September 20, 2012

Meet the French Editor Stoking Islam's Rage

Stefan Simons, Der Spiegel

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The editor in chief of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo insists that their publication of Muhammad caricatures was no provocation, but a signal that free speech is alive and well in the country. Come what may, the magazine won't stop criticizing whatever it wants, he says. But his office remains under police protection.

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