The terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists Stéphane Charbonnier, Georges Wolinski and Jean Cabut, their colleagues and visitors, and the police has shocked and horrified civilized people around the world. The goal of these radical Islamic savages is to intimidate free and civilized people from speaking out against them. Free speech must not be chilled. The response to such atrocity must be to overwhelm these savages with speech, not to cower in silence. The following headline from AllahPundit sums it up: Mark Steyn: Charlie Hebdo was a target only because the rest of the media wouldn’t share the risk.
liberalism doesn’t depend on everyone offending everyone else all the time, and it’s okay to prefer a society where offense for its own sake is limited rather than pervasive. But when offenses are policed by murder, that’s when we need more of them, not less, because the murderers cannot be allowed for a single moment to think that their strategy can succeed.
So in that spirit, “piss be upon him”: