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August 16, 2016

Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update Ad Infinitum

* Bulgaria will be extraditing Mourad Hamyd back to France. He's accused of trying to joining elements of ISIS in Syria. Hamyd's sister was married to the late Charlie Hebdo gunman Cherif Kouachi. Hamyd was initially accused of being a third gunman but was later cleared to the satisfaction of authorities.

* this strikes me as an awful headline: making equivalent political speech and actual crime. Yikes.

* here's another short article about the latest Charlie Hebdo cover image that offends. This strikes me as Trumpian bluster more than it does Swiftian satire, but keen minds may disagree. It doesn't look like there's been a progression in the narrative here. I hope it remains that way.
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