Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Bill Always Comes

Remember February 2006, when a handful of innocuous cartoons sent the Islamic world spinning into a raging frenzy? Well, Charlie Hebdo, one of the French magazines that reprinted them in solidarity, has finally made it to court. The whole thing gets going Wednesday, so keep an eye out. Tuesday, Charlie Hebdo's people denounced what they said is a "medieval process." Philippe Val, head of the magazine, asked "If we no longer have the right to satire... what's left to ordinary citizens for self-defense if they can't even laugh to overcome their fears?" ...Soma?

Thankfully, people like Taslima Nasrin will be called upon to help defend Charlie Hebdo's right to free expression and satire.

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