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Paris, France — “Je Suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”). This slogan has circled the globe since the shooting of members of the satirical newspaper’s staff of cartoonists and writers last Wednesday.
The cover of Charlie Hebdo will be published this week on Wednesday with the headline “Tout Est Pardonné,” which translates to “All Is Forgiven” and shows the image of Mohammed with a tear in his eye. Charlie has not backed down despite the blood and horror inflicted on them by Islamic radicals who would like to silence free speech and return this world to the 7th Century.
There have been several estimates of the number of copies that will be printed of the newspaper from one million to six million in 16 languages. Normally the paper publishes around 60,000.
The two brothers who French police now believe were part of a cell of six persons shouted out that they were avenging the prophet Mohammed when they massacred Charlie staff members but their terrorist attack seems to have generated a global response to their attack on free speech that did not win Islam any support or sympathy.
Reportedly the attack was sponsored by al Qaeda Yemen hoping to spark a holy war.
What it did was to rally support to Charlie Hebdo and bring out such organizations as Anonymous against them. Anonymous, a “legion” of hackers, has vowed to take down every radical Islam web site. “We Are Legion,” they told them “Expect Us.” Marches in support of Charlie have taken place globally. American satirist Bill Maher told radical Islam to “go f____ yourself” on his show, and he praised the French for not backing down.
The Germans have also reportedly held anti-Islam marches in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack.
For the most part most marches did not mention the Islamic religion.
“Je Suis Charlie” however, may one day be seen as a wake up call to Western Civilization.
— Je Suis Charlie