The Moslem fanatics - and we must apparently always remember all Moslems are not like that - decided they were offended by a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. They were offended by something so they decided to murder twelve people. How selfish and pathetic is it to arm yourself with a gun and kill people because you are so wrapped up in religious nonsense from hundreds of years ago?
We must breath a sigh of relief that no one ever got around to taking a selfie with the Prophet. Their days would be numbered if they shared it on Facebook.
I am offended too by things. I am offended by the cowards who tried to shoot the girl as she attended school. I am offended by the banning of music, art and all kinds of freedom by religious maniacs. I am offended by being constantly told we must make allowances.
We do make allowances. In the West we mostly preach (wrong word) tolerance and respect for minorities - even though some of those minorities show none in return. The religious fanatics want to impose their misguided view of the world on normal people and they threaten killing if we do not obey.
The West has largely got over religion. Our days of burning people at the stake and other forms of torture have given way to occasional child abuse by Catholic priests. Our friends in Israel relieve their religious frustration by killing the children of Gaza. But the fanatics of the Moslem world - those Sunni and Shia who cannot see beyond the end of their beards - still live in some dark age of terror that they seek to impose on everyone else.
I read up on why they cannot bear to see an image of the Prophet Mohammed. In some teachings he apparently said that no images of him should be made because he did not want to be worshipped as a God.
So? Is it intolerable that someone might draw a picture or poke fun - the same as they would about everything else on the planet. In the name of sanity, fairness, freedom? Is the Moslem faith so rocky and insecure that they cannot live with the thought that not everyone buys into their particular brand of religious nonsense?
Why are these people so humourless and so hung up? Boring, miserable idiots who kneel five times a day to pray to an idea corrupted over years by scholars and teachers who twist every word to suit their controlling purposes. How can they be so stupid and backward?
More importantly from my point of view - why should I give a crap about their sensibilities? I am with Charlie Hebdo and anyone else who wants to poke fun, undermine and satirise the poison of religious faith. There is no place for religion in a civilised world.
Rock on Charlie. And may the wank-goblins of Hell descend on the souls of those who would support the actions of intolerance from whatever religious whack-job fanatics - be they Catholic, Jewish, Moslem or any other so-called faith.