#JeSuisCharlie: Muslims have nothing to apologize for

Hummus For Thought

I participated in the online support campaigns with the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie and I still support all attempts, by anyone, to highlight the importance of freedom of speech. I was never a big fan of Charlie Hebdo, but that they have the right to publish whatever they want is, for me, non-debatable. I don’t even debate this topic with people anymore. If you’re bothered by something, write about it, ‘complain’, do something – that’s your right as well! But that people are allowed to express whichever view they hold is non-negotiable. I couldn’t care less if you think that drawing a Messiah or a Prophet (capital M and P are intentional) is offensive. Being Offended is not a Right, it’s your choice.

This is what a no-offense cartoon would look like. (Not my work) This is what a no-offense cartoon would look like. (Not my work)

But this is what, besides the actual attack, bothered me the most: people asking, in their…

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