Volume 80, Issue 16
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January 21, 2015
Prose and Con(gress)
Free at last: President Obama delivers State of the Union Address By Sam Blakley Editor in Chief
As Editor in Chief, I will be introducing and authoring a new weekly column titled “Prose and Con[gress],” as a part of a “Persuasion and Political Reporting” class I am taking. I will be discussing and commenting on current and political news. Each week will be a new topic so look out for “P&C” in the next couple months. President Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union Address last night. The State of the Union Address is a practice established in the Constitution and has become a tradition over the years. Every president does at least two or three, so why would the current state be that different from last years? What makes this address different? Well, the answer is simple. After a certain point in a Presidential term’s lifespan, the rest of government stops being concerned with that they do. What can a president with only two years left do, much less one that can’t ever run for President again? Obama has entered what the political world refers to as lame duck, or seen to have less influence with other politicians because of his short time left in office. Usually, during times of lame duck, the president seems to back up or will lose enthusiasm; well not this time. Obama decided to throw caution to the wind. He puffed his chest, stuck his finger to the sky and milked the opportunity for all it was worth, much to the disdain of John Boehner, Speaker of the House. Now, the White House this year made the entire speech available to the public before it was given, so readers can, “follow along with the speech as [they] watch in real time”. So going into the speech I knew what the main talking points would be. Not to mention the president has been traveling across the country for two weeks already to announce some of his proposals, but I digress. His big points were: Help the middle class by having a capitol gains tax on the very wealthy Make college affordable through community college
President Obama delivering his 2015 State of the Union Address
Reserve the right to unilaterally combat terrorism Easing the embargo against Cuba Encouraging the republican party to not try and kill everything (all of his work), because he would veto these attempts These are all fine and dandy, I particularly care for the idea of cheaper education, but when the speech was over and various groups gave their responses such as the republican party (GOP), issued by Senator Jani Ernst R-IA, or the Tea Party, given by Representative Curt Clawson R-FL, you wouldn’t know the president spoke at all. “Rather than respond to a speech, I’d like to talk about your priorities.” said Ernst. “I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected.” Clawson introduced his speech with a similar caveat: “I’m not here to pick apart his ideas one by one – but rather to offer a very different vision for our nation.” Each of these two, similar to Obama, presented their plan for the Union over the next couple years. But, neither of them had much to say about Obama’s speech. Responses are a fairly recent tradition for the State of the Union, only being introduced in the late ‘60s. Since this time, the “response” from the opposing party has become expected. However, the current standing of the country makes an actual opposing speech difficult on the
Republicans. Things are great, better than they have been years With Obama’s approval rate at 46 percent and there being nothing but good things to say about the country, it is kind of difficult to criticize. It’s hard to shoot the messenger with good news. So instead of criticizing what he said, they ignored him. As the New York Times so elegantly puts it: “Republicans have one word for Obama’s proposals and latest veto threats: no.” Neither the President with his new proposals that he calls “practical not partisan” and the continued promise of vetoes nor the new Republican Congress with their plans to “change the direction Washington has been taking our country,” seem to show any hope of cooperating in the next few years. John Boehner’s complete lack of reaction, or at least lack of any positive reaction, seems to encourage this theory. If one of the figureheads of the Republican party were to smile or maybe clap more than once, perhaps my hopes would be more sincere and less cynical. Perhaps if either Obama or the GOP did something other than tell the opposition to cooperate, such as actually working towards compromise, I would be more hopeful. However, after the speeches last night I am calling for two more years of governmental gridlock. Obama may be ‘free’ of political constraints but he is also free of a captive audience.
