Charlie Hebdo cartoonist: ‘Thank you for ‪#‎prayforParis‬, but we don’t need more religion!’

A Charlie Hebdo cartoonist had a message for those praying for Paris and another message for the terrorists who committed the atrocities.

“We don’t need more religion,” Joann Sfar wrote on his Instagram page.

“Our faith goes to music! Kisses! Life! Champagne and joy! #ParisIsAboutLife,” he said in response to the #PrayForParis hashtag campaign that began after the terrorist attacks that left more than 125 dead Friday.


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To the terrorists he said their fate was sealed.

“If God exists, he hates you. And you have already lost, on earth as in heaven. Paris’s motto curses in the face of death: ‘She is tossed by the waves but does not sink,’” he wrote.

His entire message was written in pieces among numerous cartoon panels and mainly in French.

The entire translation is listed below via Fox News.

“France is an old country where lovers kiss freely. Paris is our capital. We love music, drinking, joy. For centuries, those who love death have tried to make us lose our taste for life. They never succeed. Those who love, those who love life – in the end, they’re the ones who win. It’s beautiful, the motto of Paris: ‘Fluctuat nec mergitur:’ ‘She is tossed by the waves but does not sink.’ 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! Terrorism is not the enemy. Terrorism is a tactic. Repeating ‘We are at war’ without finding the courage to name our enemies leads nowhere. Our enemies are those who love death. They have been around forever, in different guises. History forgets them quickly, and Paris remains, having told them to f–k off. The people who died tonight were out living, drinking, singing. They did not know war had been declared against them. Instead of dividing us, you remind us how all this is precious: our way of life. Lovers of death: if God exists, he hates you. And you have already lost, on earth as in heaven. ‘Fluctuat nec mergitur.’ Ca signifie merde a la mort.”


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