The horror. The solidarity. The need for revenge?
That has been the process for almost all things these days. When ever there is some attack, either the government or the public demand for blood in return. It is the too common, "an eye for an eye." And to be honest, who would have blamed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had done the same?
Yet, here they are with their new cover, "Tout est Pardoné," to remind the whole world that peace comes when we stop demanding retribution. Their new cover simply translates to "All is forgiven." (Forgive me if my translation is off... It has been a while). After all that they have been through, the fact that is their first collective message speaks a lot about the moral fiber of their team.
There will be many who say will not remember that many of these "jihadists" think that they have suffered worst. I am not saying that they are right. Nor am I saying that it condones senseless murder. I am just saying that enough is enough. Violence in the name of whoseever justice needs to stop. And I so proud to see that Charlie Hebdo too is saying the same thing.