Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier once said “I’d rather die standing than live kneeling.”
Americans look to New Hampshire: “Live Free or Die”
Monsieur Charbonnier and your collegues, we’d have welcomed you here in America. We honor your memory and your fortitude, and despise your enemies.
And for all France, who turned out to honor you – we are with you, in your hour of mourning, and in your determination that the light of freedom shall continue to light La Belle France.
About 1900 Winston Churchill wrote about Islam:
“Indeed it is evident that Christianity, however degraded and distorted by cruelty and intolerance, must always exert a modifying influence on men’s passions, and protect them from the more violent forms of fanatical fever, as we are protected from smallpox by vaccinations. But the Mohammaden religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since its votaries have been subject, above all the peoples of all other creeds, to this form of madness.”
From observations of current events, it would appear to be self-evident that Churchill was absolutely correct.