Time’s Running Out The Clock prepares for move to South Carolina
By Jordan Laws Staff Writer
The Clock of Brevard has been a staple of restaurant food in Transylvania County for twenty three years. Business couldn’t have been better when they first opened their doors to hungry customers, but over time it slowed and as with all good things, it didn’t last forever. I went to The Clock to find out the reason behind the move, where they are moving to, and what BC students and Transylvania county residents can expect from future restaurants. I spoke with Kiki Banias, the kind woman who has taken our orders, made us smile, and served us good wholesome food; in essence, she’s allowed us all to come into her kitchen to eat until we were satisfied. As I talked to her I could tell that answering these following questions were hard because it’s difficult to close the doors of a business that they have spent the past two decades building. “The Clock opened its doors on September 16th, 1991.” Kiki says smiling at the memory of the initial opening. “We’ve been really slow but when we first opened up business was great. Business is good now that we are leaving.” “The lease went out and it’s actually $3,273 per month and we can’t do it. It’s a lot of money and once we sign the lease it’s going to go up in price.” Kiki responds when asked about their decision to close their doors. Curious about where The Clock will move, I asked the obvious question about their new location. “Greenville, South Carolina is where we live and after twenty three years we are moving back home. The new restaurant is five minutes from our house which will make it a little bit easier but it’s bittersweet up here, it’s really sad. Half of our lives and all of our kids’ lives were here. My little one, he was three or four years old when he started helping bread the chicken.” These are undoubtedly memories that will never be forgotten; how could they be? The family has invested a lot of time and money into The Clock which will not be forgotten by anyone in the community. Personally, I am concerned for the future of restaurant businesses in Transylvania County and I asked Kiki what she thought in this regard. “They’re all fast food. Somebody needs to come in here with Mom and Pop restaurants that serve vegetables. Nobody has vegetables in town. We added vegetables two or three years ago and when we did people went crazy. They love them.” I wanted to end on a happier note and since we
were on the topic of food I asked Kiki what her favorite meal is that they serve. “Gyro and Greek salads are my favorite foods on the menu and, of course, the chicken.” No matter how hard it is to see The Clock close its doors, I can’t help but feel happy for Kiki and her family. Moving their business down to Greenville will make it easier on them, because they won’t have to travel a great distance to make money. Choosing not to renew the lease will certainly put more than three thousand dollars back into their pockets that they can use on themselves or on their new business endeavor. As Shakespeare once wrote, “Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow,” and we will see Kiki in the morrow. She promises to visit friends that she has made and the community that made her business a hit among locals; especially BC students. As a parting gift, Kiki said that BC students can come to The Clock for a college night and that the best time to come would be on Monday or Tuesday nights and tea will be free. Kiki, I can’t thank you enough for your hospitality, your good food, and the wonderful memories that will remain with all of us who spent many days stuffing our faces with the delectable choices on your menu. When talking about The Clock leaving, one can’t help but use the old Appalachian saying, “ya’ll come back now ya hear?” I certainly hope they do. Although the drive to South Carolina for chicken is probably too lengthy, BC students should take the trip because Bojangles and Zaxby’s hardly satisfy the need for that special recipe Kiki refuses to part with..
January 21, 2015
Parking regulations and waivers The last day to waive a parking permit, regardless of whether students currently have vehicles on campus, is Wednesday, Jan. 21. If a waiver hasn’t been received by this point by either security at the Stamey building or Campus Life, students will automatically be charged a $95 parking fee. If students wish to waive the parking fee and decide to bring a car onto campus further into the semester, they must contact security as soon as possible to request a parking permit or they could receive a non-appealable $500 fine. Residential parking spaces are marked with white lines whereas commuter parking spaces are marked in green and/or signage. Faculty or staff parking spaces are marked in yellow lines and/or signage. Students are prohibited from parking in visitor parking, along the curb or on the grass. Those cited parking on the grass will be charged a restitution fee along with a fine. Each parking ticket issued will be for $30. Appeals must be brought to security in the Stamey building on the second floor. If the security director issued the ticket, it can be appealed before the Dean of Students. All appeals must be received within five days of the date on the ticket. Individuals that have ignored more than three parking tickets, or have failed to purchase a parking permit, will be notified by Campus Security and they will be required to meet with the Director of Residence Life or the Dean of Students. The campus-wide speed limit is 15 mph. Students will receive tickets for driving through stop signs or not obeying the speed limit.
Adidas Gear Sale! If you miss it the first time, don’t miss it again. This is your last chance to pick up some awesome deals on Adidas athletic gear! Do you need athletic clothing, shoes or accessories? Chances are, we have what you’re looking for. Do you have a favorite team? We have hats, shirts, jackets, exclusive jerseys, beanies and more for fans of just about any professional team. All items will be 50% off or more. Don’t miss out on the deals! Swing by the Boshamer Gym lobby on January 31st anytime between 1-4:30. We will be selling during the men’s and women’s basketball games. We accept cash only. All proceeds will be used to support the Men’s and Women’s cross country and Track teams here at Brevard College.
