“The [Charlie Hebdo] murderers cannot be allowed for a single moment to think that their strategy can succeed.”
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Ross Douthat wrote in his column, “The Blasphemy We Need,” in The New York Times:
The kind of blasphemy that Charlie Hebdo engaged in had deadly consequences, as everyone knew it could … and that kind of blasphemy is precisely the kind that needs to be defended, because it’s the kind that clearly serves a free society’s greater good.
If a large enough group of someones is willing to kill you for saying something, then it’s something that almost certainly needs to be said….
When offenses are policed by murder, that’s when we need more of them, not less, because the murderers cannot be allowed for a single moment to think that their strategy can succeed.