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The Charlie Cover: Mohammed, Je Suis Clarlie.

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Mahomet en une du «Charlie Hebdo» de mercredi

“Zineb El Rhazoui, a surviving columnist at Charlie Hebdo magazine who worked on the new issue, said the cover was a call to forgive the terrorists who murdered her colleagues last week, saying she did not feel hate towards Chérif and Saïd Kouachi despite their deadly attack on the magazine, and urged Muslims to accept humour.

“We don’t feel any hate to them. We know that the struggle is not with them as people, but the struggle is with an ideology,” she told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.”

  Guardian.  Dans ces circonstances exceptionnelles, le numéro (1178) sera tiré à 3 millions d’exemplaires, contre 60 000 habituellement, et vendu dans 25 pays.   From H and thanks to the comrades for the above image. Libération. Libé offered its facilities for the production of the weekly.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 13, 2015 at 11:37 am

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  1. It’s perverse, isn’t it, some professed Marxists proclaiming ‘je suis Ahmed’ rather than ‘je suis Charlie’? Since when has it been more important who a police officer is rather than what they do? I thought the other Chuck, Karl, was preoccupied with the protection of property in the means of production, not the religious beliefs & skin colour of the protectors. How the world of resistance & transformation has changed, how impoverished it has become.

    Anthony Arblaster wrote a fair bit on the emancipatory contribution of liberal ideas & arguments to those in support of the striving for a socialistic society. Unfortunately some of today’s anti-capitalists, in looking at liberalism, have focused less on civic freedoms & their extension, preferring to wallow in the swamp of ‘identity politics’. It has meant that individualising is more valued than socialising, the particular more than the general, stasis emphasised over dynamism, presence over acting, being prioritised over becoming. In a phrase, identity trumps interests. All that’s in view are trees, lots of them – never a forest.

    The more general point of the absorption by ‘leftists’ of counter-emancipatory strains of liberalism has been made forcefully in this thought-inducing article:
    Can We Criticize Foucault? | Jacobin (10 Dec 2014)

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    Can We Criticize Foucault? | Jacobin
    Since his death in 1984, Michel Foucaults work has become a touchstone for the academic left worldwide.
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    But as we can see, at least Mo is with Charlie.

    Jara Handala

    January 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

  2. Whoops. Hopefully here’s the best link:
    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/foucault-interview/

    Jara Handala

    January 14, 2015 at 8:46 am

  3. Unfortunately it was the same Jacobin which published the wretched Seymour’s outpouring of hate for secular freedom.

    Andrew Coates

    January 14, 2015 at 1:14 pm


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