Charlie Hebdo attack: Freedom of expression murdered

Charlie Hebdo attack: Freedom of expression murdered

Posted on the 07/01/15

In the face of the horror and the hatred, we feel deeply saddened but also a profound anger.

We strongly condemn this ferocious attack against freedom of expression and freedom at all and express our deep solidarity to those who continuously and bravely defended our core democratic values with their drawings and words.

With all the defenders of democracy and fundamental liberties, we offer our sincere condolences to the relatives and families of the victims.

Satirizing and mocking religion is sacred. In face of violence, we call everyone to use their words, drawings and voice to defeat obscurantism. 

Pierre Galand

President of the European Humanist Federation

Henri Bartholomeeusen

President of the Centre d’Action Laïque (Be)

 


More information:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30710883

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11330145/Charlie-Hebdo-attack-2011-firebomb-over-Prophet-Mohammed-issue.html

http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2015/01/07/attaque-au-siege-de-charlie-hebdo_4550630_3224.html


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