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Islam blasphemy riots now self-fulfilling prophecy

The protests against controversial film "Innocence of the Muslims" follow a pattern familiar since the days of the Satanic Verses fatwa, says James Kirchick. And so do the reactions of many western liberals Response: Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Film protests about much more than religion

Charlie Hebdo attack: No more excuses

The smoke had barely cleared from the burned-out office of Charlie Hebdo magazine - firebombed for publishing cartoons of Mohammed - when TIME magazine's Bruce Crumley chose to criticise the satirists before the terrorist. James Kirchick denounces a too-familiar tendancy Plus: Sara Yasin and Myriam Francois-Cerrah on France, Charlie Hebdo and the meaning of Mohammed