Jan. 21, 2015 By Christian Murray
A strange caricature of a religious Muslim accompanied by the words Je Ne suis Pas Charlie—has been placed on Jackson Avenue near the Court Square Diner.
The slogan Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie (I am Not Charlie) is a term adopted by some people following the massacre of 12 people at the French publication Charlie Hebdo. These people viewed Charlie Hedbo as a distasteful publication in the way it portrayed Muslims and other groups.
The sign, however, has several anti Muslim messages scribbled on it…such as “Islam stones women to death…” and “Muslims kill homo-sexuals.”
The messages may have been written by a passerby who took exception to the poster.
Supporting free speech and supporting the message of Hebdo are not equivalent.
True, but supporting free speech and the right of Hebdo to use its right to free speech is.
One man’s anti-Muslim messages is another’s observation of travesties that happen everyday around the world.