• There can only be one answer to this hideous act of jihad against the staff of Charlie Hebdo. It is the obligation of the Western media and Western leaders, religious and lay, to protect the most basic rights of freedom of expression, whether in satire on any other form. The West must not appease, it must not be silenced. We must send a united message to the terrorists: Your violence cannot destroy our soul.

    "How to Respond to Islamist Kalashnikovs in the Heart of Paris" by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, January 7, 2015.
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