Browsing All posts tagged under »CharlieHebdo«

Vrijheid: genoeg van de hypocrisie

April 27, 2016

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Dit artikel verscheen op 27 april 2016 op Joop.nl. Bekijk het hier Charlie Hebdo. Brussel. Ebru Umar. Steeds praten we erover: ‘onze vrijheid’ en ‘ de vrijheid van meningsuiting’. We hebben het over terreurgroepen en totalitaire praktijken als die van Erdoğan. Die zijn (overduidelijk) niet verenigbaar met vrijheid. Geen ingewikkeld verhaal. Toch hebben we uitvoerige discussies over vrijheden, met […]

Shhht! Don’t discuss my freedom of expression!

January 25, 2015

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Since the Charlie Hebdo attack, there has been one question you’re not allowed to ask in western Europe: how do freedom of expression and respect relate to each other in our multicultural societies, and (how) can they coexist? Asking that question is like opening Pandora’s box, and is met with defensive/aggressive responses reflecting a fear […]

#IAmNotCharlie – #JeNeSuisPasCharlie

January 8, 2015

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Do I think yesterday’s mass murder was a despicable act? Of course. Do I feel great anger and sadness for those who lost their lives and loved ones? Naturally. And it goes without saying that no cartoon can justify violence, EVER. But still, I am not Charlie Hebdo! In western Europe, the freedom of expression […]