) January 7, 2015
When murderous zealots prove their satirists right.
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) January 7, 2015
— David Pope (@davpope) January 7, 2015
— Carlos Latuff (@LatuffCartoons) January 7, 2015
— Ann Telnaes (@AnnTelnaes) January 7, 2015
— Nate Beeler (@natebeeler) January 7, 2015
Paris in "Boston" mode right now - locked down and hunting for these killers.
— martha maccallum (@marthamaccallum) January 7, 2015
Apparently men yelling "Allahu Akbar" while killing journalists who mocked Mohammed isn't enough evidence of "motivation" for White House
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 7, 2015
The White House has called the Paris attack an act of "terror," but has not mentioned Islam, the motivation, or the assault on free speech.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) January 7, 2015
France terror attack sophisticated operation:daylight,ballistics,spoke French,fled scene(not suicidal)-battlefield experience?@Rationaltruth
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) January 7, 2015
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) January 7, 2015
Author Salman Rushdie issued a statement, calling satire "a force for liberty and against tyranny, dishonesty and stupidity."
Here's my brief statement about the awful events in Paris. Vive Charlie Hebdo! http://t.co/kspeTLCQ78
— Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) January 7, 2015
Meantime, some media outlets are being called out for blurring the images of the cartoons in their reporting on the attack.
— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) January 7, 2015
An AP spokesman told Buzzfeed News that it would not show the Muhammad cartoons in accordance with its policy against "moving deliberately provocative images."