Flashback: OBAMA WHITE HOUSE Condemned Charlie Hebdo Anti-Islamic Cartoons

Islamists murdered twelve people at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo magazine including a wounded police officer on the street.
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In 2012 the Obama Administration condemned Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing anti-Islamic cartoons.
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The Obama White House connected the Charlie Hebdo cartoons to the Mohammad movie made in the US that they blamed on the Benghazi (terrorist) attack.


From the official transcript of the Sept. 19, 2012 White House press briefing, via The Blaze:

Question: The French government has decided to temporarily close their embassies and schools in several Muslim countries after a satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, that published cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad. Is the White House concerned that those cartoons might further fan the flames in the region?

Jay Carney: Well, we are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously, we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this. We know that these images will be deeply offensive to many and have the potential to be inflammatory. But we’ve spoken repeatedly about the importance of upholding the freedom of expression that is enshrined in our Constitution.

In other words, we don’t question the right of something like this to be published; we just question the judgment behind the decision to publish it. And I think that that’s our view about the video that was produced in this country and has caused so much offense in the Muslim world.

Now, it has to be said, and I’ll say it again, that no matter how offensive something like this is, it is not in any way justification for violence — not in any way justification for violence. Now, we have been staying in close touch with the French government as well as other governments around the world, and we appreciate the statements of support by French government officials over the past week, denouncing the violence against Americans and our diplomatic missions overseas.

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“Id rather be standing up than live on my knees.” was the motto fo leading cartoonist Charb, who was killed along with seven Charlie Hebdo colleagues today. (France 24)

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