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Message for Charlie Hebdo

offence noun (UPSET FEELINGS)

upset and hurt or annoyed feelings, often because someone has been rude or shown no respect:

I really didn’t mean (to cause/give) any offence (= did not intend to upset anyone) – I was just stating my opinion.

Do you think he took offence (= was upset) at what I said about his hair?

Three men suffered offence in Paris on Wednesday morning before deciding to attack the offices of a well-known satirical publication, murdering twelve people in the process. Charlie Hebdo was not itself known for indiscriminate violence, or indeed violence of any sort beyond the sharpening of pencils, although some half-wits seem to think they “had it coming”. Now eleven men and one woman are dead as a result of a single, petulant outburst of impotent rage.  They were:

Michel Renaud

Mustapha Ourrad

Elsa Cayat

Frederic Boisseau

Franck Brinsolaro

Ahmed Merabet

Bernard Maris

Philippe Honore

Jean ‘Cabu’ Cabut

Georges Wolinski

Bernard ‘Tignous’ Verlhac

Stephane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier

They join the illustrious group of people who have died rather than succumb to intimidation.

The Editors

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