“Nick’s death is immensely sad. The fact that he seems to have given his life to save another will be a lasting testament to what a lovely guy he was.
This is the second time I have lost someone in my world to Islamist terrorists; the last being in the 2005 London bombings.
Driven by hatred of modernity, these zealots seek to frighten society and sow divisions. Africa Express – which played in front of Paris city hall for 25,000 fans – was founded to do the precise opposite: to foster a spirit of collaboration and unity.
These were the things challenged by the killers when they attacked people – from all faiths and none – enjoying a Friday night out with food, drink, music and laughter.
For the sake of Nick and all the other victims, we must not lose our humanity in fighting back” (x)