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Many people have used the hashtag #PrayforParis after yesterdays’ tragic terrorist attack.  Also trending on social media is the news about Charlie Hebo cartoonist Joann Sfar comment about not using #Prayforparis.  He wrote

Friends from the whole world, thank you for #prayforParis, but we don’t need more religion! Our faith goes to music! Kissing! Life! Champagne and joy! #Parisisaboutlife

He also shared this cartoon on his instagram account:

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A British media outlet translated this as the following:

Terrorism is not the enemy. 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

I want to look at this particular point Sfar made.

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