Refer the story, “World caught between two extremes – Kagame” (The New Times, January 16). This argument over intolerance between the so called “free world” and Islamists is true. If you make a remark over homosexuals in USA as a foreigner you may be banned from schools (which I consider to be extremist), but if you kill a black, there is always justification.
These so called free minds can’t just do what they know will hurt others. I am not a Muslim but I have great Muslim friends, and I would never do things they consider offensive.
This however does not justify the attacks because the world sees Muslims as a danger. For example, suing this newspaper (Charlie Hebdo) and challenging this notion of free speech would be better; or sending envoys and religious leaders to condemn the newspaper would be excellent.
I like President Kagame for always speaking his mind even when it is not the line of our “big brothers” in the West. Indeed the truth goes through fire and doesn’t burn.
The Pope also spoke his mind the same day too. We need to address issues that cause terror problems than assembling in Paris bending on one side which will not do any good.
Also, when terror attacks happen in Europe, the whole world runs there but when they happen in Africa, Western governments discourage their citizens to come to Africa.
The world is very unfair; we need to wake up.