For Irish-born Islamic convert Khalid Kelly, the former leader of Al-Muhajiroun in Ireland, the Charlie Hedbo attack was a symbolic act of retaliation against Western imperialism.
In the hours following the Charlie Hebdo shootings, footage showing one gunman executing a police officer surfaced online. Pointing his index finger upwards to make the sign of Shahada, the declaration of one god, the masked man bellowed “Allahu Akbar. …
If you normally believe that intentionally causing extreme distress to a vulnerable section of society with hook-nosed caricatures of their most sacred prophet is wrong, violence should not shock you out of that opinion.
The tragic and brutal murder of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo has left many of us wondering how to respond to such an assault on freedom of expression. Such horrors demand some sort of response from us, …