Ready-to-use Discussion: Free speech

The world was rocked in January when terrorists attacked the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people, including two police officers. This sparked a manhunt, sieges and outpourings of grief and anger across the world. The attackers, Islamic extremists possibly linked to al-Qaeda, are thought to have been ‘provoked’ by the magazine’s previous depiction of Islam, ISIS and the prophet Mohammed (images of Mohammed are banned in the Qu’ran and offensive to Muslims).

For a free pdf download of this resource click hereIn the week following the attack, Charlie Hebdo’s front page was a picture of Mohammed, holding a ‘Je...

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