Terror Attack at French Mag Makes Freedom of Speech Video Timely

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 07, 2015 11:49 AM

When it comes to Islam, freedom of speech is an iffy topic for the media. 

Gunmen went on a shooting spree at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (known for Islamic cartoons) on Jan. 7, in what President Francois Hollande deemed a “terrorist attack” (and, characteristically, the Obama White House didn’t). BBC reported the gunmen shouting, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad,” while USA Today reported chants of “Allahu Akbar,” or "God is great." The attack came shortly after The Lawfare Project produced a video of the media’s treatment of Islam to argue, “[E]very religion is open to a conversation – every religion except Islam.”