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    Their aim, or at least a primary aim, was to scare journalists into refraining from publishing images of Muhammad, or indeed blasphemous content. It was a case of: "see what happens if you publish this stuff".

    Not one mainstream British publication published the images (overtly) in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo. The Guardian admitted that it does not want to publish the images full stop.

    And I bet journalists will now be even more cautious about publishing such images in future.

    I appreciate that people don't want to put their lives at risk, but it is a huge shame that it's possible that the terrorists' goal was achieved. Had all publications published the images, fanatics would not have enough resources to target each publisher.
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    We can't blame the journalists, however. Who is supposed to protect the citizen? The government. We need better security by more efficient immigration programs and more investment into the police/armed forces, blah blah blah, you know the drill. I just don't think the men at the media should be blamed for protecting their families and themselves.
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    the terrorists definitely won this one, let's be honest
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    I don't think that the terrorists have won, it is likely that journalists/authors etc are likely to produce material that people may find offensive in the future.

    The Charlie Hebdo atrocities are about more than freedom of speech/the right to be offensive or express an opinion - I feel the context of the situation in the Middle East/western state interference also needs to be considered. Targeting the Charlie Hebdo office in particular was just a way of ensuring maximum media coverage of the extremists' actions.
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    No, the people of France will stand strong as will the world. Evil will never win
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    They set out to give up their lives to stop people publishing a handful of cartoons. They've got what they wanted. Well done them I guess.
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    (Original post by night_rain)
    I don't think that the terrorists have won, it is likely that journalists/authors etc are likely to produce material that people may find offensive in the future.
    and those that do will also get shrekt by terrorists. every time this happens the retaliation will be worse and worse and eventually nobody will be talking smack about prophet mo. by this logic:

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    They are so dumb, anybody can drew the prophet muhammad and upload it online ..what are they going to do next? kill the internet:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by xxm)
    No, the people of France will stand strong as will the world. Evil will never win
    a noble notion fitting for a Disney film, but here in the real world guns and bombs will obliterate the ring of people holding hands lighting candles singing kumbaya.

    i don't think anyone wins though
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    Haha, I just read this to my friend, and the automatic response was to change the nature of graffiti in cities. Instead of tags, expect to see images of Mohammed just to piss the *******s off.
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    (Original post by Dani California)
    Haha, I just read this to my friend, and the automatic response was to change the nature of graffiti in cities. Instead of tags, expect to see images of Mohammed just to piss the *******s off.
    I think banksy is the man to do it
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    Their aim, or at least a primary aim, was to scare journalists into refraining from publishing images of Muhammad, or indeed blasphemous content. It was a case of: "see what happens if you publish this stuff".

    Not one mainstream British publication published the images (overtly) in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo. The Guardian admitted that it does not want to publish the images full stop.

    And I bet journalists will now be even more cautious about publishing such images in future.

    I appreciate that people don't want to put their lives at risk, but it is a huge shame that it's possible that the terrorists' goal was achieved. Had all publications published the images, fanatics would not have enough resources to target each publisher.
    Yes they have. They racked up quite the k:d ratio, and certainly the freedom of the press has suffered as a result. I'm sick of this fundamentalist horse****. This is why we can't have nice things.
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    I do find it pretty spineless almost all of the main British media outlets are refusing to show the images. Seems pretty silly claiming you stand with the journalists and their message, and then are giving the terrorists exactly what they want by refusing to show the images through fear of causing offence.
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    (Original post by snoop_frog)
    and those that do will also get shrekt by terrorists. every time this happens the retaliation will be worse and worse and eventually nobody will be talking smack about prophet mo. by this logic:

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    This maybe true but terrorists have also targeted people who have not been involved in publishing material that is considered offensive by some.

    The nature of terrorism is to target non-combatants/civilians - with the attacks we have seen in the West over the last decade or so, it seems that to Islamic Fundamentalists anyone is fair game. Having said that, I don't think either side (if you can distinguish it as that) will 'win' - this clash between the west and Middle East has been going on for centuries. It is just sad that the cycle continues.
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    All this mess began with 9/11 and the neo-con zionist designed war on terror that has destabilized the middle east. I feel some sympathy for Muslims as I do towards German people. Two people, both framed of a crime they didn't commit. By the same people.
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    anti-immigration, anti-islam, white nationalists etc won.

    dead muslims.
    dead marxists.
    dead jews.
    muslims look terrible.
    marxists look like they got a taste of their own medicine.

    a really good few days for people who don't like marxists, modern socialists and muslims.

    oh and the marxist western media looks pathetic as they don't have the guts to print cartoons of muhamad. it just gets better and better really.

    oh and of course incrementally the human gene pool benefited.
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    Even though you've probably never done it before and have no specific reason to do so, I think you should begin flaunting your valuables in public to express solidarity to victims of theft. Otherwise, you are letting those who do not believe in private property rights win.
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    The terrorists got lit up!

    The videos online of him trying to run out of the siege then the french swat shoot him then when he's down on the ground they carry on shooting him!

    Amazing stuff!

    I bet the liberals are crying about this though

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    Yes, I think they won. They wanted martyrdom so they got it. But that is unimportant in the whole story.

    The problem is the British society and the societies of Western Europein general.
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    They won quite blatantly I'm afraid. The Western world is now living under fear of another terrorist attack from the East over what? Pictures that make it into magazines, newspapers etc. They also won in themselves, they were prepared to die for their cause for the promised land, instead of living it out to face their punishment... well two of the three at least.
 
 
 
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