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John Garvey, University President, published an op-ed on the Charlie Hebdo killings in Catholic News Service. See below.

'Je suis Charlie'?

From: Catholic News Service (via Arlington Catholic Herald)
Date: Jan. 30, 2015
Author: John Garvey

Islamic extremists touched a particularly sensitive nerve in the West this month with the murders of cartoonists from the satirical French weekly, Charlie Hebdo. The killings provoked a rally in Paris that French officials called the largest ever. President Francois Hollande was joined by the heads of European states, and by both the Israeli prime minister and the president of the Palestinian Authority.

The slogan "Je suis Charlie" ("I am Charlie") appeared spontaneously on Twitter, handmade signs, mobile phones and websites. It says just enough that we can all subscribe to the sentiment, but not all of us for the same reasons.


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