Letters to the Editor

Hebdo attack backfires

In an unexpected consequence of their heinous acts, terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo to punish and suppress drawings representing Mohammed have had the opposite effect. Whereas formerly Muslims could argue that images of Mohammed were anathema to their religion and their aversion to such cartoons was, for the most part, respected by the non-Muslim world, after the murderous attack on the obscure French magazine, drawings of Mohammed’s image have become a symbol of free speech that has been published by media around the globe.

This would not have happened if not for the attack.

Steven Meyerson, Miami