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The Attack on Charlie Hebdo

posted on January 7, 2015

The New Yorker‘s Amy Davidson writes on today’s attack in the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. At least ten staffers were killed, along with two police officers, and “there are strong signs that it is an act of Islamist terrorism,” Davidson writes. “This was an attack on a publication and a neighborhood, a country and its press, and on any journalist, in any city,” she continues. “The magazine made fun of people—of many faiths, for many follies, which we all need to be reminded that we have … Wednesday’s crime should not cause anyone to second-guess Charlie Hebdo‘s editorial decisions. Silence is not where the answers to an incident like this lie.”

Read at The New Yorker