Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Je Suis Charlie


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4 Responses to “Je Suis Charlie”

  1. Neil Maxwell Says:


  2. Carl Johnson Says:

    The most commonly seen words in America today…We sometimes forget that France was our first ally…and remains one of our best!
    My heart truly goes out to my friends there on this troubled day
    VIVE la France!!

  3. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    “Murderous and self-sanctifying, radical Islam has become a global attractor for psychopaths. It has never been embarrassed to proclaim its list of hatreds: education, tolerance, plurality, pleasure and, above all, freedom of expression — the freedom that underpins all others. Even more important than the abstractions are the people that jihadists hate and have killed: children, schoolgirls, gays, women, atheists, non-Muslims, and many, many Muslims. To that list we must now add the brave and lively staff of Charlie Hebdo, who hoped to face down hatred with laughter. The slaughter in Paris is a tragedy for the open society. On a dark night for mental freedom, a few fragile points of light: the calm, determined crowds gathered in cities across France; the hope that the general revulsion at these murders might have a unifying effect; the fact that a cult rooted in hate is a frail thing and cannot last; the fact that the psychopaths are vastly outnumbered.”
    — Ian McEwan

  4. Neil Burman Says:

    And so say anybody who is a fit member of the human race and whatever their faith may be,

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