Je Suis Charlie

Sorry You’re Not Charlie; and You’re Not Ahmed Either

Few of us have the extraordinary combination of bravery and artistic talent of Honore, Charb, Cabu, Wolin and the other victims of this killing, so perhaps Tweeting “Je Suis Charlie” is the best way we can show solidarity with the victims, and their views. However, there was another way that the world could have made a meaningful gesture of solidarity. What if everybody who Tweeted “Je Suis Charlie,” had instead Tweeted a link to the cartoons that so offended the Islamist killers? What if every celebrity who held up a “Je Suis Charlie” sign, or every marcher who waived one, displayed an enlarged copy of the cartoon instead? Similarly, what if all those Facebook profiles were of the offensive cartoons, not the inoffensive slogan?