“We defend free speech above its contents” – PEN America in deciding to honor Charlie Hebdo. (source)
Meanwhile a university canceled a Charlie Hebdo appearance for “security” reasons. (source)
“If PEN as a free speech organization can’t defend and celebrate people who have been murdered for drawing pictures, then frankly the organization is not worth the name,” – Salaman Rushdie in criticizing six gutless whiny douchebags for deciding to resign from PEN America because of the honor to be bestowed on Charlie Hebdo. (source)
Remember their names: Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole, Rachel Kushner and Taiye Selasi – gutless sons of bitches. Trash. I’ve never heard of their useless asses before this, so there’s that anyhow.
And here at Reason, they explain why we should remain Charlie — no matter what. (here)