At “Charlie Hebdo” the brutality of extremism went up against the freedom of political satirists and extremism lost as the world as one gasped in repugnance. How rock and roll can you get.
After the murder of twelve cartoonists and members of the editorial board of the satiric French magazine “Charlie Hebdo”, the world mostly recoiled, and then Les Flics hunted the terrorists down and it ended up in a bloody shoot out leaving four hostages and two terrorists dead. The moral here is the pen is mightier than the sword unless, of course, somebody has a sword.
‘All eyes are on us, we’ve become a symbol, just like our cartoons. Humanité headlined ‘Liberty has been assassinated. A huge symbolic weight, that doesn’t exist in our cartoons and is somewhat beyond us, has been put on our shoulders. I’m one amongst many who’s finding that difficult.’