Religion Expert: American Press Should Reprint ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Mohammed Cartoons


The front page of ‘Charlie Hebdo’ after the Paris attack by Al-Qaida. (Christian Hartman, Reuters)

Days after the terrorist attack on the French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, that killed 12, including the paper’s editor and cartoonist, French media headlines asked, “Freedom Assassinated?”

That indeed is the question, said Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) President Dr. Richard Land in a recent installment of his daily radio feature, “Bringing Every Thought Captive.”

“Will we in the West allow these radical Islamic terrorists to intimidate and bully us into not exercising our freedoms of speech and expression?” Land asked. “Personally, I don’t think we should be mocking or ridiculing people’s religious beliefs. I know how offended I am as a Christian when Jesus is mocked or ridiculed. As a Christian, I should seek to do unto others as I would have them do unto me.

“However,” he continued, “when people are gunned down for exercising their rights, then we must all condemn such barbaric actions. As has often been said, ‘I disagree with everything you say and I defend to the death your right to say it.'”

Written by Deborah Hamilton- Charisma
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