The Gap That Leads to Terrorism


People need to understand that if you burn our Holy Qur’an, or mock our Prophet of Islam, sensitive Muslims—often young men without adequate knowledge about Islam—take insult, become angry, and want to retaliate. It pushes them into the hands of terrorists’ groups.

I Am Charlie


The pen in the hand of a writer, a journalist, or a cartoonist can be the voice of people.

On Killing the Cartoonists


Charlie Hebdo’s staff knew what they were doing; they knew the risk they were taking and I think they thoughtfully made cartoons to outrage Muslims, which succeeded, and led to their own deaths.

The High Price of Freedom of Speech


Sitting in my room, a writer isolated in exile, I think about the five French cartoonists killed in their office yesterday.