January 21, 2015
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Eating your heart An exploration of envy
By Gabby Smith Opinion Editor
I’ve spent a lot of time with Dr. Bringle having had classes with the former head of the Humanities Dept. and teacher of philosophy I’ve found her to be both highly informative and insightful. That being said, I was more than happy to interview her and find out about her sabbatical, which was taken to write a book on envy. When I first asked Dr. Bringle about her project I went in with the assumption that she had just started this project recently, but in fact found that this book was started when she was in graduate school. “I was provoked by a quotation from Soren Kierkegaard which said, “It showed great wisdom on the part of the old moralists of the Christian church when they labeled 'despair' one of the principal vices."” She said the quote upset her because she thought it was unfair to heap the label of sinner onto those who were already downtrodden. This idea of faith versus virtue was an offshoot of the deadly sins and thus her project was born. Having previously written a book focused on gluttony and its relationship to contemporary eating disorders called The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters, she is now working on what she has titled Eating Our Hearts Out: De-Moralizing and Re-Moralizing Envy. Having started her research in 1997, this could definitely be called a lifetime project. Bringle had written about three chapters when she came to BC over 14 years ago; however, this took a backseat as she discovered a new passion for sacred music, more specifically hymnals. She eventually got around to writing a fourth and fifth chapter in the early 2000’s but was tasked with creating a new denominational hymnal for the Presbyterian church, which then became her top priority. When I asked her why envy as opposed to any of the other six she stated that it was “conceptually intriguing.” “Many people get it confused with jealousy or covetousness. Jealousy is a feeling of the threat of loss and covetousness is when you want a specific thing. Envy is when you want the status that is associated with something.” Bringle explains that though we may not realize it, envy is deeply ingrained in us and is even more commonplace now due to commercialism. “I think this is warping our characters, seducing us into viewing other people principally as rivals rather than as neighbors. The old image for envy in the iconography of the cardinal sins tradition, was someone eating their own heart. Now, in our
English idiom, we say to other people whom we are trying to make envious of us: ‘eat your heart out.’ So I'm hoping the book will cause us to rethink our competitive consumerism” Bringle explains that envy as a concept has always been a problem, after all evolutionists have explained it by means of relating it to the need to compete amongst each other as huntergatherers; however, the reason it is such an issue now is because we no longer see it as a problem. “Competitiveness over compassion,” is how Bringle describes this social phenomenon. Living in a society that encourages competition from the classroom to kitchen makes it hard for us to distinguish between desire and necessity at times. “I think we who live in relative comfort in our western consumer society would do well to find ways to simplify our lives,” says Bringle. “We would benefit from focusing our attention on ‘spiritual’ goods that are not in short supply like awe and wonder at the beauty of nature, or love and compassion for one another which actually multiply by being shared.” Coincidentally, the last thing Bringle needed to write for her book was a sixth chapter, a chapter on solutions. “Cultivating virtues such as gratefulness, contentment, and humility to displace envy, or becoming aware of our acute environmental challenges and realizing we can’t always compete.” Bringle explains that within classical phi-
Mel Bringle's book "The God of Thinness"
Photo courtesy of Mel Bringle Mel Bringle
losophy, envy was defined as “sadness at another’s good fortune or happiness at another’s ill-fortune.” This she tells me crosses over into sociology, psychology, theology, economics, politics, and many other avenues. Her book is the culmination of many years worth of research on the subject. When I asked Dr. Bringle about the longevity of this project she told me that while she was ”thrown off by the 15 year gap, it was easier to go back and cut down extraneous info and that the book was better for being shorter.” A senior editor at Westminster John Knox Press, who had funnily enough worked on both her earlier books, emailed her about any other books she might be writing in regards to the seven deadly sins. They met for lunch and Bringle ended up with contract for a 55,000 word book and a publication date around April 2016. Her word count meant she needed around 7800 words per chapter, and in her original work the chapters pushed towards 15,000 and 20,000 words. She edited, cutting her chapters down and cutting chapter 5 into two parts, and wrote the final chapter after reading everything she could to refresh her memory on the subject. Bringle explains that she wants this book to be read by the lay-person who is interested in popular culture, not just those who have a propensity for theology. She wants them to read it and take away the lesson that, “thinking about envy is a fascinating window to the ugly side of our character that we don’t even realize is ugly.” Having spoken to her about this and having her given examples on the subject I can say I learned not only a lot about the subject, but myself as well, and that anybody who reads her book will be able to say the same.
