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#JeSuisCharlie: Cartoonists Raise Their Pencils in Solidarity With Charlie Hebdo

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Following the terrorist attack earlier today on Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine known for its controversial religious covers, an outpouring of tributes from cartoonists have emerged. We've collected a few of them,


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Kathleen M (208)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 6:48 am
Worthy responses to a cowardly act of terrorism! Thanks for sharing, Evelyn.

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 6:57 am
For those who have already expressed shock at people discussing the cartoons, and for others who might think such a topic lacks respect for those who died in yesterday's horrible events ... a little explanatory note appears to be necessary.

Those who know Charlie Hebdo are aware that "political" cartoons are the heart and soul of Charlie Hebdo. Indeed, Charlie Hebdo wouldn't BE Charlie Hebdo without such cartoons. "Provocation" is the name of the game in Charlie Hebdo - with the targets covering a very wide range of topics & personalities ... from all angles. The aim has been to shock, make people smile wrily ...and think about points jabbed by the tips of pencils. Which is why the killing of many of the top cartoonists (top in France, not only in Charlie Hebdo) touches so many people, of all backgrounds.

So put your "moral" judgements on discussion cartoons at such a time. For Chab, cabu et all - this is the highest form of respect and tribute

Ryan Ellis (24)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 7:07 am
Vivre la France

Ben O (129)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 7:12 am
Je suis Charlie Hedbo!

Alexandra G (250)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 7:22 am
I have no words !!!

wendy k (165)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 8:45 am
Je Suis Charlie Habdo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 9:01 am
Saw that+raised mine too. So sad.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 8, 2015, 9:02 am
Love the He drew first.
Those killers made Habdo and his work more famous.
Thank you Evelyn

Caroline S (78)
Friday January 9, 2015, 7:19 am
Thank you Evelyn
Merci Evelyn

pam w (139)
Friday January 9, 2015, 8:21 am
It's VITAL that cartoonists take this action...not only as a sign of respect but, most importantly, as a signal to those who would stomp all over freedom of speech!

The fact that THEY live in fear of their theocracy has no meaning or importance for the rest of us who live in a civilized world.

Nancy C (806)
Friday January 9, 2015, 8:59 am
ty Evelyn...3 hostage takers now to those lost and condolences to their families...

Nancy C (806)
Friday January 9, 2015, 9:07 am
sent to my sister...2nd language French, ty

ewoud k (68)
Friday January 9, 2015, 12:38 pm
Four or five hostages died as well Nancy.......

The criminals (no other word for them) apparently didn't want to be taken alive, they came out running and shooting.

The hostages didn't ask for anything, a part from not being killed.

The worst part of the story is that it's far from being over.


john g (92)
Friday January 9, 2015, 12:44 pm
WE are going to have to deal with these cowardly scumbags for a long time.. NGF A holes!

Birgit W (160)
Friday January 9, 2015, 1:06 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Birgit W (160)
Friday January 9, 2015, 1:07 pm
Pam W. says it all. PEACE!

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday January 9, 2015, 1:07 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Evelyn. Truly amazing responses in those impressive cartoons. And, I agree that the murderers are horrible criminals. Really tough on "free speech" these days---getting attacked by both spying governments as well as self-proclaimed "terror groups." Je suis Charlie!

Evelyn B (63)
Friday January 9, 2015, 1:15 pm
It sounds as though Coulibaly started killing long before the assault.

I hope that the police are picking up the evil soul who has been manipulating two of the three since they came under his influence in prison .. I hope they have enough proof to do so ... Although putting him in prison places more at risk of being "infected" by him :^(

Because of this man & his power over already criminal youth, there are the families, the friends, the colleagues of the victims who are suffering tonight because of the insanity of a few . And there are also those affected by the events although not hostages directly - e.g. all the school kids nearby, kept in school without understanding more than that something dangerous was happening near their school . And the parents of these kids, unable to reach their kids ... The damage ripples outwards.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday January 9, 2015, 1:36 pm

Thank you, Evelyn, again for keeping us up-to-date. It is terrible and I'm shocked as I catch up with the news. As I said in your other thread with respect to the man behind - I hope they get a hold of him soon, put him in total isolation or ... death penalty sounds suddenly not that bad (against my conviction).

