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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Charlie - 1 year

It's now been a full year since the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, France. As it says in the article below, not much has changed in the year since the attack. And the cover captures that sentiment saying, "One year later, the assassin is still at large." The actual perpetrators of the attack on Charlie Hebdo are indeed dead, but the foul cesspool from which they sprung, namely radical Islam, has not been drained. 

The turn away from religion will not be quick. It will have to be an incremental process, replacing the old folks who tend to be very religious with younger people who are educated enough to see through the veils lowered over our eyes and morals by the toxic religions of the world.

This is why it is very important for the atheists of the world to come out of the closet, stand up and demand equality, while demonstrating the negative aspects of religion and the damage it does around the world.

A Year Later, Charlie Hebdo Marks Massacre Anniversary with Provocative Cover

It was January 7 last year when radical Muslims barged into the Charlie Hebdo  headquarters in Paris and killed twelve people. This week, as one year passes since that awful day, the satirical publication is marking the tragedy with a special cover. It features a God-like figure armed with a weapon. The headline roughly translates to, “One year later: The assassin is still at large.”

The edition is 32 pages long and will feature cartoons by staff who died in the attack, as well as designs by current cartoonists, it has been reported.
The satirical magazine will print approximately one million copies to be sold globally in honour of its deceased colleagues.
What’s sad is how little has changed since a year ago. Muslim extremists are still targeting those who dare mock their beliefs, blasphemy laws are still on the books in some western countries, and many people think the cartoonists bear at least some responsibility for what happened to them.
It makes you mourn the cartoonists we lost a year ago — the ones who held nothing sacred and who saw fit to criticize the worst aspects of others’ beliefs. A dozen may have lost their lives, but let’s hope thousands more were created in their place.

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