When the whole world has been painted in red, white, and blue to show their support for France for the recent Paris attacks; amid the supporters, an individual has urged people not to pray for the city of love. Read further to know more about this person who has such a bold message for the world.
Joann Sfar, one of the cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo shared a cartoon on Instagram that said, “Friends from the whole world, thank you for #prayforparis, but we don’t need more religion.” Continuing up with his message he wrote, “Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and Joy! #Parissaboutlife.”(via People Magazine)
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The series of cartoon reads further that for centuries, lovers of death have tried to make us lose life’s flavour, they never succeed. Those who love and those who love life, in the end, will always be the ones who are rewarded.
With these encouraging words, he tries to highlight the strength of Paris. He says, “the city is beaten by the waves but does not sink.”
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Defining terrorism in his own words, the 44-years-old cartoonist said that our enemy is not terrorism, the people who are behind this deadly game are the ones who love death. In various guises, they have always existed but history forgets quickly. The innocent who lost their lives in the attack were out living, drinking, singing. They didn’t know they had declared war. If God would have existed, then the people who took so many innocent lives–he would have hated them too.
Charlie Hebdo was the first target of Muslim extremists earlier this year after they published a drawing, depicting the Prophet Muhammed. The three-day attack started from January 7-9, 2015 leaving 17 people and three gunmen dead.
History repeated itself again on Friday, when a devastated game was played, taking about 127 lives and leaving 352 injured.
Our prayers go with to the wounded and to the families who lost their near and dear ones.
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