Three masked men opened fire in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical paper known for its provocative cartoons ridiculing all manner of political and religious culture. When the the gunmen’s spree was finished, the voice of Charlie Hebdo was silenced with the death of over twelve of the editorial staff.
‘Sometimes laughter can hurt, but laughter, humor and mockery are our only weapons.’
– Jean Cabut, Charlie Hebdo cartoonist killed on January 7, 2015
This tragedy was carried about by cowards, children so afraid of cartoons that they were willing to take the lives of the men that drew them. The lives can be taken, but the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo cannot.