Friday, January 9, 2015

#Jesuisahmed #انا_احمد #Jesuischarlie #انا_شارلي

Tribute to Ahmad Merabet who died defending freedom of speech in the Charlie Hebdo attack. As a policeman the 42 year-old was doing his job, but he was also protecting people who were making fun of his religion, and thus giving them the intellectual space, right and safety to do so. There is a quote often mistakenly attributed to Voltaire (it was by Evelyn Beatrice Hall summing up his philosophy): "I may disagree with what you say but I will fight to death for your right to say it". Sadly in the case of Ahmed Mrabet the quote was applied literally.

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