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Charlie Hebdo: People, Not Politics

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As emotions continue to run high following the atrocious attacks in Paris last week the latest issue of Charlie Hebdo went on sale in the UK, with customers queuing overnight to get their hands on the Survivors issue. As I’m sure you’ve all seen the front cover maintained their brazen stance, with a cartoon of their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, who is in tears, holding the slogan ‘Je suis Charlie’ (I am Charlie) alongside the headline ‘Tout Est Pardonne’ (‘All Is Forgiven’) – regardless of the diverse reactions, it’s a potent message.

The only thing I could be sure about in this situation was that the death of artists is heartbreaking and rage inducing. I’ve heard people of a similar descent as me comment that ‘they weren’t innocent …’ 

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Missing In Action No More

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It’s funny how life runs away with you. I remember being 21 and starting this blog – I had just started to write for NXG Magazine, an arts project in Deptford. I never thought I could be paid to write without a degree, but God bless the internet, which admittedly made this task more accomplishable.