Charlie Hebdo and the right to offend

National unity march, Paris, January 11. Davide del Giudice/Demotix. All rights reserved.

National unity march, Paris, January 11. Davide del Giudice/Demotix. All rights reserved.

 

The right to offend, which the French secular republic with its long tradition of anti-clericalist satire holds particularly dear, is in everyday conflict with the values of the republic’s second largest religion.

This essay was published on the openDemocracy site on 21 January 2015, and is available here

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