Cowards attack German newspaper

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It is a civil war between an ideology and their freedom loving neighbours.

A German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted caricatures of Prophet Muhammad from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of an arson attack, according to police.

The regional tabloid daily, the Hamburger Morgenpost, was attacked on Sunday after it had splashed three Charlie Hebdo cartoons on its front page after the massacre at the Paris publication, running the headline “This much freedom must be possible!”

“Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the window,” a police spokesman told AFP news agency. “Two rooms on lower floors were damaged but the fire was put out quickly”.

No one was hurt in the attack, which police said occurred at about 01:20 GMT. Two people were detained, while state security has opened an investigation, police said.

German news agency DPA reported that the attack had occurred from a courtyard of the building and hit the newspaper’s archive room where some records were destroyed.

It quoted a police spokeswoman as saying that the editorial team should be able to continue work in the building as the damage was relatively minor.

Although I’m very grateful that the attackers were cowards that only caused property damage, it shows that there are still people in our society that can not cope with freedom.  Their reaction is to try and shut down free speech.  To scare people into shutting up.

This can not be allowed.   There have been other times in history where good people have cowered due to the threats made by a relative few thugs, thereby allowing those thugs to rule them and set the standard for everyone.   I’m not being specific to avoid the easy comparison, but there are examples in history everywhere.

Good people must not cower.  We must stand up, and do whatever it takes to protect our freedom.  And if that means we have to go to war with our neighbours, then so be it.

 

– Al Jazeera


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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