This story of several writers pulling out of an event where Hebdo are to be honoured with an award. Quotes Salman Rushdie, and a twitter storm has arisen. Showing that the following are consistently held:
- Condemn Hebdo murders.
- Defend Hebdo’s freedom to publish.
- Celebrate Hebdo’s courage to publish.
- Criticise Hebdo’s actual publications and motives.
As I have done here. Not complicated.
[And here, Alex Massie in The Spectator.]