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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:57 PM

1. How awful.

Thanks for posting this, Hero - the photos are amazing. The demonstrations are a beautiful rebuke, but the reason for them is horrifying. It's not explained how the perpetrator came to be shot rather than arrested in this article, so I found something at BBC which explains a lot of the background leading up to the murder, including the Charlie Hebdo controversy.

While it is a good thing trump bothered to respond, his reaction is reported as remarks made at a rally. They are predictably eloquent, of course. *sigh*

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54581827

Speaking at the scene hours after the incident, President Macron stressed national unity. "They will not prevail, they will not divide us," he said.

Charlie Hebdo on Friday tweeted: "Intolerance just reached a new threshold and seems to stop at nothing to impose terror in our country."

Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, who met leaders from teaching unions on Saturday, said in a recorded statement that Mr Paty had been killed by the "enemies of freedom" and France would "never back down when confronted by terror, intimidation".

Muslim leaders in France also condemned the attack. "A civilisation does not kill an innocent person, barbarism does," Tareq Oubrou, imam of a mosque in Bordeaux, told France Inter.


I'm not very eloquent myself, but sincere *hugs* from the US. Vive la France.

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