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nnnnn tight security for a black tie gala in defense of free speech two nights after a gunman opened fire at an exhibit in texas showing cartoons of the prophet muhammad french satirical paper charlie hebdo scoops the pen american center is freedom of expression courage award in new york a poignant moment for the cartoonist who lost twelve colleagues when radical muslim gunmen stormed the paris offices in january , editors are are bare issuing a rallying cry to the literary world the more we all do we killed them all , sheer is the most powerful weapon that out , we must disarm them , support for charlie hebdo was seen around the world after the shootings in paris but a tongue in cheek image of the prophet mohammed on the cover of its next issue sparked outrage in muslim communities , six prominent writers pulled out of tuesday's call and more than a hundred more wrote complaint letters after they heard that the controversial french cartoonists were taking home the prize