Beethoven Sonatas coming to Porter Center
Cellist Franklin Keel, and pianist Bradley Martin will be playing pieces from Ludwig van Beethoven at BC’s Porter Center on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Works performed will include, Beethoven’s first and third cello sonatas, as well as his Seven Variations on a Theme from The Magic Flute. Thursday’s concert will be followed by a second concert on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. that will feature sonatas two, four and five. In total, all six of Beethoven’s cello sonatas will be performed. Keel is an adjunct faculty member at BC as well as being Associate Principal Cellist with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and found member of the Opal String Quartet. Martin is a member of Western Carolina University’s music faculty and has performed, taught and conducted all over the United States, Russia and his home country of Australia. Kathy Gresham, Associate Professor of Music and Voice at BC, said, “This is a unique opportunity for our music students to experience Beethoven’s maturation as a composer and to hear how the sonata form developed during his lifetime.” Beethoven’s works will be offered free of admission.
Arts & life
January 21, 2015
All that fuss over this?
By Michael Heiskell Staff Writer
“All that fuss over this?” This was the first thing I thought after watching “The Interview.” The hype over this movie was overwhelming due to all the intrigue. This movie was the center of a lot of political drama and studio embarrassments, sadly, all we got was a mediocre film, designed to fill the pockets of the studio it nearly brought down. “The Interview” tells the story of Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer/best friend Aaron Rapaport (Seth Rogen). The two run a successful gossip news show but they feel that they aren’t really reporting news; however, that changes when they find out that the powerful and probably insane dictator Kim Jong Un (Randall Park) is a fan of the show and wants to be interviewed. Things are complicated even further when the CIA asks the pair to assassinate Un during the interview. First off, reviewing a comedy is difficult. Humor is subjective and what one person doesn’t find funny many could find hilarious. So that being said, I didn’t find this movie even remotely funny, which is a shame because I really enjoyed Franco and Rogen’s earlier comedies. But everything about this movie felt lazy, from the writing, to the character development, to the highly controversial plot.
Inside the Box
Like most comedies, it had its moments that almost redeemed it. There were a few jokes that I laughed at, but never too heartily. Most of the jokes were met with eye rolls or silence. Most of this was due to the writing, not the performances. Franco and Rogen give it their all but they really aren’t given much to work with as their characters just felt like rehashes of earlier characters that worked in previous comedies. There wasn’t anything about this movie that felt original or genuine. The only thing to stand out is the work of Randall Park, who despite playing a brutal dictator provided 90% of the few laughs that this film provided. I watched this movie simply because I wanted support our right to watch whatever we want, regardless of how dictators feel about it. People often used the phrase, “Art shouldn’t be censored” in relation to this film. Art it is not, it is shamefully far from it. The idea however remains the same, we should have the right to watch this movie even if it wasn’t particularly enjoyable to watch. I would give this film a paltry 2 out of 5 stars and wouldn’t recommend you watch it. I never would have thought that something so talked about would have been so boring.
by Andrew Gunnin
January 21, 2015
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BC downs Carson Newman
By Savannah Cox Sports Editor
Just as fans seemed to lose spirit at Wednesday night’s Womens Basketball game against the Carson Newman Eagles, Junior Katie Williams banked in a 3 point shot with just 1.3 seconds to go in the final half. This shot tied the game at 65 and sent it to overtime. BC was excited, but had to remain focused for the five minute overtime period that was ahead of them. Carson Newman was ranked fourth in the most recent Southwest Region poll. They also were leading in the South Atlantic Conference prior to Wednesday’s game. Brevard, was ranked 12th among SAC teams. The game was characterized by the 23 lead changes throughout the game. Carson Newman
never led the game by more than four points. The Tornados took their energy from Williams’ last second shot into overtime. They found themselves down by four points with 2:37 to go. Madison Lennox made a clutch play, knocking down a three point shot. BC’s stellar accuracy at the free throw line helped them maintain the lead in the final minutes. The last few minutes of the game had to be played without starters, Whitney DeMoss and Williams. Sophomore Nicole Graham came in strong off the bench for the Tornados as she scored the final points to help BC finish 77-76 There were four BC players that scored in double digit figures: Taylor Hiatt, DeMoss, Williams, and Lennox. Lennox led all scorers with 24 points, while Hiatt brought in 10 rebounds.
