author: Kamal Fahmi — Founder Set My People Free, originally published 2015.

Thank you, Charlie Hebdo, for your stand for freedom of speech, for your courage, for your persistence, for your willingness to sacrifice.

When the media outlets shrank back because of fear and political correctness, you did not.

Your stand brought a breath of hope for freedom for the oppressed and the deprived from freedom of speech in the Middle East and the World — for over 1.3 billion Muslims who do not have freedom of speech, like Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia and Asia Bibi in Pakistan.


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