Charlie Hebdo Editor Criticizes “Islamophobia” in Posthumously-Published Book

On January 7, Stéphane Charbonnier and eleven others were assassinated when gunmen stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Now, three months after the deadly attack that took his life, Charbonnier is getting the last word.

In his posthumously-published book, Letters to the Fraudsters of Islamophobia Who Play Into the Hands of Racists, Charbonnier criticizes the idea of Islamophobia and those who would misappropriate it, claiming that “a lot of those who campaign against Islamophobia don’t actually do so to defend Muslims as individuals, but to defend Prophet Muhammad’s religion.”

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Did Ted Cruz Really Say That “There Is No Place For Gays or Atheists In My America”? (Spoiler: No He Didn’t)

This meme has been endlessly propagated all over social media for almost a month now. Because it’s untrue and dishonest, I wish we could shut it down.

That’s somebody‘s idea of “satire,” but everywhere I’ve seen that picture and quote, they led to earnest hand-wringing and/or angry denunciations of Cruz. Even within the Facebook group where the meme originated, most members and followers don’t seem to understand that Cruz never said this, that it’s a [cough] joke.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a Possible Presidential Run: “I’m Trying to Determine If This Is What the Lord Wants”

Ohio Governor John Kasich (below) said on Meet the Press yesterday that he’s waiting for God to tell him whether or not to seek the Republican nomination for President.



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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Saskatchewan Premier Says His Province’s Legislature Will Keep Praying at Meetings

Last week, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that the city of Saguenay in Quebec could not have Catholic prayers at meetings (as was tradition). While the decision was a welcome one, it was also narrow, applying only to Saguenay. What about other cities with religious invocations?

They’re already testing the law in Oshawa, Ontario, where the mayor says prayers will continue.

And the same thing is happening in Saskatchewan, where Premier Brad Wall (below) says prayers will remain in the legislature:



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Mike Huckabee: The Military is Too Hostile to Christians, So Don’t Enlist Until Obama Leaves Office

Former Governor Mike Huckabee, who says he’ll announce whether or not he’ll run for President on May 5, made news for an entirely different reason on Friday.

Rather than encourage people to enlist in the military — something you’d think any presidential candidate would advocate — Huckabee told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson that prospective soldiers should hold off for a couple of years because the military is too anti-Christian right now.



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