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Unspeakable Kerry

Posted November 20th, 2015 at 1:50 pm (UTC-4)
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It seems that to Kerry, when people kill journalists and Jews, that is not an attack on “everything that we do stand for,” whereas attacking a restaurant and stadium and a concert hall is.  

The Controversy Over Muhammad Cartoons Is Not About the Prophet Muhammad

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 10:40 am (UTC-4)
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Because there is no standard iconic rules for depicting the Prophet, an image of Muhammad is always a curious act of will: Often we only know that the Prophet is being rendered because there is some label or title affixed to the image.

Should We Draw the Line on Political Cartooning?

Posted May 8th, 2015 at 12:28 pm (UTC-4)
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The PEN America Center’s decision to give the 2015 Freedom of Expression Courage Award to the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, sparked protest and heated debate — and nearly overshadowed another PEN award recipient, jailed Azeribaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova, on whose behalf PEN commissioned a series of cartoons.