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Charlie Hebdo’s Rights and Wrongs

The easiest way to compound the tragedy in Paris would be to use the deaths of Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, and 11 others to fan the flames of religious hatred. Surely we can defend people’s right to express themselves without approving or endorsing their views. In the case of Charlie Hebdo, the decision not to disseminate its cartoons can be driven not by fear, but by respect.