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Today, I’m terribly shocked, revolted, disgustedCharlie Hebdo premises have been attacked today by terrorists. Those 4 great and infamous comic-artists have been coldly murdered in the attack. The newspaper was famous for being caustic and not hesitating to make caricatures. Their drawings were a part of my childhood. As a comic strip fan, I was always stumbling across them. They were a part of our culture.

But worst of all… Attacking a newspaper premise, in the middle of the day, in the name of terrorism, now THIS, is a serious attack against our Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Press, which have always been Gold Laws in France since the Revolution. Today was the last straw.

All my wishes go to the staff’s families, and especially you four, Charb, Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski. We will miss you…

Je suis Charlie.

Aujourd'hui, Charlie Hebdo est mort. Voilà le dessin de la semaine par Charb, le dernier qu'il aura publié, tristement prémonitoire. Je ne suis plus tout à fait sûre d'aimer l'ironie…
Tellement triste que j'ai envie de vomir

Today, Charlie Hebdo is dead. This is the last sketch of the week by Charb, the last one he will ever had published, sadly premonitory. I’m not quite sure to love irony anymore … 

So sad that I feel sick.

#JESUISCHARLIE (cartoon by David Pope - Twitter)

Earlier this afternoon, three men entered Charlie Hebdo’s headquarters (a French satirical magazine) and killed 12 people, including staff members and two cops. This is the biggest terrorist attack in our country since decades, and was aiming freedom of expression. 

So we must stand against those people, who murdered journalists in name of a religion they themselves attack by killing human-beings for satirical cartoons. 

Je suis Charlie, we all are Charlie. 

Jean Cabut (13 January 1938 – 7 January 2015), known by the pen-name Cabu, was a French comic strip artist and caricaturist. He was killed in the terrorist attack that targeted his office at Charlie Hebdo.

Cabu started out studying art at the École Estienne in Paris and his drawings were first published by 1954 in a local newspaper. The Algerian Warforced him to be conscripted in Army for over two years, where his talent was used in the army magazine Bled and in Paris-Match. His time in the army caused him to become a strident anti-militarist and adopt a slightly anarchistic view of society.[citation needed]

In 1960, after he left the Army, he became one of the founders of Hara-Kiri magazine. In the 1970s and ‘80s, he became a very popular artist, collaborating for a time with the children’s TV programme, Récré A2. He continued working in political caricature for Charlie Hebdo and Le Canard enchaîné.

His popular characters include Le Grand Duduche and adjudant Kronenbourg, and especially Mon Beauf. So spot-on was this caricature of an average, racist, sexist, vulgar, ordinary Frenchman that the word ’beauf’ (short for “beau-frère” i.e. brother-in-law) has slipped into ordinary use.

In February 2006, a Cabu cartoon which appeared on the cover of Charlie Hebdo in response to the Danish cartoons affair caused more controversy and a lawsuit. It depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad, under the caption “Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists”, crying : “C'est dur d'être aimé par des cons !” (“So hard to be loved by jerks!”).

From September 2006 to January 2007, an exhibition entitled Cabu and Paris was organised by Hôtel de Ville, Paris.

Wolinsky, Cabu, Tignous, Charb.

Those are four of the 12 victims. Their faces were well known in France. They were often criticized because of their sharp critic of our world, and had already been the target of multiple attacks.  

Never ever stop fighting for the freedom the press. Charlie Hebdo was a satirical magazine, they offended tons of people for years, and I don’t support everything they published. But they were journalists, they were cartoonists, they were people.

Je suis Charlie.

Et nous le sommes tous.

Pour une fois que je bloggue en français, j'aurais aimé le faire pour une autre raison. Aujourd'hui, une fusillade au journal satirique Charlie Hebdo a causé la mort d'une douzaine de personnes, dont quatre dessinateurs, Charb, Cabu, Tignous et Wolinski, ainsi que plusieurs policiers. De ce que j'ai pu lire, plusieurs personnes sont également blessées. Le pays est passé au niveau maximal du plan Vigipirate, “alerte attentat”. J'en ai eu la preuve en sortant de mon université tout à l'heure, des policiers en gilet pare-balles partout, une sécurité accrue à l'entrée principale, de nombreux accès à la fac fermés.

Pour la première fois je suis sortie dans la rue en ayant peur, en plein jour.

Et je suis rentrée révoltée, écœurée et profondément triste pour les victimes, pour leurs familles mais aussi pour le symbole que cette attaque représente. Une atteinte brutale et inhumaine à la liberté la plus essentielle, la liberté de parole, de pensée, tout simplement la liberté de la presse.

Charb, Cabu, je les ai rencontrés plusieurs fois au Salon du Livre de Poche qui se tient chaque année dans ma commune (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, dans le 94). Des mecs adorables, bourrés de gentillesse et d'humour, toujours prêts à discuter et plaisanter lors des séances de dédicaces. Il fallait bien l’œil malicieux de Charb et son coup de plume pour me faire sourire devant la dédicace qu'il m'adressait (j'en ai plusieurs, mais celle-ci est ma préférée) : un Sarkozy à genoux, avec une bulle “Marine, épouse-moi !”.

J'en profite pour appeler au respect de la population musulmane, qui n'a pas à être assimilée aux actes de barbarie qui ont eu lieu aujourd'hui. Ce sont les actes extrémistes qui ont été commis qui doivent être remis en cause.

N'oublions pas cette journée et, plus que jamais, battons-nous pour défendre la liberté de la presse et pour honorer la mémoire de ceux qui ont été tués.

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Paris shooting: ‘Twelve people killed’ at Charlie Hebdo office

Heavily armed gunmen shouting Islamist slogans stormed a Paris satirical newspaper office Wednesday and shot dead at least 12 people in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.

Police launched a massive manhunt for the masked attackers who reportedly hijacked a car and sped off, running over a pedestrian and shooting at officers.

Police said witnesses heard the attackers, who were armed with a Kalashnikov and rocket launcher, shout “we have avenged the prophet” and “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest).

Two police were confirmed among the dead and four people were critically injured. (AFP)

(Photos from top by AP Photo/Thibault Camus, REUTERS/Handout via Reuters TV, AP Photo, REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen, AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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