Thursday, January 08, 2015

Charlie Hebdo editor: "I prefer to die than to live like a rat"

Twelve people died in Paris yesterday because three jihadists don't believe in freedom of speech.

From ABC News:
After controversy erupted in 2012 over the cartoons portraying Muslim prophet Mohammed in the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, ABC News' Jeffrey Kofman interviewed the periodical's editor and cartoonist, Stephane Charbonnier.

And Charbonnier remained defiant in the face of the threats against his publication.

"Our job is not to defend freedom of speech but without it we're dead. We can't live in a country without freedom of speech. I prefer to die than to live like a rat," Charbonnier told ABC News.

The attack at the newspaper in Paris killed at least 12 people today -- including Charbonnier.

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