Charlie Hebdo massacre shows clash of globalization and ideologies raises stakes for satirists

January 12, 2015 4:17 PM

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Charlie Hebdo massacre shows clash of globalization and ideologies raises stakes for satirists

FILE - In this file photo dated Dec. 11, 1991, security guards surround author Salman Rushdie, left, as he addresses an audience at Columbia University's Low Library, in his first public appearance outside of England since Iran issued a fatwa calling for his death over his novel "The Satanic Verses." The slaughter of ten journalists and two policemen on Jan. 7, 2015, at the offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that mocked politicians and prelates with equal glee is grim evidence that humor can be dangerous, another bloody chapter in a story that stretches back to Rushdie's 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," whose comic take on the prophet drew a death edict from Iran's religious authorities. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, FILE) (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, the covered body of Theo van Gogh is seen at left while forensic experts investigate the scene of his murder in Amsterdam, after filmmaker Van Gogh received death threats after making a movie criticizing the treatment of women under Islam. A Musl...

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