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You're becoming increasingly incoherent.

The last time Charlie Hebdo published idolatry pictures, it was firebombed. That itself is justification enough to publish idolatry pictures again. There is nothing despicable about that - despicable would be allowing religious thugs to impose their parochial taboos on other people.

You seem to be assuming that the absence of religious thuggery against the paper retroactively invalidates that reasoning. It doesn't - the paper could not know at the time of publication that there would be no religious thuggery in response. Unless you want to demand that papers hire psychic mediums to predict which of their articles will generate a reaction that justifies them.

Finally, I have no obligation to note and praise every instance where no religious thugs performed religious thuggery in response to an offense against their parochial taboos.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jan 4th, 2013 at 07:57:32 AM EST
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