The Saturnalian stands with French newspaper Charlie Hebdo against the Islamists who target free expression with violence. To combat these acts, we must continue to express ourselves without fear. Doing so is the only way to defeat the Islamists.
Islamists want the West to resort to violence. But we can fight this war in other ways. When Islamists attack free expression, we must spread the message they attacked ten-fold. We must reprint cartoons depicting Muhammad and post editorials criticizing Islam. Only then will the Islamists see their tactics fail. Cowardly news services refusing to reprint the cartoons out of fear are submitting to the Islamists. We cannot allow this to happen, for the sake of free expression and western society.
Yesterday, twelve lost their lives in this struggle, including cartoonists Stéphane Charbonnier, Jean Cabu, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard Verlhac. This post is dedicated to their sacrifice for free expression.