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'Pray for Paris' Sentiment Not Shared by Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist

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By    |   Monday, 16 Nov 2015 01:40 PM

The #PrayForParis hashtag, which began trending on social media after Friday's deadly terrorist attacks throughout the French city, has received a surprising response from a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist.

Cartoonist Joann Sfar used Instagram to share a cartoon asking followers to stop posting the #PrayForParis hashtag, according to the New York Post.

"Friends from the whole world, thank you for #PrayForParis, but we don't need more religion! Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and joy! #ParisIsAboutLife," Sfar wrote in the cartoon.

 

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Nearly 130 people were killed Friday in six coordinated attacks at various populated venues throughout Paris.

The attack shook the city still reeling from the January massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which left more than a dozen dead. Al-Qaida claimed responsibility for that attack, according to People magazine while ISIS has claimed Friday's bloodshed.

Sfar's caution not to "pray for Paris" was part of a series of Instagram posts, which included one for the terrorists, whom he referred to as the "lovers of death," according to the Independent.

"Lovers of death, if God exists, he hated you. And you have already lost, both on earth and in heaven," Sfar wrote in French on Instagram in a caption translated by The Independent.

 

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"Terrorism is not the enemy," Sfar wrote in another post, according to The Independent's translation. "Terrorism is a mode of operation. Repeating 'we are at war' without finding the courage to name our enemies leads nowhere. Our enemies are those that love death. In various guises, they have always existed. History forgets quickly."

 

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Sfar's cartoons drew strong response on social media.







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