Now Available: A Book Written by Charlie Hebdo‘s Editor-in-Chief, Completed Just Before His Death

St├ęphane Charbonnier was the editor-in-chief of Charlie Hebdo before he was gunned down in the shooting last year along with several of his colleagues.

Two days before his murder, “Charb” completed the manuscript for a book focusing on the very issues that provoked Islamic terrorists to kill him: Free speech, hypocrisy, and satire. That book is finally being published in English today.

It’s called Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia, and the True Enemies of Free Expression:

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New Poll Shows Millennials Are Losing Faith in Religious Institutions

We know Millennials are less likely to be religious than any other generation. But a new report from the Pew Research Center shows that their faith in religious institutions has dropped significantly over the past five years.

In 2010, 73% of Millennials said churches and religious organizations had a “positive effect on the way things are going in this country.” At the time, it was the highest percentage among all the generations polled.

That number has fallen to 55% today, the lowest of all generations:

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Another Christian YouTuber Says God Forgave Him for His Online Affair

Last summer was the season of Christian marital hypocrisy.

After Josh Duggar was caught up in scandal after scandal, YouTuber Sam Rader, who made videos featuring his wife and kids and frequently referred to his strong faith, was also caught with a profile on Ashley Madison. He later made a video in which he rationalized what he did and said God forgave him. Which was mighty convenient, don’t you think?

Now something similar is happening with Christian vlogger Austin Null.

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A YouTuber with more than 350,000 subscribers, Null makes videos with his wife and kids in which he also speaks about his faith. When Rader was going through his troubles, Null was among those piling on:

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Charlie Hebdo Documentary Will Come to Netflix on Thursday

On Thursday, a year to the day of the massacre in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, Netflix will begin streaming the documentary film Je Suis Charlie:

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Please Support the Work I Do Through This Site

I post this article once a month. Thanks for your support!

Over the past couple of years, what began as a personal blog has turned into a hub with several contributors and multiple posts per day. As always, I’d like to continue expanding the reach of this site. That entails bringing on additional contributors with different voices, including more guest posts from people who can offer interesting and different perspectives, creating more YouTube videos, and making the podcasts sound more professional.

In order to facilitate all of this, I’ve created a page at Patreon. (You can now see on that page a list of things I’ve been able to do thanks to your contributions.)

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