What I hear in the news is that Ewoud is right: "The worst part of the story is that it's far from being over."

Unfortunately, as we can see on Care2, the known Islamophobes are trying to cash in by posting an older article about an incident in Dijon of 21 Dec 2014 and to make it stick better they they insert some catch prases and falsification in the comment section. To be expected but nonetheless disgusting.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday January 9, 2015, 3:07 pm
notato Vivre la france Je suis Charlie!!!! RIP

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Friday January 9, 2015, 3:09 pm
THIS COWARDS HAVE TO PAY FOR HTIS CRIME!!!!!! they just be kill !!!!!what they done is barbaric!!!!! I hate them!!!!!!

Sarah Dyson (139)
Friday January 9, 2015, 4:11 pm
Eleonora said it all. This was not a 'fire'. It was mass murder. They had it timed so perfectly. Get the one giving the orders..

Colleen L (3)
Friday January 9, 2015, 4:24 pm
So sad that this even had to happen. I wish it would rain showers of Love in the World, to wipe out the hatred that so many carry. My thoughts and prayers are with all. Thanks Evelyn

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 9, 2015, 4:28 pm
Thanks for sharing the solidarity cartoonist work.

Is tragedy that didn't have to be. I agree Vive la France!

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday January 9, 2015, 4:31 pm

Marlene - although I can understand that you're outraged - and your wish has been partially answered ... 2 are dead - hate is not the answer. It eats up too much energy which could be invested in trying to understand the underlying problems and hopefully find a solution.

No such horrible attacks happen in isolation - none. Not in France nor in America when some lunatics go on shooting rampages. We too have our share in such horrors although we don't like to see leave alone admit it.


Evelyn B (63)
Friday January 9, 2015, 4:41 pm
All 3 actors of the atrocities of this week are dead - not just 2 - but I suspect that the real web-master is the mentor of Kouach & Coulibaly ... and he's sitting prettily "innocent" ... of any direct crime (am convinced he is guilty of winding them up & sending them out, though.

Meanwhile, so many victims, direct a indirect ... so much sympathy & empathy for them all.

Janet B (0)
Friday January 9, 2015, 8:23 pm

Debra G (0)
Friday January 9, 2015, 8:59 pm
✏️ 😕✏️😊✏️

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 12:59 am
If one gets offended by a cartoon, one really needs to get a life.

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 4:22 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, g+, thx.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:05 am

Thanks Evelyn for the correction - naturally ... all 3 are dead!! Say - this guy in the dark who allegedly wound them up like little (deadly) dolls - does he have a name? Has the police taken him in already, investigating and checking?

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:14 am

Darren - right you are, even Nasrallah said "... that Islamist terrorists had done more harm to Islam than any cartoon or book, a reference to the attack by suspected Islamist militants on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo." acc. to yesterday's edition of Jerusalem Post.

See ... what I fail to understand really is - the "West" has killed thousands of Muslims without going to war (leave alone the hundreds of thousands killed in the so called "wars), they have killed numerous Muslim civilians with Drone attacks ... and so has Israel ... hundreds of the victims being innocent women and children ... none of these equally heinous killings triggered anything from the radical extremist Muslims.

Yet - a few cartoons do ...?

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 5:59 am
Djamel Beghal is the mentor - lives in the Cantal. Coulibaly's wife (she is wife, not girlfriend, by the way) is apparently there at his home too.

