I am already sick of that ridiculous “Je Suis Charlie” hashtag. It is meaningless. I am also sick to death of candle-lit vigils and I am sick of the “creatives” waving their pencils like it actually means something.
Before last week, I had never heard of Charlie Hendo. I was pretty happy about that.
I am a bit of a philistine so French arty-farty people are not my cup of over-priced coffee. Nor am I big fan of lazy anti-clericalism or snarkily abusing the things that people hold dear…including Religion (ANY religion).
If you want to be snarky….stick to the Internet. Its the best place to be snarky.
But it seems to me that a hashtag and a pencil are ineffective.
If you really want to piss off Islamist extremists …then #amuslimwalksintoabar….would be more effective.
I dont know if there is a joke that begins “A Muslim walks into a bar….” But there should be one.
So make up your own punch line.
A Muslim walks into a bar where he meets his Jewish friend and they have a beer and a ham sandwich…and have a great time”