No. I am NOT Charlie

2015-01-10 09:56
I'm not a Muslim.  I hate terrorism in all its forms. I oppose violence as a means to make political points and I fully support freedom of speech. But I am most definitely NOT Charlie. WHY?

Charlie Hebdo KNEW exactly what they were doing. They deliberately drew cartoons of Mohammed in an attempt to piss off 1.6 billion Muslims. They KNEW that muslims takes blasphemy very seriously. They KNEW that people get killed for drawing cartoons of Mohammed. But what did they do? They went ahead and insulted other people's religious figures. The main purpose was not satire but to invoke hate and make money in the process. 
So no I am NOT Charlie.

The media goes out their way to present what happened in France as a global disaster. Well it is not. 12 people were killed. That is very sad. Many more are being killed everyday in the Muslim world in the name of protecting freedom. Where is their protection? I don't see global media up in arms when Western sponsored drones/arms/tanks/bullets are being unleashed on poor people.

So no I am NOT Charlie.

I will NOT be Charlie unless the same "human spirit" is being shown to ALL other people being murdered everyday. Some lives clearly mean more than others.

So I will not be part of this hypocrisy.

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