September 20, 2012

Islamic World Must Ignore Insults

The National, The National

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Like a child who feels neglected, the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has seized upon a juvenile way to win some extra attention: make trouble. As any parent will tell you, the best way to deal with such provocation is to ignore it, as long as possible.

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TAGGED: France, Islam, Clash of Civilizations


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