Enough is enough! Being Charlie Hebdo: Arab (Muslim) publishers included.
Totally shocked, and frozen, by the news of the murder at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, I feel a little solace in these two quotes, reported by the International Publishers Association, from two relevant professional organizations in the Arab world:
¨Assem Shalaby, President of the Arab Publishers Association condemned “this vicious attack that contravenes the principles of Islam and the message of its prophet.”
“This is a horrible crime committed against humanity, freedom of expression, Islam and Muslims” said Ibrahim El Moallem, Chairman of Dar El Shorouk, the largest Arab book publisher. “It is an attack against civilization.”
We must all (!) cry out: Enough is enough.