Laurent Sourisseau (aka “Riss”), the head of Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, has released a new book entitled One Minute Forty-Nine Seconds. The attack on Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris was was one of the most violent attempts at forcing Western nations to submit to Islamic Blasphemy laws.
RAIR Foundation This book has been widely praised as a refutation of the Islamic terrorists who attacked the French Satirical magazine on January 7, 2015, killing a dozen people at the magazine, and injuring another eleven. Riss was injured in the attack from a gun shot to his shoulder.
Riss pointed out that since the 2015 jihad terror attack on free speech, things have not improved in the West, “If we republished the cartoons today, we would be alone again, the attack did not make people more courageous, on the contrary.”
Riss has continued his work, but his commitment to his beliefs has come at a huge cost – everywhere he goes, he must be protected by security guards. Riss has previously written about the enormous cost of security for the magazine. “Between the private security firm, surveillance and special installations — including a panic room — in their offices, protecting staff costs more than $1.5 million per year.’
Islamic jihadists have put the free world on notice: if you draw Muhammad, we will kill you.
Being critical of Islam now means death threats or actual attempts on your life such as, cartoonists, comedians, and anyone who publicly defies Islam as it insists on being represented, everywhere in the world now.
All over the Islamic world, and now the Western world, secular thinkers, clergy, teachers, politicians, artists, poets, writers, journalists (Lars Hedegaard), bloggers (Bangladesh), and cartoonists are threatened and/or targeted for death because they dare to be critical of Islam.
Leftist activists, politicians and organizations, assist this jihad on free speech by calling all who openly criticize Islam of being guilty of “hate speech”. This is a secular equivalent of “blasphemy” and is working its way into Western law!
As one Charlie Hebdo journalist stated, “The more of us who choose to stay silent, the more dangerous it becomes for the few who continue speaking out.” The fact is that where critical thinking & free speech end, the West ends as well.
As George Washington warned, “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”