The Saudis are by no means the only hypocrites. How many Leftists in the U.S. shouted “Je suis Charlie” and then applauded the defacing and destruction of the AFDI ads in San Francisco?
“‘Saudi Arabia says ‘I am Charlie’ but it is not’: Charlie Hebdo cartoonist attacks hypocrisy of leaders who marched in name of free speech but censor their press,” by Keiligh Baker, MailOnline, January 31, 2015:
A cartoonist who survived the Charlie Hebdo massacre has attacked the hypocrisy of world leaders who march in the name of free speech but censor their press.
The cartoonist Renald ‘Luz’ Luzier has given his first on-camera interview about the day of the massacre, how he missed death by minutes and criticised world leaders for hypocrisy over press freedoms.
Seventeen people, including journalists and police, were killed in three days of violence that began on January 7 when militants burst into Charlie Hebdo’s office during a regular editorial meeting and shot dead five of its leading cartoonists.
The filmed interview took place in his sniper-proof flat in Paris, and throughout the interview Luz becomes visibly more and more distressed.
Interviewed for Vice by reporter Milene Larsson, he said : ‘There are cartoonists in France who say “we can no longer draw things that could offend someone elsewhere in the world” – but if we take into account the positions and opinions of the whole world, we might as well tear up our drawings. It is over.’
He also reflected on the international movement of ‘Je Suis Charlie’ and criticised the hypocrisy of world leaders marching in the name of free speech while suppressing press rights in their own countries.
He said: ‘All of a sudden, Saudi Arabia says ‘I am Charlie’ but it is not.’…