I'm not a real cartoonist - just an occasional amateur; certainly I don't have the talent, commitment and above all the courage of Stephane Charbonnier and his colleagues at Charlie Hebdo. But the attack on them was an attack on me, and anyone who tries publicly to express a view. Many, cartoonists, certainly those on the left like the Charlie Hebdo team, offered support for persecuted minorities, opposing for example western intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. But they - we - can't continue to express that support without our freedom of expression.
|Je suis Charlie|