13 April, 2021

Rescue Mission Needed

After Paris, the Muslim majority cannot stay silent any longer

Rescue Mission Needed

As a Frenchman, I couldn’t help being moved seeing 40 heads of state walking together in Paris on January 11 along with two million other people marching for a better world, the children singing the Marseillaise, and the ‘Je suis Charlie Hebdos’ painted on a thousand faces. Something happened in France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre: the French spirit of Liberte-Egalite-Fraternite rose up, probably as never before in the last 100 years.

There were, however, many Muslims in France who begged to differ. It has been reported that hundreds of French government websites were compromised by Fre­nch Islamic hackers and messages such as ‘I am Muslim and not Charlie’ posted. It’s also come out that thousands of Fre­nch Muslim boys refused to par­ticipate in the minute of sil­ence in French schools on Jan­uary 9 for the dead journalists.

Many Muslims, and non-Muslims, have also been saying that maybe the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had it coming as they kept insulting Islam. How do the two...

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