Charlie Hebdo ‘All is Forgiven’ Edition Sells Out in Minutes

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – The first edition of Charlie Hebdo after an attack by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes on Wednesday, featuring a cartoon of a tearful Prophet Mohammad on a cover that defenders called a moving work of art but critics saw as a new provocation.

Charlie Hebdo, Stephen Colbert, and ‘Real Satire’

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Last Friday, THE POLITICO ran an op-ed by Remy M. Maisel expressing a fairly prevalent sentiment—“I condemn the killings in Paris, but…”—in response to the recent terror attacks in France.

The author, who has co-written a book on satire, argues that while violence and terrorism are bad, the attack on Charlie Hedbo might offer a teachable moment as to what constitutes “real satire” as opposed to “pseudo-satire,” and offers some groundbreaking observations such as:

It is, in fact, possible to condemn physical attacks such as the violent one on Charlie Hebdo and the cyberattack on Sony Pictures without also lauding the material that provoked the attacks.

You don’t say.

French President Did Not Want Benjamin Netanyahu to Participate in Paris March

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JERUSALEM—French President Francois Hollande did not want Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to come to Paris Sunday to participate in the march against terror so as not to divert attention from the theme of national unity the million-person event was intended to symbolize, according to Israeli media reports.

Paris Attacks Suspect Entered Syria on Jan. 8

Hayat Boumeddiene (L) and Amedy Coulibaly, sought in the shooting death of a female police officer in Montrouge, near Paris

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The suspected female accomplice of Islamist militants behind attacks in Paris was in Turkey five days before the killings and crossed into Syria on Jan. 8, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was cited as saying on Monday by state-run Anatolian news agency.