BC tennis opener
The BC women's tennis team will have their first match of the year this Saturday, Jan. 24th, at 3 p.m. against UNC Asheville, a NCAA Division 1 team. The friendly match will be hosted in Asheville as a preparation for both teams for their upcoming seasons. While Brevard is clearly the underdog, it also means that the team has nothing to lose and should play with no pressure, which is very important at the start of a season. The women around BC’s team captain Katie Daugherty will have the opportunity to see where they stand. It also gives coach Ed Dickson a better overview of what BC needs to improve on until conference matches start on Feb. 18th for both the men's and women's teams. Their first game will be away against Catawba University. BC’s first home game will be on the 22nd of Feb. against Newberry College. Come and cheer BC on this Saturday in Asheville!
First indoor track meeting of the season By Savannah Cox Sports Editor
Photo by Tommy Moss
Another buzzer-beater By Savannah Cox Sports Editor
With a packed house of over 500 fans, BC found a way to have another “ESPN Top 10” type of finish. This time, a miraculous buzzer beater was in favor of the BC Men’s team. Phil Wallace hit the three-point shot from the right corner because Darius Moose was double teamed, which left Wallace open beyond the arc. This win was monumental, very similar to the women’s win on Wednesday night vs. Carson Newman. Newberry was ranked 20th nationwide. This game also served as BC’s first win over a ranked opponent in four years.
BC was also able to break two school records that night. One for three-point shots made, and another for total field goals scored. The Wolves led BC for the majority of the game. BC even found themselves having to battle back from a double digit deficit. Four BC players put up double digit figure: Trevon Shaw, Moose, Miles Leathers, and Wallace. Shaw tied with Newberry’s Mitch Riggs, for the game high 23 points. The Tornados have won the last six of 10 games. They will be back in action this week as they face Anderson and Wingate.
The BC track team began their first race of the season at the indoor Mishonger Invitational. The race was hosted by Eastern Tennessee State University on Jan. 17th. BC runners ran in unseeded events, which meant they were unable to qualify for the finals. Senior Heidi Kaartinen posted strong finishes in both the 800-meter and one mile events. She finished in 38th and 33rd place, respectively. Freshman Leah Jostes finished just one place behind Kaartinen in the one mile race for 39th. Freshman Hassan Kiprono had a solid performance in his first indoor meet of his career. He finished 12th in the one mile event, only 20 seconds off the winning time and eighth in the 3000-meter. His time in the 3000-meter placed him third among other South Atlantic Conference runners competing at the meet. Kiprono seems to have a bright future as part of BC’s track team. BC will be back in action on Jan. 30th, as they compete in the Hilton Garden Invitational in Winston Salem, NC.
