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Odysseus Tsagarakis

Satire and bullets

By Odysseus Tsagarakis The recent massacre at Charlie Hebdo demonstrates, I think, that unrestrained freedom of expression can have disastrous consequences. Its cartoonists, as is well known, published offensive drawings of the Prophet Mohammad. In western societies, we cherish freedom of speech. The problem is that all too often we exceed the golden rule, the “pan …

Daily News Egypt

A Muslim perspective on Charlie Hebdo – a side war

By Karim al-Andalusi Prophet Muhammad has been one of the top defenders of the freedom of speech, and from there we go. Is it worth it to take to the streets to fight a deep European behaviour, or to dig deeply in the European values and try to perceive and influence it? I argue that …

Daily News Egypt

Notes from America: Arab Americans, the new blacks

By Ahmed Tharwat The Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris and the overhyped anti terror rally that followed exposed the hypocrisy of the West’s secular free speech. It also started a debate about the future of Muslims in Europe and the US. There are about 7 to 8 million Muslims in France, the largest Muslim population in …

Daily News Egypt

Deaths in Paris: Refining the post-9/11 model

By James M. Dorsey Just like Al-Qaeda’s audacious attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon in Washington on 11 September 2001, the raid by suspected jihadist militants in Paris on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will have far-reaching repercussions on multiculturalism. The pursuit of multiculturalism was an attempt by …

Daily News Egypt

Paris operation: Questioning the future of security

By Khaled Okasha Was the attack on Charlie Hebdo in the French capital just a coincidence? Or was it a plan to threaten anyone who mocks Islam? According to eyewitnesses of the attack, while firing their guns, the attackers were shouting that they had avenged the prophet. There is no doubt, however, that this attack …

Daily News Egypt

Stuck between Audacity and Hypocrisy

By Nesreen Salem From a Western perspective, one can see why it is convenient to propagate the Charlie Hebdo massacre as a direct attack on their way of life, on the values they perceive their societies to have been built on, and how global jihadism is a real – nay – the only threat the …

Daily News Egypt

In Pictures: Journalists demonstrate in objection to Charlie Hebdo attack

A group of Egyptian journalists protested in front of the Press Syndicate in Downtown Cairo, along with Syndicate Director Diaa Rashwan on Sunday, in objection to the attack on French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo.   The journalists held peaceful signs that expressed their sympathy with the killed journalists, and their support for free speech. The attack left nine …

Menan Khater

Hebdo and Islam: Extreme dichotomies

While most onlookers, in the international scene, stand horrfied by the appearance of a jihadist fog bank in a European capital, Paris, the reality is more complex; indeed, potentially, more sinister

Daily News Egypt

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