Freedom of speech and freedom of expression is under attack by terrorists. Charlie Hebdo is just the latest victim by terrorists trying to dictate how people live their lives. Recently, the movie The Interview caused outrage and sparked not only terrorist threats but also terrorist cyber attacks. Now, the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, experienced a deadly terrorist attack. Two gunmen went into their Paris headquarters and opened fire. They killed 12 people and injured 11.
This wasn’t the first time that Charlie Hebdo came under attack. Back in 2011, their office was fire-bombed and their website was hacked. Why is this satirical magazine coming under attack? These violent outbursts are most likely in response to the magazine publishing cartoon caricatures of the Prophet Muhammed.
Ed and Sara discuss this recent attack on free speech. They also discuss the public response. ‘Je Suis Charlie’, which means ‘I am Charlie’, has become one of the most popular hashtags in Twitter history and this simple phrase is becoming a symbol for freedom of speech. Not all of the responses have been positive. Warning have been made for Charlie Hebdo not to publish any more drawings of the Prophet Muhammed. Ed and Sara talk about this and religion in general.
Larry Tomczak is a christian author and evangelist. In a recent post, he slams the media and Hollywood for advocating the gay lifestyle in the United States. Ed and Sara discuss some of the claims he made in his post.
Ed and Sara talk about a paranoid woman who fired a gun through her bedroom door. Why did she do that? The woman thought there was an intruder but, in reality, it was her husband bringing her breakfast in bed.
Did you know that dogs utilize public transportation? Ed and Sara talk about a dog in Seattle that takes the bus, by himself, to the dog park. What’s the story with the dog’s owner? Listen in while Ed and Sara discuss this animal news story.
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Show Notes and Links
Tiffany Segule “mistakenly” shot her husband through their bedroom door. Learn about this potentially fatal breakfast in bed story.
A dog uses public transportation? All by itself? Read the story and watch the video about the dog who rides the bus to the dog park.
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