A sickening article

Hard to describe the feeling of nausea caused by the media buzz over the shocking article in Le Parisien newspaper. An outrageous presentation of personal or trivial facts known only to those close to Charlie, a sensationalist, conspiracy theory “headline”, all the necessary ingredients to start the wild rumours flying again. Charb’s family and his… Continuer de lire A sickening article

Finding sociological excuses for fanatics will not reduce racism

To be or not to be Charlie. That is no longer the question. More than four months after the January 7 demonstrations, two sides are confronting each other to say what Charlie really is. For one side Charlie is a republican, defender of secularism and the right to commit blasphemy. For the other side Charlie is… Continuer de lire Finding sociological excuses for fanatics will not reduce racism

The story behind Charlie’s first cover page on Mahomet

This text was published nearly ten years ago, in May 2006, just after the cartoons affair. A special edition “Charlie Blasphème” (Charlie Blasphemy) written by Caroline Fourest and Fiammetta Venner, illustrated by Charb and Luz.   The day the affair exploded (We are all Danish!) Monday 30 January. The AFP dispatches kept coming in. The… Continuer de lire The story behind Charlie’s first cover page on Mahomet