Winter Park, Florida - In light of the recent attack on the satirical Parisian magazine, Charlie Hebdo, different spheres of cultural, religious, political, and social dialogue have merged together to create a clump of confusing questions about what the attack represents. How can we prevent such attacks from happening? How can we ever know we are completely safe when we are fighting a chameleon of an enemy? What does this say about free speech? Should free speech protect blaspheme? And is French culture so wrapped up in its history of satirizing everyone that it won’t accept the correctement politique of American social justice?

Hind Berji is an undergraduate English major and Professional Writing minor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.