Saturday, 17 January 2015

From the Guardian 15 January

My Dutch-Moroccan Muslim in-laws are overwhelmed with fear and confusion by the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo outrage. Dare they stay in the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam where most of them were born and where I - a British Jew - met their oldest brother? Or are they to be driven out by a rising tide of contempt for their beliefs and culture?
  Supporters of Charlie Hebdo's front page cartoon call it an act of defiance in support of freedom of speech. How have we allowed defence of a good principle to degenerate into self-righteous insistence on a right to insult millions of powerless people?

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi        here for Guardian on line 

Member of WFPSC

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