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4 years on, #JeSuisCharlie. Je suis toujours Charlie.

The isn't just to express solidarity with Charb and his slain colleagues. Today, it's an epithet that leaves no room for doubt where one stands on the primordial rift between those who value free over closed human minds.
The concept of blasphemy, including its various manifestations (lesse-majeste, sedition, etc) continue to be wielded against dissenters around the world.

In fact, it appears to be getting worse: autocrats are emboldened, while a secular strain of blasphemy is thriving.
Even as PEN international drew attention to journalists routinely subjected to oppression and incarceration around the world, writers including Junot Díaz & Joyce Carol Oates signed a letter in protest against a PEN freedom of expression award for Charlie Hebdo.
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I have been thinking about the phenomenology of the European Islamist Intifada of 2015-16. It had such a crazed character that it definitely marked all of our lives. It may have been a ‘red pill’ for some of you. Some Gen Z kids may have ‘come of age’ then.
It’s worth noting that there were some significant Islamist attacks on US soil as well during this period, so it's worth considering them together as they fed into a common zeitgeist.

Indeed, the migrant crisis & the rise of populism were also key parts of this as well.
I want to just run through some events, in chronological order, to give some coherence to this mad period.

Readers should contemplate what they were doing, how they felt, during these events.

It may be a useful reflective exercise.
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I read this three times to see where the headline matched what @JoyAnnReid allegedly said. It doesn't.
My takeaway from the blog Reid excerpts & her comments is in 2006 she was a Bush supporter--along with 50% of America & many now-liberal pundits.
1/ newsweek.com/anti-muslim-po…
While I find this disappointing, I also see folks who claim to be Resistance and even left, RTing folks who were actual architects of Bush policy in 2006, like @DavidFrum & @BillKristol. Or lauding @sullydish.
And folks watch & quote @BillMaher who STILL holds these views.
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Do NOT mistake these comments for endorsement. In 2006 I was a virulent critic of the Bush/Cheney administration and the Islamophobia that had taken root in American society.

I am merely saying I was more the outlier than Reid was re: these views in 2006.
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¿Cuál es el hilo que une una revista satírica francesa, unas marionetas, un bar de Altsasu, un chiste de Carrero Blanco y la persecución contra los CDR?
El 9 de enero de 2015, mueren doce personas en un atentado yihadista contra la revista Charlie Hebdo en París.
El atentado de París adquiere gran relevancia mediática y se desata en Europa una ola de indignación bajo el lema #JeSuisCharlie.
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Bon. Allez. Voici quelques éléments d’analyse sociologique à propos de #ToujoursCharlie pour ceux que ça intéresse :
1/ Il faut d’abord rappeler que le succès de la formule #JeSuisCharlie tient au départ à sa grande labilité, qui a permis d’agréger des ressentis variés. (Ce que j'expliquais à l’époque ici : lemonde.fr/societe/video/…) Il y avait beaucoup de « Charlie » dans les rues...
...en janvier 2015, mais tous ne l’étaient pas pour les mêmes raisons.

2/ On observe fréquemment, pour ne pas dire toujours, avec ce genre de slogans à succès des tentatives de « captation » pour en figer le sens. En l’espèce, pour #JeSuisCharlie...
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