Nasrallah (a very intelligent man, by the way ... unlike some of the extremists he keeps relatively under control) is very right about the harm to Islam of these atrocities. He could validly say the same of Daesh ....
I don't believe that the cartoons were more than an excuse for these madmen/sociopaths to carry out an atrocity. There had been many outcries about the Prophet cartoons ... so they thought they'd muster support over it ... But they didn't.

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 7:34 am
The terrorists are cowards. The publications of France and it's people will not be silenced.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 12:37 pm
Thx Evelyn, artists will remain artists and true to their mission and that is a good thing.
Sure some awesome cartoons there in solidarity, the first from the Netherlands is my fav.!
Come Sunday, things will really heat up with Netanyahu visiting Paris after his change of mind just tonight.
We'll be seeing more rallies and possibly more attacks as well I'm afraid.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 1:56 pm

Thanks again, Evelyn, for the additional info.

I absolutely agree with your statement "I don't believe that the cartoons were more than an excuse for these madmen/sociopaths to carry out an atrocity."

It's quite obvious from what has transpired so far in the media that these men were an easy "canon fodder" to manipulate. Interesting the turn it has taken because they fled into a supermarket and barricaded themselves in there which happen to be a kosher deli (= Jewish). Suddenly it has become anti-Semitic and against Israel as you said in another thread ... honi soit qui mal y pense!

What would it have been labeled if it where a halal deli (= Mislim)? Or the shop of an Atheist?

What leaves me somehow ... speechless ... is this big hoopla which is now produced by the political leadership of Europe and America. "Unity" and "we stand together" - is this another 9/11?

Oh yes, I know I'll be attacked for what I'm saying now - but so be it.

When hundreds of Christians and Muslims get killed in Africa by Boko Haram - when thousands of Muslims get killed ... ops that's done by the "West", sorry, not applicable - when thousands of Palestinians (Christians and Muslims) get killed ... ops that's done by Israel, sorry, not applicable ... how come they don't feel the necessity to stand with any of these non-European and non-white countries and go there to pay tribute to those slain victims?

Or Obama could at least go to the respective Embassies in Washington like he went to visit the French Embassy?

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:16 pm
I for one am with you on that Eleonora! Have been thinking along the same lines and will not categorically rule out even a false flag.. Comes more than welcome to Bibi at this particular time, the way it looks.. just thinking loud again, ya know ^^

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:23 pm
Eleonora said: "..See ... what I fail to understand really is - the "West" has killed thousands of Muslims without going to war (leave alone the hundreds of thousands killed in the so called "wars), they have killed numerous Muslim civilians with Drone attacks ... and so has Israel ... hundreds of the victims being innocent women and children ... none of these equally heinous killings triggered anything from the radical extremist Muslims. "

I have actually been wanting to throw this in here when opportunity arises:
"Here’s a question for everyone tweeting mournful thoughts with the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag: Whenever scores of innocent civilians are killed in U.S. airstrikes, do you tweet #WeArePakistan or #WeAreSyria? If the answer is no, that should give you pause. Ask yourself why you’re compelled to feel for white victims of terror, but don’t bother to tell your friends on social media about your sadness over the deaths of the thousands of nameless Middle Eastern civilians that the U.S. government has caused."[...]

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:33 pm
I also have a problem with believing that the French interior Minister all on its own voluntarily confesses to the world apologising and saying "we failed"...(now let others take care who have more experience..?)

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 2:47 pm
I hear where you're coming from, Eleonora ...

The hostage taking in Australia only a short time ago caused deaths; the ordinary people triggered a pragmatic equivalent to "Je suis Charlie" ... #Illridewithyou. But this was not taken up by politicians, not posted everywhere ... Perhaps if the crazy Iranian had targetted a newspaper rather than a café ?

But in France, it was Charlie Hebdo, provocative & relatively marginal satirical leftist (largely) "enfant terrible" of the media. (HUGE increases in subscriptions this week - mainly as a symbol of solidarity) ... And the issue has become "liberté d'expression", freedom of speech ... What politician, what national leader would dare to fail to be seen as upholding this?