Je Suis Charlie By Casey Whitmire Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Jan. 7 at 11:30 a.m. local time, two gunmen, later identified as Chérif Kouachi and his brother Saïd, stormed the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine based in Paris, France. Once inside, they shot and killed the magazine's editor and several cartoonists; minutes later, they emerged and fled in their cars. In total, twelve people were killed in the attacks. After exchanging gunfire with police the gunmen crashed their vehicle and hijacked another. Upon hijacking the car they calmly said to the driver, "If the media asks you anything, tell them it's al-Qaida in Yemen." The following day, news of another attack surfaced. This time a 25-year-old police trainee, Clarissa Jean-Phillipe, had been shot and killed. The shooting was originally believed to be unrelated, but now it is believed that the shooter and the Kouachi brothers knew each other. The gunmen were later reported to have robbed a gas station, and fleeing civilians were said to
have spotted assault rifles and rocket launchers in the back of their stolen car. Through a series of police operations, the French police forces played a game of cat and mouse with the gunmen, as they continued to move further and further away. Later, reports came in that a gunman had taken hostages at a supermarket and five people were being held. The suspect was the same man thought to have killed Clarissa Jean-Phillipe. Police released information naming the perpetrator to be an Amedy Coulibaly, who has a long criminal history. On Friday, Jan. 9, just before 5:00 p.m., explosions and gunfire were heard near Dammartin-en-Goële. Civilians reported that heavily-armed counter terrorism officers were moving in and minutes later loud bangs were heard at the site of the supermarket hostage situation. People saw hostages being led out by police; shortly after, Chérif and Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly were reported dead. The French president, François Hollande, confirmed that four hostages had been killed along with the gunmen and four more injured. In a world where freedom of expression is often
How we forgot about MLK
By Gabby Smith Opinion Editor
I’m pretty sure when we instituted Martin Luther King Day we meant to honor the man who stood so boldly against racial injustice in the South during the 1950s and ‘60s; however, I’ve got to point out that while we celebrate Martin Luther King there are a lot of things that we forget. Namely the fact that in 1999 his family sued the US government for wrongful death in a civil suit and won. Now you might be wondering why this is important, to which I would say that it’s pivotal for two reasons. Firstly, it’s important to acknowledge the fact that our government denied MLK’s family the chance to independently investigate his assassination, and most importantly that this trial was widely unattended by the vast majority of media and the general public, despite the fact that MLK was a huge public figure. In fact, this trial is rarely talked or taught about now and is mostly forgotten when we discuss his history. I’m not going to delve into a huge explanation about the conspiracy theories surrounding this, instead I’m going to use it to prove a point. We conveniently forget about parts of his message, the same way that people forget to teach or talk about his trial. We chalk it up to a few words on brotherhood and non-violence, but in reality there is a deeper rationale to this. MLK isn’t encouraging us to be non-violent necessarily because he’s a pacifist or remnant to Gandhi; he’s saying be non-violent because violence doesn’t work.
With all the upheaval about Ferguson, Garner, and the issue of police brutality, one of the common denominators within news reports is the vilification of those who retaliate with violence. Lashing out at injustice, results in one being painted as a “thug” or a “criminal.” MLK discouraged this because he understood that this method was widely ineffective and that to allow someone else to paint you in a negative light in such a situation allows them power over you. His hope was that one day we’d realize this and figure out better means to overcome injustice, ways that didn’t further alienate us from the opposition. When I went to the MLK presentation this Monday I admittedly expected to hear the same message I’ve always heard, and this was true for the most part. However, I did appreciate the final message that only love could evoke true change. While this may seem overly cliche, it rings true in the sense that we need to learn to love each other as the “human race” instead of under the social constructs of black , white, etc. We use MLK as a figurehead. We celebrate him to make ourselves feel better, to showboat about how much supposed progress we’ve made in almost 60 years. But, when scenes from Ferguson are comparable to pictures taken during the Civil Rights Movement, how much progress have we actually made? I want us to celebrate MLK for the fact that he’s a great orator, a preacher, a father, a husband, and a charismatic leader. I want us to celebrate the actual man.
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exerted and sometimes taken for granted, these men saw it their place to destroy not only the lives of people who created a satirical magazine, but also their family's lives. Furthermore, they then went on a terrorizing rampage throughout Paris, killing police officers and horrifying the public. In the days after the attacks, people rallied all over France and around the world in support and remembrance to Charlie Hebdo, their words, "Je Suis Charlie," which translates to "I am Charlie." This cry has now been heard around the world. It is reported that the motive behind the attacks was something along the lines of punishing those who create "disrespectful" and "abominable" depictions of religious figures; however, Charlie Hebdo was meant to serve as an example for what happens when you embrace such culture. At the time of the attack Charlie Hebdo had around 60,000 subscribers, now little more than a week later, they have over 5,000,000 subscribers. In the first release since the attacks, the front cover is of the prophet Mohammad holding a sign with the words, "Je Suis Charlie", above him. The header states "Tout Est Pardonne" "All is Forgiven."
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