The attack on the French satire newspaper Charlie Hebdo has rightly outraged and dismayed many around the world. I've never read the newspaper, and reading about it, I suspect that there is very little content therein that I would personally agree with. Having said that, I absolutely endorse their right to publish those opinions and content.

I believe that everyone has a right to their opinions, and the right to express their opinion, whether it's an opinion I agree with or not. It can even be an opinion that I personally find offensive or outrageous, and I might ask that it not be voiced, but I would not try to prevent them from actually voicing it. I like pepperoni pizza. You might hate it. You might call it the spawn of eldritch abominations. I might ask you to keep that to yourself, but if you don't, I'm not going to try to shut you up.

It's appalling that in this day and age there are still people that think it's not only excusable but actually praiseworthy to kill people who express opinions not in line with their own beliefs. I am heartened by the many disparate voices that have voiced support for Charlie Hebdo and for free speech and a free press. I join them in saying 'Je suis Charlie.'