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Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo people and police were shot dead by masked gunmen yesterday. People are shocked, in mourning and defiantly expressing their opinions.

I offer my condolences to all affected by this tragedy.

I hope the #illridewithyou movement continues during this time to protect innocent members of our community.


After hearing about the shooting and having a few moments to absorb it, my first thoughts (after the victims, their families and their friends) went to the Muslim community. I never expected this, but this is beautiful, poignant and tragic.

One of the police officers outside the Charlie Hebdo magazine, there because they were defending the magazine after threats, was Muslim. He was murdered by the gunmen.

World.Mic has the details: #JeSuisAhmed Reveals the Hero of the Paris Shooting Everyone Needs to Know

Here are some key links to arguments and commentary on the aftermath:

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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