Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Why were they there?

With the millions of 'Je suis Charlee' signs and pens & pencils, the crowd at France's rallies were there to show their commitment to free speech.

Many of the countries which sent their leaders or representatives were presumably there for some other reason.

Or maybe they support free speech in countries other than their own.

Egypt for example, where many journalists, the Al Jazeera group for example, are in Al Slammer.

Saudi Arabia, which is in the process of delivering a thousand lashes to a blogger, plus ten years jail, for "insulting Islam".

And Russia, Turkey, Algeria and so many other states not allowing anything like free speech.

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