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Members of FCCC hold placards reading "I am Charlie" in Chinese and French at the event. [Photo/CFP]
The attack on the offices of the Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Jan 7 that claimed 12 lives, including those of the magazine's editor and three of the finest cartoonists in France, was the deadliest in four decades and should be condemned by one and all.
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The murder of the French journalists, including the excellent cartoonists, would not halt printed attacks on the religion of the attackers. Rather, it would provide further ammunition to anti-Islamic groups and governments. Such consequences are surely known to those perpetrators of this terrorist act. So why did they do it? Revenge, most likely.

While it's true that social factors should be taken into consideration, I disagree that it should result in self-censorship. If people are against certain articles or cartoons, they could always object in like manner, and not resort to terrorist acts.

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