But (by the same token) I think we must ALL respond.
We must unite as decent people and show such mindless terrorists that this is not how life should be lived.
Terror is terror and it serves no purpose whatsoever.
This is not a political situation. It is a social one – a human one.
If some people can be so upset by a cartoon and satirical words that they feel their only option is to violently kill and main their fellow man, then there is not much hope for their flimsy belief system. Theirs is not a religion. It is a system of hate – no more, no less.
Let us remember that ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’. Let us think on that in all we do, in all aspects of coping (coping?) with war and its consequences.
Let us not be afraid - as the Parisians are now claiming.
Je suis Charlie.