"Je suis Charlie" started as a spontaneous and popular expression of solidarity ... with the colleagues, families & friends of those killed, especially the cartoonists (who have a huge following way beyond Charlie Hebdo's pages) ... and as a solidarity movement against targetting any specific segment of the population for an atrocity that killed people of different belief groups (including 2 Muslims) under the guise of "religion".

I signed on very willingly ....

But now, inevitably, political interests are recuperating this tag, interpreting it their own ways, standing together ... but only with those who share the narrow interests.

"Je suis Charlie" is being manipulated into a divisive movement ... insidiously.

This weekend sees many, many demonstrations under the "Je suis Charlie" label ... and many out in the streets will still be 100% in support of solidarity across all sectors of the population. But for how much longer will it be an inter-faith, inter-political declaration? Not long, I fear. And when the "I" (je) in "Je suis Charlie" becomes exclusive instead of inclusive, I will have to sign off ... even if many "Je" still genuinely support the inclusive meaning.

However, for now, still,
"Je suis Charlie"

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:10 pm
Fair comment, Angie - at least, my thoughts have run along this line too . Certainly, about international reactions. (We have our own sorting out of solidarity to do within France ...)

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:15 pm
You absolutely do, and I somehow feel it might be bbetter done without this massive international political showoff

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:18 pm

Hi Angelika ... you definitely think too much :-)!

It's interesting that Bibi goes to France; wasn't he just a "moment" ago outraged, deeply disappointed and concerned when France voted in the UNSC for a timeline to end the occupation of Palestine by Israel and the French Parliament dared to de facto recognize a Palestinian state?! And now he visits La Grande Nation ...

Equally interesting is how Pres Hollande copies what Pres Sissi did in 2013 when he (Sissi) asked the Egyptian people to take to the streets and voice what they want. In the process the Muslim Brothers - a.k.a. known as the West's poodles who did their bidding - got kicked out. Now Pres Hollande has asked the French people to take to the streets ... and I wonder who's arse(s) will get kicked or even kicked out.

Although it's freezing cold in Egypt my brain cells are not yet all frozen ... I believe I said it in another thread (?) - the fact that the criminals left an ID in their car has a striking resemblance to Moh'd Atta's passport which was found in the rubbles of the Twin Towers ... in a fire that melted steel. Not to forget the Qur'an which was found too ... as I said ... it's freezing cold here!

Stay safe!

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:20 pm
I appreciated Sacco's comment in the Guardian Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks ... Must be read to the last box ...

Angelika R (143)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:27 pm
LOL, when the CIA comes knocking our doors then we KNOW we've been thinking too much!
Bibi had to go if Abbas is also coming,..imagine he'd stay home! And we can only speculate what else will be discussed during the process, they won't do much marching, for sure. 80000 security forces, hope that won't lead to a stampede!

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 10, 2015, 3:56 pm

Agree with both of you, Angelika and Evelyn.

We see it already now that "Je suis Charlie" is hijacked by politicians and interest groups and nobody dares to speak up against it as one would be immediately put in the corner of terrorist sympathizer if not a terrorist!

We have daily incidents by these terrorists killing policemen/officers and blowing up civilians, installations and facilities. No hashtag there ... no states visits either (not that I would want Bibi to come!) ... instead Obama calls Sissi over New Year and tells him how "very concerned" he is about the crack down and fight against these terrorists. How does it go with double standards and Animal Farm principle ...??

LOL Angelika - it's not too much but we think all the wrong stuff and should stop connecting all these dots which lay around ready to be seen and recognized for what they are!

And remember - they always come in the early morning hours ;-) - maybe we should get up earlier to be ready with shower and make-up and all?


Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 11, 2015, 4:55 am
Just in case..if some want to watch livestreaming of the march répulicaine -free of Usrael propaganda ;) i.e.
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