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I could not be Charlie because I would not want to insult another person's religion, but I would really be proud of myself if I could say, "Je suis Bathily."

 

Lassana Bathily, a Muslim man from Mali, saved the lives of his customers during the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

 

"Bathily was in the basement storeroom, near a walk-in refrigerator, when (the terrorist) burst in upstairs.
 
" 'I opened the door to the fridge and rushed some of the shoppers inside,' Bathily said. 'Then I turned off the light, and closed the door behind us. I told them to stay calm — and then I went back out.'
 
"Bathily managed to escape through a delivery shaft. After he and his co-worker convinced police he was not a threat, he was able to describe the layout of the store, and where certain hostages were hiding. He also gave them a key to open the store's metal shutters for them to make their assault.
 
"Four Jewish hostages died, but many of those who survived say Bathily helped save them.

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377535437/hero-of-kosher-grocery-siege-will-become-a-french-citizen

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Je Suis Charlie is not a sign of solidarity with the content of the cartoon. It is a sign of solidarity of its form as free speech. 

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Je Suis Charlie is not a sign of solidarity with the content of the cartoon. It is a sign of solidarity of its form as free speech. 

 

i think I find myself agreeing with a Catholic.....  :razz:

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Vive le Bathily!

As for Charlie Hebdo, Prince Charles Philippe, Duke of Anjou (to the Orleanists, that is, the Legitimist Duke of Anjou is the pretender Louis XX) issued a statement in the aftermath of the attack, which reads in part:

"I will go against the tide of emotional propriety by separating me from the movement 'I'm Charlie.' No, I'm not Charlie because I never liked that Manichean newspaper.

Charlie Hebdo is a vulgar paper, despising all opinions except its own, which, under the guise of freedom of expression, will allow provocative behavior to all. Charlie Hebdo is an aggressive newspaper that produces hatred of religions through its, supposedly, humor. Charlie Hebdo is the very image of the European atheist society which creates enmity and distress instead of respect[.]

So I refuse to take part in a 'republican sacred covenant' to defend Charlie because, simply, I do not understand what I have to defend."

while also condemning the violence as barbaric and giving his condolences to the families. I think this needs to be the Catholic response, and very much demonstrates my own: refusing to endorse the publication and its disgusting blasphemies; but still condemning the needless violence and tragic deaths, no matter the religions or creeds of the dead.

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Je Suis Charlie is not a sign of solidarity with the content of the cartoon. It is a sign of solidarity of its form as free speech. 

 

Yes, I understand that, but if I carry a sign, it's going to say, "Je suis Bathily"

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Vive le Bathily!

As for Charlie Hebdo, Prince Charles Philippe, Duke of Anjou (to the Orleanists, that is, the Legitimist Duke of Anjou is the pretender Louis XX) issued a statement in the aftermath of the attack, which reads in part:

"I will go against the tide of emotional propriety by separating me from the movement 'I'm Charlie.' No, I'm not Charlie because I never liked that Manichean newspaper.

Charlie Hebdo is a vulgar paper, despising all opinions except its own, which, under the guise of freedom of expression, will allow provocative behavior to all. Charlie Hebdo is an aggressive newspaper that produces hatred of religions through its, supposedly, humor. Charlie Hebdo is the very image of the European atheist society which creates enmity and distress instead of respect[.]

So I refuse to take part in a 'republican sacred covenant' to defend Charlie because, simply, I do not understand what I have to defend."

while also condemning the violence as barbaric and giving his condolences to the families. I think this needs to be the Catholic response, and very much demonstrates my own: refusing to endorse the publication and its disgusting blasphemies; but still condemning the needless violence and tragic deaths, no matter the religions or creeds of the dead.

 

It's the French equivalent of MAD Magazine. In this instance, you're giving it WAY too much credit.

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