No matter what you thought about Charlie Hebdo, what happened yesterday is simply horrible. Twelve people died, if I remember correctly, but only four were especially targeted : the cartoonists. Their attackers were claiming they were avenging their Prophet, so this adds hate to hate. So far, nothing seems to have degenerated in the various marchs I heard about (I even heard on the radio this morning than when someone started burning the Coran during a march, everybody around him started screaming at him and kicked him out because "don't mix shit up", I was very relieved to hear that), but nothing is sure, really. Right now I'm really scared to see racism and anti-islamic/muslim movement becoming violent.
But for now, we raise our pens to the artists who died for having expressed an opinion, to the ones who died along them for simply being there, to every person who died in similar occasions, and we say, we're artists too, we won't stop drawing, we'll draw even more, fear and hate won't win.
Because what this also really tells us is that art, drawing, writing is powerful. When you kill someone to shut him up, you don't show how right you are, you show how convinced you are that what they're doing is harmful to you, how convincing to other you think it can be.
Kill an artist, ten more will rise.