What do Charlie Hebdo, JK Rowling and a German Newspaper all Have in Common?

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January 12, 2015 by gabnormal


French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, was attacked by extremists on January 7th, leaving 11 people, including the publications editor, dead.

Since then, a global outcry for the right to freedom of speech has ensued, especially in France, whose citizens are outraged at the act of terrorism, which spread to include the deaths of police officers, hostages held at a kosher market in Paris and now an attack on a German tabloid who decided to re-publish the cartoons Charlie Hebdo was attacked for in the first place.

Thanks to the internet, everyone feels the need to express their thoughts, especially in times like these. This includes old white guy and business mogul Rupert Murdoch, who tweeted on Friday,

He followed up with this gem:

I’ll just leave those there.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling attacked Murdoch’s uneducated babble.


But better than that was what she posted earlier that same day,

Rowling joins the ranks of millions who stood in solidarity on Sunday and marched through Paris and other parts of France. World leaders joined the march as well, showing us something that’s never seen in the United States. All of this followed an attack on German publication, Hamburger Morgenpost, who published the cartoons Charlie was attacked for after the attack occurred. Morgenpost suffered the loss of a few archives after arsonists threw rocks and a Molotov cocktail into the tabloids building.

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